Naval Air Systems Command

Established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy’s Bureau of Naval Weapons,
the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is headquartered in Patuxent River, Md., with military
and civilian personnel stationed at eight locations across the continental United States and one site overseas.

Our Vision

We advance naval aviation solutions with urgency to ensure warfighter dominance against current and future adversaries in defense of our nation.

Our Mission

We deliver timely, effective and sustainable naval aviation capabilities to ensure the warfighter’s mission success and safe return home.

Our Values

Together, we are dedicated to demonstrating the following core values in all we do.



Steadfast service to the Warfighter, our Mission and our People.



Doing the right thing – ethically, legally and professionally.



Thinking critically and creatively. Continually learning, growing and improving.



Responding with flexibility and speed.



Engaging diverse talents, experiences and perspectives to achieve the best possible outcomes.


Program Executive Offices

Program Executive Officers (PEOs) and their assigned program managers are responsible for meeting
the cost, schedule and performance requirements of their assigned programs.

Naval Aviation Enterprise

NAVAIR is the principal provider for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), while contributing to every
Warfare enterprise in the interest of national security. We embrace the privilege of our responsibility
to the Sailor and Marine in partnership with industry, all Naval Aviation stakeholders,
and our fellow Systems Commands