NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:01:46 GMT NAWCWD shows youngsters that science, engineering can be fun Rear Adm. Mike Moran, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, welcomed 150 local students to the fifth annual Young Engineers and Scientists! of Ridgecrest Conference in McLean Lab at China Lake on April 5. Kicking off the event, Moran asked... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:56:00 GMT Former DAU official takes reins of Navy’s Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy’s Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office (PMA-281) welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony March 27 the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building here. Capt. Ralph Lee, the  former... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:20:00 GMT FRCSE artisans train the fleet JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) are training service members and Department of Defense civilians on corrosion control and painting techniques to better sustain aircraft in the fleet. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Aircraft/Ground Support Equipment... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:42:00 GMT Photo Release: X-47B completes night flights NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The unmanned X-47B conducts its first night flight April 10 over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.  Night flights are the next incremental step in developing the operations concept for more routine... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:28:00 GMT Navy’s X-47B program receives aviation honor NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team received the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy at the U.S. National Aeronautic Association awards ceremony April 9 in Arlington, Va. The combined Navy/Northrop Grumman... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:20:00 GMT NAVAIR Lakehurst passes the plank to longest length of service employee By Elyse Fetherman Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. – On April 2, NAVAIR Lakehurst employees gathered at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for a “passing of the plank” ceremony. The Naval Air Engineering Center (NAEC) Honorary... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:28:00 GMT FRCSE keeps Fire Scouts ready for crucial mission JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Detachment (DET) Mayport are diligently overhauling several MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAV) to meet the deployment needs of the fleet.  The U.S. Navy currently... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:33:00 GMT NAVAIR honored by national society Bettye Moody, fourth from left, holds the 2014 Premier Media Partner plaque commemorating the Naval Air Systems Command’s recruitment advertising partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers at the 40th annual NSBE convention in Nashville, Tenn., March 27-28. Moody,... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:04:00 GMT Women’s History Month event celebrates women of character, courage, commitment NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION CHINA LAKE, Calif. — “You’re never too old to become who you might have been or who you need to become to reach your goal,” author Carrie Flintom told NAVAIR employees at a Women’s... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:00 GMT NAWCWD supports Ventura County Science Fair, STEM expo NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION POINT MUGU, Calif. - NAWCWD employees supported the annual Ventura County Office of Education’s Science Fair on March 19 where about 800 students from more than 75 area schools competed. Volunteers from NAWCWD included Cameron... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:08:00 GMT MEDIA ADVISORY: NAVAIR showcases systems, services and platforms at Sea-Air-Space Expo NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Naval officials from several Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) program offices, to include the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) and the Unmanned Combat Air Systems Carrier Demonstration Program Office (PMA-268), will... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:05:00 GMT Super Hornet gets new look at FRCSE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) are hard at work stripping and painting F/A-18E/F Super Hornets while collecting data to attain “declaration of capability” to establish a Super Hornet paint program.  The program will establish a set... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:12:00 GMT Software tool to improve naval-aviation safety reaches key developmental milestone NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A software tool that will help the Navy and Marine Corps reduce its aviation mishap rate and enhance aircrew training reached a key developmental milestone March 25, laying the groundwork for limited... Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:44:00 GMT Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — A modernized rocket  launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:19:00 GMT Photo Release: Future UAS trainer makes cross country voyage to support Triton program A retired U.S. Air Force Global Hawk is loaded onto a truck destined for the Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) facility at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., to support MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System training.  Three trucks departed Edwards... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:10:00 GMT FRCSE implementing ‘Concerto’ to all assigned platforms JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) is implementing ConcertoTM project management software on numerous aircraft repair lines in an effort to increase aircraft throughput, reduce turnaround time and provide on time deliveries to warfighting customers. In 2009, FRCSE adopted... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:47:00 GMT WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Team lead's work keeps naval aviators on the safe side NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Calling Susan Whitley a lifesaver is more than hyperbole. For Whitley, saving lives and turning around near-terminal acquisition programs is part of the job. As the integrated product team lead for the Military Flight... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:55:00 GMT Speed to the fleet: PMA-207 completes accelerated KC-130J transition to Marine Reserves NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Transitioning a squadron to a new aircraft requires thorough planning, logistics and knowledge. Delivering this transition a year earlier than scheduled requires rapid response and flawless team coordination. The Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:24:00 GMT WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: For this doctor, the focus is on organizational health NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Dr. Melissa Denihan may not wear a lab coat or wield a surgeon’s scalpel, but she’s an expert at prescribing the best medicine for the acquisition professionals attending NAVAIR’s College of Program... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:51:00 GMT Navy marks friend, foe identification system milestone NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- Skies are becoming a little friendlier for our military members thanks to a little grey box. This month, the 10,000th  Mark XIIA Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, or Mode 5 capable Common... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:58:00 GMT