May 27, 2024

DynCorp Out; Workers Likely Remain

For almost 50 years DynCorp (now part of Amentum) worked with the Naval Test Wing Atlantic at Patuxent River Naval Air Station providing aircraft mechanics and more, becoming St. Mary’s County’s 3rd-largest employer. While Amentum leaves town, officials expect the Pax employees to remain with the new contract winner, Vertex Aerospace LLC,

Pax River Has a Banner Building Year

NAS Pax River aerial view

Pax River completed a $10 million, two-story addition to the Atlantic Test Range headquarters and a $46 million second aircraft prototyping facility. The base was also awarded $41 million to add more housing this year and $67 million to design a new medical and dental clinic.

St. Mary’s Land Preserved by Easement


More land in St. Mary’s County will be preserved and protected from development well into the future. In November 2016, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust secured a conservation easement on more than 156 acres in the Mattapany Rural Legacy Area in southern St. Mary’s County.

MIT Study Finds Wind Turbines Interfere with Radar

The MIT study to assess impact of wind turbines on radar associated with testing at the Atlantic Test Range confirms potential interference; Lincoln Labs develops prototype for DoD to offset impacts on aircraft.

Pax River Lands Sentinel Landscape Designation

Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s Atlantic Test Range has received formal designation as a Sentinel Landscape. Pax River is one of three recipients be awarded funding in the 2016 REPI Challenge cycle.

Eastern Shore Wind Energy Regains Momentum

wind turbines

Governments and businesses in the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland form a consortium to advance the development of a wind energy hub.

Atlantic Test Range Gets MILCON Funds

Advanced Energetics Lab Complex at Indian Head is also in line for Military Construction funds in the FY15 budget.

X-47B UCAS Completes Testing

The Navy’s X-47B UCAS completed its final test aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and returned to its home base at NAS Pax River after eight days at sea.

Shawn Watt Proves to Be One of Sabre’s Strongest Links


Today, as Executive Technical Director, Shawn supports several major projects.