Aircraft Launch and Recovery

NAWCAD is responsible for design, development, evaluation, verification, fielding and in-service engineering support for the Navy's Aircraft Launch and Recovery system and aircraft, target and weapon support equipment.

Air Vehicle Engineering

NAWCAD scientists and engineers provide the technical excellence to support the maritime engineering needs related to technology development, system acquisition, and product support of all naval aviation air vehicle engineering. Air vehicle engineering consists of the following functional areas: air vehicle engineering, aeromechanics, structures, materials engineering, subsystems, and aerial vehicle engineering science and technology. 

AIRWorks

AIRWorks is NAWCAD’s office focused on rapidly and effectively delivering fast, cost-effective, quality solutions to meet immediate and emergent warfighter needs with services including aircraft modification, prototyping, additive manufacturing, systems integration, sustainment, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and rapid contracting.

Atlantic Ranges and Targets

The Atlantic Ranges & Targets Department provides safe, instrumented, controlled testing, training and experimentation in the air, on land and at sea.

Avionics

NAWCAD provides in-service support of naval avionics systems, equipment and associated operating software.

Human Systems

NAWCAD performs the research, development, test and evaluation that optimizes the human within the total system, including systems across aviation support facilities and equipment on aviation capable ships.

Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test

The Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test division is the center of excellence and point-of-entry for modeling and simulation of Fleet battlespace environments to support the research, development, test, evaluation and training of aviation systems. The department operates a number of facilities providing both physical and simulated environments designed to place test articles in a realistic combat environment. From launch to recovery, every simulated phase and aspect of a mission is simulated enabling engineers to capture data necessary to assess the efficiency and capability of the subsystem under evaluation.

Naval Test Wing Atlantic

Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) is the most technically diverse air wing in naval aviation. Comprised of four test and evaluation squadrons, NTWL is the Fleet advocate supporting test and evaluation of the Navy's principal aviation systems ranging from unmanned to rotary and fixed-wing aircraft and subsystems.

Propulsion and Power

NAWCAD operates propulsion and power facilities that conduct testing of propulsion systems and the components of all naval aircraft systems in addition to systems of other services and research agencies.

Prototyping, Instrumentation & Experimentation

NAWCAD engineers and artisans provide airworthy prototypes, flight test instrumentation, and system experimentation capabilities for the Navy and other aircraft programs.

Training Systems

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando is part of the NAWCAD team. NAWCTSD is the Navy’s principal source of a wide spectrum of training solutions for the warfighter. We have an exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, which along with our advanced laboratories, comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance. Our site in central Florida gives us the advantage of co-location with other military acquisition, research and development organizations, the University of Central Florida, and close proximity to the center of the simulation-based entertainment industry.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NAWCAD is the center for full spectrum research, development, test and evaluation of Fleet UAS platforms from Group 1 through 5 including launch and recovery, control systems, data and communication links, mission sensor packages, airspace integration, weapon integration, interoperability and autonomy.

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

The United States Naval Test Pilot School trains the world’s finest developmental test pilots, flight officers, engineers, industry and foreign partners in full spectrum test and evaluation of aircraft and aircraft systems.

Warfare Analysis

NAWCAD provides the resources supporting research and analyses aiding leadership in assessment of naval needs and operational requirements. Aviation analysis is conducted in support of early conceptual design and trade studies, requirements generation, acquisition decision making, general naval aviation related analysis and source selection.

NAWCAD's technology transfer office facilitates business partnerships for transfer of command developed technology to other government agencies, industry or academia.

Acquiring Technology and Services from NAWCAD

  • A Commercial Service Agreement allows industry to leverage NAWCAD’s extensive research, development, test and evaluation facilities not commercially available elsewhere.

  • A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement is between one or more federal and non-federal organizations by which both parties provide resources to conduct specific research or development efforts consistent with the agency's mission.

  • A Patent License Agreement enables industry to leverage patented government technology.

NAWCAD Patents and Technology

Selling Products and Services to NAWCAD

Long Range Acquisition Forecasting

NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) creates a demand signal visible to industry.

NAVAIR Small Business site

Contact Us

For more information about the Technology Transfer Office, please email  [email protected] or call 301-342-1133.

NAWCAD's Strategic Education Office (SEO) integrates the command with educational programs in response to emerging demands that help meet NAVAIR’s mission of superior capability in naval aviation. The SEO facilitates educational outreach opportunities for individuals from K-12 through academia. The SEO welcomes opportunities to continue to engage with students, educators, college and university faculty and prospective employees. 

 

K-12 Opportunities 

Internship & Apprenticeship Opportunities

University & Community Engagement

Research

Developmental Employees

Aircraft Launch and Recovery

NAWCAD is responsible for design, development, evaluation, verification, fielding and in-service engineering support for the Navy's Aircraft Launch and Recovery system and aircraft, target and weapon support equipment.

