June 17, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Fabric Artist’s Work Featured at Lex Park Library

Library

A new exhibit featuring fabric artist Andi Cullins is set to open Monday, June 7, at the Lexington Park Library art gallery.

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Pax Completes F/A-18, AARGM-ER Flight

AARGM-ER F/A-18

The US Navy completed an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) captive carry flight on an F/A-18 Super Hornet on April 22 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in support of the first live fire event this spring.

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Noise Advisory for Practice Landings May 19-20

Night Flights

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Patuxent River are advised that noise-generating testing events are scheduled to take place May 19, 2021, from noon-3 pm and May 20, 2021, from 8:30 to 11:30 pm.

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Production Can Start on Tactical Combat Training System

Tactical Combat

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office received Milestone C approval for its next-generation air combat training system, the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II.

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Comment Sought on Navy’s Draft EIS

Draft

The US Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement evaluating the potential environmental effects of continuing to conduct military testing and training activities within the Patuxent River Complex.

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MQ-8B Drone Crashes Upon Deployment

An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV crashed upon deployment into the littoral combat ship USS Charleston and fell into the sea. It was not recovered.

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Tech Bridge Lecture Set for April 22

Tech Bridge

The Navy Tech Bridge Research Speaker Series on April 22 will feature Dr. Paul Adamson of the US Naval Research Laboratory’s Plasma Physics Division.

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Webinar Provided Security Cooperation Update

Security

RADM Francis “Spanky” Morley addressed current Department of the Navy security cooperation efforts, foreign military sales, and international engagements at The Patuxent Partnership’s March 23 webinar.

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P-8A Decoy Prototype Test Completed

P-8A

An Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 P-8A Poseidon successfully completed an airworthiness test of a pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure prototype at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Atlantic Test Ranges on March 12.

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NAWCAD’s Science & Tech Innovators

Innovators

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division recognized its 2020 leading scientific and technical innovators on April 7. Also honored were NAWCAD employees granted patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office for their inventions in 2019. 

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