VX-31 Website

Dust Devil Mission

What We Do:

  • Testing and Evaluating current and future manned and unmanned aircraft, weapons, and weapons systems.
  • Operating the Airborne Test Bed program to provide cost-wise support to the Navy’s research community.
  • Conducting successful inland search and rescue operations throughout the high desert.


VX-31 Command Philosophy

How We Do It:

  • Conduct ourselves with integrity and professionalism in all that we do.
  • Possess a relentless drive to be the most effective and efficient flight test organization possible.
  • Prioritize our families.  Nothing done here is possible without their support.  They need yours, too!
  • Execute safe flight test.  Management of risk in a flight tests is critical.  
  • Communicate to your sponsors and to your chain of command in a timely manner.  We can not effect change if we keep secrets.
  • Be experts in our jobs.  Given the complexity and costs in performing our mission, it would be irresponsible not to be.

VX-31 Video
VX-31 Video with audio descriptors
[these videos will take a few minutes to load]

Last Update 06-Sep-2013 9:55