NAVAIR News Releases http://www.navair.navy.mil/news NAVAIR News Release Data Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:33:04 GMT Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office welcomes new leadership http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6700 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.–The Unmanned Carrier Aviation office (PMA-268) welcomed a new program manager during a change of command ceremony Nov. 21 in Patuxent River.  Capt. Beau Duarte, who will retire in April after 28 years of service, transferred leadership to... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6700 JSOW C-1 achieves full operational capability http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6658 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy recently declared the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 ready for full operational capability. All U.S. squadrons are now outfitted with JSOW C-1, the Navy’s first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:52:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6658 PEO (U&W) launches program to rapidly deliver new technology http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6643 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND,  PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) has started a new initiative, known as Innovation and Modernization-Patuxent River (IMPAX), to bring emerging technologies and capabilities to the fleet faster. The... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:43:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6643 PMA-262 welcomes new program manager http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6641 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND  PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office (PMA-262) welcomed a new program manager during a change of command ceremony  Sept. 5 at NAS Patuxent River. The Honorable Sean J. Stackley, Assistant... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:27:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6641 Quads for Squads: Marine Corps infantry receive small quadcopters http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6639 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – The Marine Corps has started equipping infantry units with small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) quadcopters to bring greater situational awareness to troops on the ground. During last year’s Modern Day Marine expo held at Quantico,... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:08:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6639 RQ-21A Blackjack team cuts costs by simulating sea-based tests http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6621 NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  – The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test team saved time and money recently by completing a portion of the  traditional sea based approaches in a simulated environment at the UAS Test Directorate... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:29:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6621 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 12:18:00 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 11:00:00 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 11:19:00 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 09:40:00 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 11:04:00 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 14:01:00 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 10:00:00 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 12:35:00 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 08:09:00 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 19:33:00 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 11:23:00 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 09:31:00 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 14:36:00 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 11:31:00 GMT http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.NavairNewsStory&id=6391