US Navy NAE

NAVAIR Ranges
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AIR VEHICLE MODIFICATION & INSTRUMENTATION
Patuxent River, Maryland; China Lake and Point Mugu, California
(FACT SHEET)

The Air Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation (AVMI) group provides source data and air vehicle modifications necessary to support the NAVAIR test & evaluation community. AVMI also provides resources for rapid innovative solutions to unique prototyping needs of the Navy fleet. AVMI consists of three divisions located nationally.

The Mechanical Solutions Division is located at Patuxent River. MSD designs, builds and installs prototype aircraft and field system installations. It provides customers with a fully-integrated engineering design, machining, sheet metal/composite fabrication, prototype modeling and installation capability.

The Aircraft Instrumentation Division is colocated at Patuxent River and China Lake. AID designs, develops, builds, installs, calibrates and provides operational support of flight test aircraft instrumentation and telemetry systems. The Division also provides airborne video data support at Patuxent River and airborne mission system test & evaluation software loads at China Lake.

The Airborne Instrumentation Systems Division is colocated at China Lake and Point Mugu. AIS designs, develops, builds, installs, calibrates and provides operational support of miniaturized airborne weapons instrumentation and telemetry systems.

AVMI engineers proactively participate with other DoD activities, academia and industry on national initiatives dedicated to the advancement of technologies associated with physical measurement, data acquisition, data communications, networking, telemetry and data processing.