May 11, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

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.

New NavSec Braithwaite Confirmed

Braithwaite

The Senate confirmed Kenneth Braithwaite as the new Navy secretary, reports Politico. The NavSec post has been vacant since November when Richard Spencer was fired.

Low-Key Celebration Marks VX-20 45th Anniversary

VX-20

Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 is celebrating its 45th anniversary this month.

Rider Takes Command of VX-20

Cmdr. Jason Rider

Cmdr. Jason Rider will direct testing of 22 different Navy aircraft at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Poseidon Heads Out to Sea

p-8a poseidon flutter test

Conducts maneuvers with the USS Laboon.