August 23, 2019

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.

New Performance Incentives for F-35, Not for Industry

F-35 Pax Rver

Lockheed’s contract for future F-35s is tied to performance incentives, but DoD efforts to tie all defense contracts to performance indicators has been withdrawn in the face of industry and congressional outcry.

Wreckage of Lexington Park Namesake Found off Australian Coast

Lexington

Wreckage from the USS Lexington was found this week off Australia. Sunk in 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea Battle, in its honor the Navy renamed the civilian neighborhood it had built outside the gate of Patuxent River Naval Air Station to Lexington Park from Jarboesville.

More Relevance, Collaboration Needed in Acquisition Process

Pax River’s program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons says it’s a new world and briefed contractors on how to succeed in it.

Briefing Updates Unmanned Aviation Weapons Status

The Program Executive Office, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons expeditiously develops, acquires, and supports quality air to ground strike weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles, and target systems: Get a program update Wednesday morning.