May 11, 2021

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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.

DoD, Environmental Interests Partner to Keep Navy Aircraft Flying

Environment

Deputy DefSec Kathleen Hicks made a visit to Maryland’s Eastern Shore as part of a DoD land preservation initiative and environmental protection program. The Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape was formed in 2015 to protect the Atlantic Test Ranges used by NAS Patuxent River.

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.

E-2D Steps Into the Spotlight

E-2D

The E-2D community reached its mission capable goal five months ahead of schedule recently thanks to efforts made by the E-2/C-2 Airborne Command & Control Systems Program Office (PMA-231) and the Airborne Command & Control Logistics Wing at NAS Pax River.

RADM Barnett Keynotes Black History Event

Barnett

The importance of representation, identity, and diversity, particularly within the US Navy family, were the focus of a national virtual Black History Month event. RADM Stephen Barnett, commander of the Navy Region Northwest, was the keynote speaker.

French Navy to Purchase Three E-2Ds

E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

France became the second international customer of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye last month with an offer to buy three E-2D aircraft from the US Navy, for a maximum value of $2 billion.

Job Rotations at NAVAIR Go Virtual

Job Rotations

Job rotations are just one way NAVAIR provides employees the opportunity to develop their careers and learn new skills. With many employees working remotely, job rotations have gone virtual.

Jammer Maintenance Plans Put to the Test

Jammer

US Navy sailors recently tested the validity of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band capability’s maintenance plans and technical manuals during a recent logistics demonstration at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

Army-Navy Game Moves to West Point for 2020

Army-Navy Football

For the first time since 1943, the Army-Navy football game will not be played in Philadelphia.

Nine NAVAIR Civilians Earn STEM Awards

NAVAIR Civilians

Nine NAVAIR civilians won 2020 Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards for their community service, technical contributions, and exceptional achievements in their fields.