NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Wed, 06 May 2015 17:35:13 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 12:23:00 GMT FRCSE bids fair winds to 54-year veteran JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Not many employees at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) can say they served their country for more than half a century – Curtis Kimbler can. Kimbler, who spent the past 54 years repairing aircraft engines, retired today in... Mon, 04 May 2015 07:26:00 GMT FRCSE Detachment Jacksonville epitomizes Sailor’s Creed during inspection JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Every Sailor in the Navy memorizes the Sailor’s Creed during entry-level training. In the creed, Sailors pledge to follow orders, represent the fighting spirit of the Navy, and defend freedom and democracy around the world. They also promise... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:45:00 GMT FRCSE nondestructive inspection shop receives equipment upgrade NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) unveiled a new piece of equipment during a ribbon cutting ceremony April 22. The fully-automated fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) line was installed in the nondestructive inspection (NDI) shop, replacing a... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:33:00 GMT NAWCWD counts down to fully operational T-Range T-Range lead engineer Ty Walsh announced early March that the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) T-Range will be fully operational within the next five months. The T-Range, or thermal dynamics test facility, is in the process of completing... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:04:00 GMT NAWCWD hosts War Eagles at Point Mugu Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:49:00 GMT NAWCWD breaks new ground with interactive software tool Engineers in the Warfare Systems Development and Integration Division at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) built an innovative software tool that increases the interoperability of network enabled weapons. “We created an interactive software tool that helps with compliance and... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:43:00 GMT AIR 4.8 recognizes excellence with inaugural Department awards JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The Support Equipment (SE) and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) Department (AIR 4.8) presented its inaugural AIR 4.8 awards to winners at a ceremony on April 15 at NAVAIR’s Lakehurst site and made available... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:52:00 GMT FRCSE protects employees from heavy metal exposure JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – While safety processes have been in place for many years, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) supervisors and engineers continue to incorporate new and improved ways to better manage heavy metal dust generating areas regulated by the Occupational... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:02:00 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 14:06:00 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 14:03:00 GMT Robots make a splash at Rowan University Glassboro, N.J. – Seaperch Robotics is growing! 34 middle and 19 high school teams, a total of 53 teams competed on Saturday, April 18th, when Rowan University and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., sponsored the... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:02:00 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 11:01:00 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 10:09:00 GMT Closing the curtain on NAVAIR's desert depot NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – With the reduction in the nation’s military footprint overseas, just a handful of reservists from NAVAIR recently ended a high-impact mission which saved time, money and improved aircraft readiness for the Fleet. June... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:35:00 GMT FRCSE claims top spot in CNO Shore Safety Awards program Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) recently claimed top honors in the CNO Shore Safety Awards Program, earning the 2014 Safety Excellence Unit Award for medium industrial, shore activity. Medium industrial category indicates the command has a military and civilian working population... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:15:00 GMT Link-16 has aircrew surrounded at NAWCWD On Nov. 25, 2014, three F/A-18s lifted off the runway at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) and located eight, Russian SU-27 planes via radar in China Lake's airspace. The F/A-18 radars and radar warning receivers picked up the movements and... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:00 GMT NAWCWD targets support laser weapon test Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) personnel assisted with the successful firing of the Navy’s first operational laser weapon during sea demonstrations in November 2014. The team operated sea targets for tests held in the waters off Bahrain in... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:47:00 GMT Ribbon cutting held for new HEATR lab Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:37:00 GMT Live, virtual, and constructive community talks real plans at NAWCWD Senior Navy leadership attended a two-day workshop held by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) in January aimed at uniting the live, virtual and constructive (LVC) community. More than 150 experts, program managers and department-level executives developed plans to address... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:43:00 GMT