NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:50:13 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 09:53:00 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 10:14:00 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 10:49:00 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 15:45:00 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 09:14:00 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 08:31:00 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 12:54:00 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 13:27:00 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 09:04:00 GMT Now streaming: NAVAIR demonstrates new video-feed capabilities during Trident Warrior NAVAIR AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – A team from NAVAIR participated in the Navy’s Trident Warrior sea trial experiment June 24 to July 7 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) to demonstrate a capability that will enhance the... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:18:00 GMT USS Anzio conducts Tomahawk test launch EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — A Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile is fired from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a missile exercise June 25 off the coast of Florida.   The test proved that the cruise missile can... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:18:00 GMT UCLASS team wins commander’s award for ‘seminal’ design review NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) team was among the 10 groups to receive a NAVAIR Commander’s Award during a ceremony held June 17 at NAS Patuxent River. Vice Adm.... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:31:00 GMT Photo release: MQ-8C Fire Scout completes developmental flight test Point Mugu, Calif. --  An MQ-8C Fire Scout conducts its final developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu.  Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy's new, larger unmanned helicopter has completed 327 flights and logged over 450 hours.  The... Mon, 04 May 2015 11:23:00 GMT Media Advisory: U.S. Navy invites media to discuss first ever X-47B autonomous aerial refueling What: Members of the electronic, print and broadcast media are invited to participate in a media teleconference to discuss the details of the first-ever autonomous aerial refueling of an unmanned aircraft. The X-47B successfully completed the test event April 22 at... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:06:00 GMT Fueled in flight: X-47B first to complete autonomous aerial refueling NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:03:00 GMT Triton UAS conducts first flight with search radar NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:01:00 GMT Navy unmanned, weapons leaders solicit industry for new, innovative ideas NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  —The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) hosted an industry day April 16 to help companies learn about the service’s future technology needs. PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:09:00 GMT Marine captain takes top honors for aviation maintenance excellence NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A Marine Corps captain recently earned CNO’s Charles J. “Chuck” Nechvatal aviation ground maintenance officer of the year award for his contribution to the deployment of one of the service’s newest small unmanned... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:46:00 GMT Harriers Go Digital: New technology allows Marine aircraft to expand mission NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – A  U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier flew its first mission with the new BRU-70/A Digital Improved Triple Ejector Rack (DITER) in support of the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in January. A single aircraft... Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:04:00 GMT DoD tests next -generation anti-ship missile POINT MUGU SEA TEST RANGE, Calif. – The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the... Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:16:00 GMT