NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:31:06 GMT Navy completes first LRASM free flight from B-1B Lancer http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6618 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin conducted the first free flight launch of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a B-1B Lancer Aug.17 over Point Mugu Sea Range in California. This event marked... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6618 Tomahawk production team delivers 4,000th missile http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6616 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.-- The U.S. Navy and Tomahawk manufacturer Raytheon Missile Systems Company celebrated the  delivery of the 4,000th Block IV cruise missile to the fleet in August. “Tomahawk is known as the ‘nation’s weapon of choice’ and... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6616 New leadership assumes command of PMA-242 program office http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6584 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Weapons office (PMA-242) welcomed a new program manager during a ceremony held June 29 in Patuxent River. The change of command ceremony,  presided by Rear Adm. Mark Darrah,... Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:19:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6584 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems program leadership changes hands http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6566 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –  Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263) welcomed new leadership during a change of command ceremony held aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, June 9. In Marine... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:40:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6566 MQ-25 program validates future mission control system through simulated test http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6519 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Navy’s MQ-25 program completed its first demonstration representing how the mission control system located aboard the aircraft carrier will control and transmit information to an unmanned air vehicle in the future. The... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:04:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6519 MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6517 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —The Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout returned from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) April 11 after completing initial testing aboard a littoral combat ship. The Fire Scout test team along with Navy Sailors (aboard the USS Montgomery) conducted... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:01:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6517 Precision Strike Weapons program changes leadership http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6510 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Precision Strike Weapons office (PMA-201) welcomed a new program manager during a ceremony held at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23’s hangar March 23 in Patuxent River. Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, Program Executive Officer... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6510 Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6504 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.-- After more than a decade in service, the Navy recently delivered an upgraded Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) to the fleet. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office (PMA-280) has maintained the system since 2004... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:35:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6504 LRASM program wins top aviation award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6496 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- The Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program received the elite Laureate Award by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine during the publication’s 60th annual awards ceremony held March 2 in Washington, D.C. Capt.... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:09:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6496 Photo release: X-47B departs Pax River http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6472 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- An X-47B unmanned aircraft departed NAS Patuxent River, Md. Jan.26 for cross country trip back to Northrop Grumman's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif.  As part of the Unmanned Carrier Air System-Demonstration (UCAS-D) program, the... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:33:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6472 Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6460 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Maryland, in December. Before flying at Webster Field, the system conducted testing... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:23:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6460 Video release: Fire Scout celebrates 10 years of flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6445 The Navy's unmanned helicopter, MQ-8B Fire Scout, celebrated 10 years of flight this week, flying over 15,000 hours during test and real-world operations. Click on video to hear more about this milestone. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:31:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6445 Navy's common control system validates interoperability during Tri-Service demo http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6384 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Navy recently tested its Common Control System (CCS) during a Tri-Service demonstration that showed the potential use of unmanned systems for automated medical casualty evacuations. The Navy, Army and Air Force worked... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:36:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6384 Photo Release: Triton UAS completes 100th flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6391 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft completed its 100th flight Oct. 17 from NAS Patuxent River, Md. Triton flew over the newly commissioned USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) while it traveled across the Chesapeake Bay. When fully operational, Triton will... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:31:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6391 THE GOLDEN TOUCH: NAVAIR financial manager reaches 50 years of service http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6376 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —When Alethea Contee began her career with NAVAIR in 1966, she was a recent high school grad serving as a clerk-typist. Fifty years later, Contee has ascended the professional ladder, and celebrated her... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:39:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6376 Navy receives approval for Triton UAS production http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6369 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Honorable... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:54:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6369 Navy launches JSOW C-1 during Valiant Shield http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6364 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Sailors from Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) fired the newest Joint Standoff Weapon, JSOW C-1,  Sept. 13 during Valiant Shield exercise conducted in the Western Pacific. Valiant Shield is the first time the... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:17:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6364 U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6361 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Testing for the U.S. Navy’s fighter aircraft to receive fuel from the Italian Air Force’s KC-767A aircraft is currently underway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This six week test period is... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:01:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6361 U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack int'l sale http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6344 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale. The Blackjack program, managed by the Navy... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:23:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6344 NAVAIR college interns train for future int’l sales careers http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6317 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Six college interns at NAVAIR are gaining valuable experience in foreign military sales this summer, helping them to prepare for future jobs in this growing career field. The interns, who are currently supporting... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:37:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6317