Contracted Air Services (CAS)

Contract Air Support aircraft

PMA-226 manages the acquisition of Contracted Air Services (CAS) and coordinates airworthiness assessments of contract aircraft and operators to ensure safe, timely and efficient support to the USN/USMC; meeting missions that range from adversary training support to test support and aerial refueling.


 Foreign Military Sales (FMS)


PMA-226 supports Out-of-U.S. Navy Inventory (OOI) aircraft, managing six aircraft types for eight FMS customer countries.
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Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

Sentry UAV

PMA-226 supports the Sentry Unmanned Aerial Vehicle the NPS’s Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS).
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U.S. Navy Test Pilot School Aircraft


H-72 Lakota

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The H-72 Program's objective is to develop and train the test pilots of the future in order to perform acquisition testing of the Navy’s future aircraft to meet the operational needs of today’s and future war fighters.

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NU-1B Otter / U-6A Beaver

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The NU-1B Otter is used to train test pilots in low speed aircraft handling characteristics. The U-6A Beaver is used to tow aircraft for the X-26 Frigate sailplane.

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T-38 Talon

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The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance, and exceptional safety record.

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X-26A Frigate Glider

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The X-26A is a two-seat, high performance glider used to train pilots in flying qualities at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Md. These aircraft are used to increase the students' knowledge of the dynamics of flight.

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