NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:58:44 GMT Navy UAS program office welcomes new civilian leader, bidding farewell to retiring captain NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy’s Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program office (PMA-262) held a change-of-command ceremony Dec. 18 at Pax River while also bidding "fair winds and following seas" to its program manager, a... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:25:00 GMT MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first ship-based test period NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – The Navy’s new, larger MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter returned  from a five-day test period aboard  USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) Dec. 19 after successfully completing its first ship-based flights off the Virginia coast. The Fire... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:24:00 GMT How NAVAIR’s champion for energy acquisition is helping program managers meet Navy’s new energy policy requirements Four years ago when the Secretary of the Navy outlined five goals aimed at reducing the service’s energy consumption and reliance on petroleum, Herman Varmall began counting down. “I knew it was just matter of time before those policy changes would... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:46:00 GMT Photo release: NAWCAD Corpsman receives Purple Heart for Afghanistan injuries NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Robert Scott Elder receives a Purple Heart from Rear Adm. Dean Peters, commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Dec. 11. While... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:54:00 GMT Photo release: Wheeler celebrates four decades of government service FLEET READINESS CENTER AVIATION SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, SOLOMONS, Md. --  Randy Wheeler, second from left, receives a certificate celebrating his 40 years of government service Dec. 17 from Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) and Naval Air Systems... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMT Dedicated team delivers next-gen visual landing aid equipment, wins prestigious award NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- A Navy aircraft launch and recovery team was recognized for its exemplary work with a 2014 Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s Award during a ceremony at Naval Air Systems... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:16:00 GMT Photo Release: NAVAIR program managers share paths to success NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Program management leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command share how they navigated their careers during a panel discussion Dec. 4 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Participating in the “Getting... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:52:00 GMT Photo Release: Final flight of the A-7 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:15:00 GMT Photo Release: NAVAIR holds logistician hiring blitz NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- From left, Marc Vincent, Chuck Gauch and Karen Murphy interview a candidate for a vacancy during a hiring event Dec. 11 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland.  Vincent,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:18:00 GMT Photo Release: New technology becomes Department of Navy program of record NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - Members of the Expeditionary Airfields (EAF) Sustainment Lighting System (SLS) team gather to celebrate the achievement of Milestone B approval Dec. 5. Now a formal program of record, SLS is a new... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:46:00 GMT Navy demonstrates unmanned helicopter operations aboard Coast Guard cutter NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy completed an MQ-8B Fire Scout demonstration aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Bertholf (WMSL 750) on Dec. 12 as part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing efforts to assess the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:18:00 GMT Fleet Readiness Center WestPac welcomes new commander NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, JAPAN -- U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas Atkinson, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific (FRCWP) incoming commanding officer, salutes Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Assistant Commander... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:09:00 GMT C-40A Clipper delivered to U.S. Naval Reserve ahead of schedule NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. –   Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) and industry partner, Boeing delivered a C-40A Clipper to the U.S. Naval Reserve Nov. 21, one month ahead of schedule. “The C-40 has been successfully serving the fleet... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:35:00 GMT Pierson relieves Cordell in Test Wing Atlantic Change of Command NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland – The Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) changed hands during an official ceremony in the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 hangar at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, Dec. 5. Navy... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:43:00 GMT Navy’s tactical navigation system receives extensive upgrades NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The tactical air navigation (TACAN) system used by all military aircraft recently received extensive upgrades, bringing the system state-of-the-art functionality. The new TACAN system, with its modern, digital, solid-state technology, replaces legacy, vacuum... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:34:00 GMT NAVAIR wins workforce and leadership development awards NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — NAVAIR’s mentoring and leadership development programs won third place at the Human Capital Management Government Awards ceremony Dec. 3 in Arlington, Virginia. Specifically, in the “best workforce development program” category, the mentoring program... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26:00 GMT NAWCWD delivers additional electronic warfare capability to Marines NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION POINT MUGU, Calif. - In-house government work performed at NAWCWD improved an electronic warfare pod that provides the Marine Corps uninterrupted control within the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as the ability to disrupt enemy threats... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:27:00 GMT Photo Release: NAVAIR, Boeing delivers 20th P-8A to fleet operators at NAS Jax P-8A Poseidon aircraft No. 760 takes off from a Boeing facility in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 9 for delivery to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla., marking the 20th overall production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy. This Poseidon, a game changer... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:30:00 GMT Infrared Search and Track System achieves Milestone C approval NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.—The Navy’s infrared search and track  (IRST) system received Milestone C acquisition approval Dec. 2, authorizing low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the sensor pod. Approved by Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, Principal Military deputy for the... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:16:00 GMT NAWCWD team achieves automatic target recognition milestone NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. - Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division personnel developed software that enables a radar to accurately alert the warfighter to adversary submarine periscopes on the cluttered and choppy surface of the ocean. The development... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:34:00 GMT