NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:33:06 GMT Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems program leadership changes hands 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 MQ-25 program validates future mission control system through simulated test 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 MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS 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 Precision Strike Weapons program changes leadership 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 Navy modernizes Tomahawk Weapons Control System 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 LRASM program wins top aviation award 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 Photo release: X-47B departs Pax River 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 Blackjack soars over Southern Maryland 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 Video release: Fire Scout celebrates 10 years of flight 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 Navy's common control system validates interoperability during Tri-Service demo 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 Photo Release: Triton UAS completes 100th flight 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 THE GOLDEN TOUCH: NAVAIR financial manager reaches 50 years of service 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 Navy receives approval for Triton UAS production 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 Navy launches JSOW C-1 during Valiant Shield 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 U.S. Navy, Italian Air Force test aerial refueling capability 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 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