Tag Archives: Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Boeing, Air Force, NAVAIR Put KC-46 Tanker Aircraft Through Electromagnetic Field Test

Boeing, the U.S. Air Force and the Naval Air Systems Command have collaborated on electromagnetic testing of a company-built KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft. The team assessed the tanker’s capacity to operate through electromagnetic fields generated by radars, radio towers and other systems, Boeing said Thursday. “The KC-46 tanker is protected by …

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Lockheed Starts CH-53K Flight Test Program Transition to Naval Air Station in Maryland

Lockheed Martin has announced the completion of the first cross-country flight of the Sikorsky-built CH-53K King Stallion helicopter from a Florida-based facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland as part of the flight test program. The CH-53K aircraft took off Friday from Sikorsky’s facility in Maryland and traveled approximately 810 miles for six …

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Rockwell Collins to Continue Test Range Instrumentation Tech Production for US Military

Rockwell Collins will continue to support the production of a military test range instrumentation system under a two-year, $21.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will provide a second production lot of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System for deployment at Air Force, Army and Navy test ranges. DoD …

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PAE Awarded Defense Security Service’s Industrial Security Achievement Award; John Heller Comments

Arlington, Virginia-based PAE has received the Defense Security Service‘s James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award for the company’s support to Naval Air Station Patuxent River. PAE said Tuesday 42 facilities received the Cogswell award, which DSS presented at a National Classification Management Society seminar June 8. PAE CEO John Heller noted the company has supported …

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BAE Systems Conducts 1,000th F-35 Vertical Landing

BAE Systems has completed the 1,000th vertical landing of a Lockheed Martin-built F-35B as part of an ongoing flight test program. BAE said Friday Peter Wilson — lead test pilot for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the F-35 — performed the landing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River six years after BAE pilot Graham Tomlinson conducted the …

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Rockwell Collins Completes Integrated Instrumentation System Production Readiness Review

Rockwell Collins has concluded the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System‘s production readiness review in collaboration with the CRIIS System Program Office and the Test Resource Management Center. The company said Wednesday the Defense Department requires the PRR before it allows the system to move to the production phase. Rockwell Collins’ CRIIS is …

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Navy Tests Lockheed’s F-35C Aboard Carrier at Night

Lockheed Martin‘s F-35C Lightning II aircraft has completed an initial round of at-sea development tests aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, where the Joint Strike Fighter performed nighttime landings and other maneuvers. The U.S. Navy said Monday that the F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron …

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