NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:00:30 GMT NAVAIR's PMA-290 wins for international acquisition partnership NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – It’s fundamental that NAVAIR programs balance acquisition performance, operational proficiency of their platforms, and multiple budgets and requirements against today’s threats, however, add cooperation and strategic partnership, as per national-level defense guidance, and... Wed, 24 Oct 2018 08:31:00 GMT Seedcorn plants STEM, P-8A Poseidon provides the platform NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — To the layperson, the P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) looks like any other commercial airliner, yet at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), July 13-15 at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire,... Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:32:00 GMT NAVAIR Industry Day Seeks Partnership, Electronics and System solutions NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- “Allow your folks to fail, learn, then recover,” said Daniel Nega, the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for air programs during an industry brief at PMA-209’s Industry Day, Sept. 18-19, 2018. “Don’t... Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:25:00 GMT Phase I complete for Navy’s range support aircraft replacement NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Commercial Modifications and Range Support (CMARS) Team accepted delivery of their newest commercial-derivative aircraft platform, July 30. The Gulfstream G550, with structural modifications, was further modified to house specialized... Thu, 06 Sep 2018 13:55:00 GMT KC-130J Completes Successful Harvest HAWK Plus Testing NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Integrated Warfighting Capability (IWC) Weapons team celebrated a successful five-week developmental and integrated test (DT/IT) live fire event utilizing a newly configured KC-130J with the Harvest Hercules... Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:50:00 GMT Marine Brig. Gen. Masiello new leader of PEO(A) NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Brig. Gen. Gregory L. Masiello assumed leadership of the Program Executive Office for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault & Special Mission Programs, (PEO(A)), during a change of command ceremony May 7 at Naval... Fri, 11 May 2018 09:13:00 GMT RADM Peters: Budget increase means more aircraft, better systems for Naval Aviators NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—The program executive officer (PEO) overseeing more than half of Naval Aviation’s aircraft inventory is putting recent budget increases to good use, dramatically increasing the number of aircraft it will buy in fiscal 2018 and beyond. During the 2018... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:35:00 GMT Navy considering proposal for 17 Presidential Helicopters NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Four years into a $1.2 billion development contract for the new VH-92A presidential helicopter, the Navy has flown two initial test aircraft and is considering a proposal to acquire a full fleet of the new presidential helicopters. That’s according... Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:38:00 GMT CH-53K demonstrates vehicle lift NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — CH-53K King Stallion successfully lifted (and set down) a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) during a demonstration, Jan. 18.  Using the single point hook, the helicopter hovered up to 100 feet for approximately 10 minutes... Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:33:00 GMT PHOTO: CH-53K Demonstrates Dual Hook Jettison for First Time Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:01:00 GMT KC-130J: Creative Solution Meets Airspace Management Requirement NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD - The KC-130J team has designed a system that will assist airspace management authorities in locating the aircraft.  “The KC-130J Team has been given final approval for a federated ADS-B (Out) and IFF Mode 5... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:43:00 GMT Patuxent River welcomes CH-53K to flight line NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The first CH-53K King Stallion to touch down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland arrived June 30. Relocated from Sikorsky's Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, it is the... Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:38:00 GMT C-130T upgrades reduce maintenance, improve reliability NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, MD – It’s true.  Good things really do come in small packages. This was recently proven out by the Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) C-130T Electronic Propeller Control System and Engine Instrument Display System... Wed, 31 May 2017 14:34:00 GMT U.S. Marine Corps receives approval for CH-53K King Stallion production NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) approved the Navy's request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program to... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:17:00 GMT CH-53K King Stallion successfully completes initial operational testing NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion helicopter completed its two-week initial operational test period, called OT-B1, Oct. 19 at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. OT-B1 included multiple external... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:35:00 GMT U.S. Marine Corps takes delivery of 50th KC-130J Hercules NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) and Lockheed Martin delivered the 50th KC-130J “Hercules” transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, Aug. 18. "The delivery of... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:34:00 GMT Belvin Relieves Tobler in Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Program NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Md. – Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems Program Office (PMA-264) held a change of command and retirement ceremony Aug. 12 here at the Rear Adm. W. A. Moffett Building. Capt. Doug Belvin relieved Capt. Matt Tobler as... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:04:00 GMT Three-year Effort Will Repair All 147 Aging CH-53E Helicopters NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMT P-8A Team Wins SECNAV Award for Environmental Compliance NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment) Dennis McGinn presented the P-8A environment, safety and occupational health (ESOH) team with the Secretary of the Navy’s fiscal year 2015 environmental award for “Environmental Excellence... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:49:00 GMT CH-53K achieves 27,000 pound external lift WEST PALM BEACH, Fla – The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach June 17. The aircraft executed an “out of ground effect” (OGE) external... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:40:00 GMT