Air Vehicle Engineering

NAWCAD scientists and engineers provide the technical excellence to support the maritime engineering needs related to technology development, system acquisition, and product support of all naval aviation air vehicle engineering. Air vehicle engineering consists of the following functional areas: air vehicle engineering, aeromechanics, structures, materials engineering, subsystems, and aerial vehicle engineering science and technology. 

AIRWorks

AIRWorks is NAWCAD’s office focused on rapidly and effectively delivering fast, cost-effective, quality solutions to meet immediate and emergent warfighter needs with services including aircraft modification, prototyping, additive manufacturing, systems integration, sustainment, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and rapid contracting.

Atlantic Ranges and Targets

The Atlantic Ranges & Targets Department provides safe, instrumented, controlled testing, training and experimentation in the air, on land and at sea.

Avionics

NAWCAD provides in-service support of naval avionics systems, equipment and associated operating software.

Human Systems

NAWCAD performs the research, development, test and evaluation that optimizes the human within the total system, including systems across aviation support facilities and equipment on aviation capable ships.

Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test

The Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test division is the center of excellence and point-of-entry for modeling and simulation of Fleet battlespace environments to support the research, development, test, evaluation and training of aviation systems. The department operates a number of facilities providing both physical and simulated environments designed to place test articles in a realistic combat environment. From launch to recovery, every simulated phase and aspect of a mission is simulated enabling engineers to capture data necessary to assess the efficiency and capability of the subsystem under evaluation.

Naval Test Wing Atlantic

Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) is the most technically diverse air wing in naval aviation. Comprised of four test and evaluation squadrons, NTWL is the Fleet advocate supporting test and evaluation of the Navy's principal aviation systems ranging from unmanned to rotary and fixed-wing aircraft and subsystems.

Propulsion and Power

NAWCAD operates propulsion and power facilities that conduct testing of propulsion systems and the components of all naval aircraft systems in addition to systems of other services and research agencies.

Prototyping, Instrumentation & Experimentation

NAWCAD engineers and artisans provide airworthy prototypes, flight test instrumentation, and system experimentation capabilities for the Navy and other aircraft programs.

Training Systems

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando is part of the NAWCAD team. NAWCTSD is the Navy’s principal source of a wide spectrum of training solutions for the warfighter. We have an exceptionally skilled military and civilian acquisition, research and development workforce, which along with our advanced laboratories, comprise a center of excellence that produces leading-edge advances in training systems and human performance. Our site in central Florida gives us the advantage of co-location with other military acquisition, research and development organizations, the University of Central Florida, and close proximity to the center of the simulation-based entertainment industry.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NAWCAD is the center for full spectrum research, development, test and evaluation of Fleet UAS platforms from Group 1 through 5 including launch and recovery, control systems, data and communication links, mission sensor packages, airspace integration, weapon integration, interoperability and autonomy.

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School

The United States Naval Test Pilot School trains the world’s finest developmental test pilots, flight officers, engineers, industry and foreign partners in full spectrum test and evaluation of aircraft and aircraft systems.

Warfare Analysis

NAWCAD provides the resources supporting research and analyses aiding leadership in assessment of naval needs and operational requirements. Aviation analysis is conducted in support of early conceptual design and trade studies, requirements generation, acquisition decision making, general naval aviation related analysis and source selection.

NAWCAD's technology transfer office facilitates business partnerships for transfer of command developed technology to other government agencies, industry or academia.

Acquiring Technology and Services from NAWCAD

  • A Commercial Service Agreement allows industry to leverage NAWCAD’s extensive research, development, test and evaluation facilities not commercially available elsewhere.

  • A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement is between one or more federal and non-federal organizations by which both parties provide resources to conduct specific research or development efforts consistent with the agency's mission.

  • A Patent License Agreement enables industry to leverage patented government technology.

NAWCAD Patents and Technology

Selling Products and Services to NAWCAD

Long Range Acquisition Forecasting

NAVAIR's Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) creates a demand signal visible to industry.

NAVAIR Small Business site

Contact Us

For more information about the Technology Transfer Office, please email  [email protected] or call 301-342-1133.

NAWCAD's Strategic Education Office (SEO) integrates the command with educational programs in response to emerging demands that help meet NAVAIR’s mission of superior capability in naval aviation. The SEO facilitates educational outreach opportunities for individuals from K-12 through academia. The SEO welcomes opportunities to continue to engage with students, educators, college and university faculty and prospective employees. 

 

K-12 Opportunities 

Internship & Apprenticeship Opportunities

University & Community Engagement

Research

Developmental Employees