NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:47:26 GMT 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 Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5588 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A modernized rocket  launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:19:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5588 Triton Unmanned Air System completes initial flight test phase http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5578 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- The Navy's MQ-4C Triton completed its initial flight test phase at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., facility March 13, bringing the unmanned air system one step closer to introduction to the fleet in... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5578 Photo release: MQ-8C Fire Scout reaches 100 flight hours http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5575 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- An MQ-8C Fire Scout on runway after a test flight at Point Mugu, Calif., March 10. The unmanned helicopter surpassed 100 flight hours during this event and will continue to undergo testing at Point Mugu this year.  In July,... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:18:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5575 Navy’s X-47B team receives prestigious aviation award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5565   NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team was honored by Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine as a winner of the publication’s prestigious Laureate Awards during a ceremony held March 6... Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:55:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5565 Photo release: NAVAIR names Junior Sailor of the Year http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5559 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Vice Adm. David Dunaway, NAVAIR commander, presents Petty Officer 2nd Class Rachel Marrs with the command's Junior Sailor of the Year award at a ceremony held at the Washington Planning Center at the Washington Navy... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:17:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5559 Photo Release: Triton UAS team members earn civilian service award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5553 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- Recipients of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program office (PMA-262) pictured with Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons Rear Adm.... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:13:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5553 Photo Release: Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5550 The second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts its first test flight Feb. 12 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.  The first aircraft completed its initial flight in October 2013 and has flown 66 hours to date. The MQ-8C... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:11:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5550 Photo Release: Navy tests small UAV support equipment http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5539 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class (Aviation Warfare) Clyde Williams,left, and engineers Doug Waddell and Wayne Hewitt, from the Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. conduct tilt-table testing... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:09:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5539 RQ-21A Blackjack begins operational test phase http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5536 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms,... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:35:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5536 Weapons program hails new leader http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5532 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy’s air-to-ground weapons program office held a change of command Jan. 16 at the Rear Adm. William Moffett building here. Capt. Jamie Engdahl relieved Capt. Carl Chebi as program... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:40:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5532 Unmanned demo aircraft exceeds 10,000 combat flight hours http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5527 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —The Navy’s unmanned RQ-4A Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (BAMS-D) surpassed 10,000 flight hours in December 2013 in support of operations in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. Now entering its sixth... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:44:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5527 Unmanned aircraft demo shows off warfighting capabilities http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5523 MARINE CORPS BASE, QUANTICO, Va. – In the past, American warfighters lost their lives to improvised explosive devices (IED) on the battlefield. But now with technological advancements, small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) can save lives.  Imagine a Marine Corps platoon using... Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:42:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5523 Weapons team takes top award http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5516 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) team received recognition for its work with the Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC) program during a ceremony here Nov. 8. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Nicholas Kehoe,... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:51:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5516 Instructors receive Marine recon paddle http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5511 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Usually, at the end of a training class, it is the students who receive awards, but this time it was the instructors. Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-263) Training... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:15:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5511 Technology transfer to benefit Navy, Coast Guard http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5504 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – A DoD technology transfer program will help breathe new life into legacy Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) and provide cost avoidance to the Navy and Coast Guard. During a demonstration Oct. 23 at... Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:41:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5504 NAVAIR engineer recognized as rising ‘Star’ http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5493 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) employee received an award for her work as the deputy assistant program manager for Systems Engineering on the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program. Nicole Theberge... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:59:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5493 Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System completes carrier tests http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5495 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Navy concluded another round of carrier testing Nov. 19 to further demonstrate and evaluate the X-47B unmanned air system integration within the aircraft carrier environment. Tests aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:51:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=5495