January 28, 2023

New Helicopters Headed to Andrews

Andrews

Joint Base Andrews, MD, will be the next location to receive the new MH-139 helicopter. The Grey Wolf will replace the aging UH-1N Huey and expand the base’s fleet size.

Blue Angels Receive First Hornet for Testing

Blue Angels Hornet

The first F/A-18 Super Hornet has been delivered to the Blue Angels demo team for testing and evaluation. The jet, which will undergo testing at NAS Pax River, is the first of 11 jets expected to be delivered this year.

Final Deployments for P-3C Orions

The last of the US Navy’s P-3C Orions are on their final overseas deployments, reports The Drive. The patrol planes are being split between bases in Bahrain and Japan. The Navy is preparing to retire its Orions. Their replacements: P-8A Poseidons.

Last P-3C Orion Leaves Pax for Aviation Boneyard

The last P-3C Orion at Naval Air Station Patuxent River is headed to the aviation boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

P-3 Training Team Gets Magazine Honor

Team wins Aviation Week Laureate Award for work on the P-3C Aircrew Tactical Team Trainer.

BAMS Radar Begins Testing

Multi-Function Active Sensor radar being tested in a Gulfstream jet.