NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:24:21 GMT Small UAS returns from first operational deployment http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5730 In the video below, a Marine from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 2 recovers a Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in Afghanistan. This small UAS returned from its first early operational deployment Sept. 10 after flying nearly 1,000 hours in 119 days in... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:44:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5730 U.S. Navy anti-ship missile displays capability during military exercise http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5729 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S Navy successfully fired multiple Harpoon missiles as part of the joint military exercise, Valiant Shield, demonstrating its effectiveness against modern day threats. A total of six Harpoon missiles, launched from  F/A-18... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:16:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5729 Photo Release: Fire Scout prepares for future LCS deployment http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5728 An unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts testing aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) in mid-September off the coast of San Diego. The Fire Scout will deploy with its first littoral combat ship in autumn 2014. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:21:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5728 Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft completes first cross-country flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5724 Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. – The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:40:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5724 Navy integrates ‘common’ software into next-generation unmanned carrier-based system http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5723 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR engineers recently installed new software for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system’s control station at the program’s Naval Air Station Patuxent River lab. In early September, the UCLASS... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:43:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5723 Setting her sights on the skies, NAVAIR engineer receives unique recognition http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5719 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – One of NAVAIR’s senior flight test engineers will receive a Women in Aerospace’s (WIA) award in October for her outstanding contributions to the aerospace community. Samantha Pappas, air vehicle test lead for the... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5719 X-47B achieves new set of firsts aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5716 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea. While... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:24:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5716 Photo release: MQ-4C Tritons to arrive at Pax River this fall http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5714 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- MQ-4C Triton test air vehicles at Northrop Grumman's facility in Palmdale, Calif., will fly cross-country to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., this fall. The MQ-4C completed a test flight Aug. 19... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:29:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5714 Photo release: Fire Scout flies with new radar http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5667 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The MQ-8 Fire Scout prepares to land after its flight with a new maritime surface search radar June 16 at Webster Field Annex, Md. This upgrade will increase the situational awareness and... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:43:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5667 Marine officers train with unmanned bird http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5655 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Raven will soon be a common name to every Marine who has completed The Basic School (TBS) officer course. Thirteen TBS instructors finished a two-week course May 22, where they learned how to... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:50:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5655 Paying it forward: Student competition inspires NAVAIR career, launches nation’s future workforce http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5653 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — While student engineering competitions have steadily gained popularity for more than a decade, there were few students who seized the opportunity to participate in the first Annual Student Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) competition... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:14:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5653 New leadership for small unmanned aircraft systems program office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5643 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263) welcomed a new leader May 23 during a change of command ceremony here. PMA-263 Program Manager Col. Jim Rector passed... Wed, 28 May 2014 09:27:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5643 Infographic: Fire Scout operates across the U.S., overseas http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5636 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –  With Fire Scout's first deployment aboard a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) on the horizon, the Navy is now focused on increasing the capability of the unmanned helicopter for future operational missions. From conducting... Fri, 16 May 2014 12:13:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5636 Marines deploy with first, unmanned RQ-21A Blackjack system http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5626 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy’s new, versatile small unmanned aircraft system made its first operational deployment overseas at the end of April with a Marine UAS squadron. Marines from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron... Wed, 07 May 2014 15:10:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5626 Photo Release: MQ-8B Fire Scout conducts test operations aboard littoral combat ship http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5614 An MQ-8B Fire Scout sits on the flight deck of USS Freedom (LCS 1) April 30 off the coast of San Diego, Calif.  Sailors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 are conducting the first combined operations between the unmanned Fire Scout and... Thu, 01 May 2014 11:58:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5614 Navy's X-47B program ramps up flight test, readying for summer sea trials http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5613 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer. The program’s test team will conduct various test events... Thu, 01 May 2014 11:28:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5613 Jordan purchases U.S. Navy’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5612 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The U.S. Navy signed an agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan April 14 for the first international sale of the Department’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). The initial Foreign Military Sale (FMS)... Thu, 01 May 2014 10:41:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5612 Former DAU official takes reins of Navy’s Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5599 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy’s Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office (PMA-281) welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony March 27 the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building here. Capt. Ralph Lee, the  former... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:20:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5599 Photo Release: X-47B completes night flights http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5597 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The unmanned X-47B conducts its first night flight April 10 over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.  Night flights are the next incremental step in developing the operations concept for more routine... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:28:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5597 Navy’s X-47B program receives aviation honor http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5596 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team received the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy at the U.S. National Aeronautic Association awards ceremony April 9 in Arlington, Va. The combined Navy/Northrop Grumman... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:20:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5596