NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:42:28 GMT U.S., Canada sign deal for first RQ-21A Blackjack int'l sale 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 NAVAIR college interns train for future int’l sales careers 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 MQ-8B Fire Scout deploys with new radar capability NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar. The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, built by Telephonics Corporation, will be used... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:49:00 GMT MQ-4C Triton UAS demonstrates new capabilities during flight test   NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy recently demonstrated two key capabilities for the Triton Unmanned Air System (UAS) program that will enhance future fleet operations. During a flight test June 2, an MQ-4C Triton and P-8A Poseidon... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:20:00 GMT Navy's first network-enabled weapon ready for fleet operations NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, has been delivered to the fleet after achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in early June. Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, director of Air Warfare, made the announcement after... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:36:00 GMT Navy deploys new APKWS design for fixed-wing aircraft NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy delivered the first fixed-wing aircraft variant of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) in March 2016 to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223 operating the AV-8B Harrier in theater. ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:26:00 GMT Marines honored for excellence in aviation NAVAL AIR STATION, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron presented excellence in aviation awards to three local Marines for demonstrated achievements in speed to the fleet, improving warfighter capabilities, and reducing cost per... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:53:00 GMT Navy’s UxS Common Control System completes first live demonstration NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy recently tested its newly developed Common Control System (CCS) with a submersible unmanned vehicle during a series of underwater missions at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in Puget Sound,... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:58:00 GMT Blackjack UAS ready for fleet operation NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy and Marine Corps’ RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) received the official green light for operation Jan. 13, marking a major milestone for the program. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:31:00 GMT MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed a three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, California. The OA included 11 flights totaling 83.4 flight hours where Fire Scout... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:18:00 GMT Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan Weapons’ foreign military sales growth sky rockets NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The Navy and industry partner BAE recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:42:00 GMT Network-enabled Harpoon missile completes free-flight test NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Navy completed a free-flight test of the new network-enabled Harpoon missile system Nov. 18 at the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California. Building on the nearly 40-year legacy of the Harpoon, the upgraded... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:53:00 GMT Triton UAS begins operational assessment, prepares for production NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system began one of the events that will be used to support the program’s Milestone C review and entry into low-rate initial production Nov. 17 at NAS Patuxent... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:14:00 GMT LRASM, F/A-18 flight test underway at Pax River NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – An F/A-18E/F Super Hornet carries a model of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) during initial flight testing Nov. 3 at NAS Patuxent River. The program's flight test team is conducting the... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:49:00 GMT PMA-242's guns team provides fleet training to improve readiness, safety NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. − From operations in Afghanistan to training exercises around the world, crew-served weapons are employed from almost every Navy and Marine Corps platform in service today. In the past year, Sailors and Marines fired... Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:45:00 GMT Photo Release: AARGM moves forward with integrated test NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – An F/A-18 E/F launches a Block I Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)  during test firings over the Point Mugu Sea Range in August 2015.  AARGM completed the first phase of Block 1 integrated test... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:14:00 GMT Darrah returns to his roots for Kansas City Navy Week NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons, returned to his hometown Aug. 19 to support Navy Week, a week-long series of events to promote awareness of... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:31:00 GMT Photo release: Marines, Coast Guard demo small UAS capabilities MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina -- A member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) launches an RQ-20A Puma unmanned aircraft Aug. 12 during an exercise near Camp Lejeune. The U.S. Coast Guard and MARSOC joined forces... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:54:00 GMT Navy begins LRASM, F/A-18 integration testing NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—The Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. The program’s flight test team... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:27:00 GMT Photo release: MQ-4C Triton begins testing inside anechoic chamber NAVAIR AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- An MQ-4C Triton is lifted inside Patuxent River's anechoic chamber Aug.12  for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing. This event marked the first time that an unmanned aircraft inside the chamber was controlled from an external ground control... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:04:00 GMT