NAS Patuxent River

Launch ‘Em: Carrier Suitability Branch project manager at NAS Pax River explains What Every Pilot Catapulting Off the Carrier Needs

Launch ‘Em: Carrier Suitability Branch project manager at NAS Pax River explains What Every Pilot Catapulting Off the Carrier Needs

The last thing a Navy pilot launching from an aircraft carrier wants is that sinking feeling as the jet descends… Read More

5 months ago

From the Wildcat to the Tomcat: remembering the last aviator to fly All the Grumman Cats

The last living member of the all Grumman Cat driver’s club is Glenn Tierney — a true icon in Naval… Read More

10 months ago

Tomcat RIO tells the story of Pat O’Brien, the Civilian Engineer that Made Dozens of Flights in the F-14, F-4, TA-7, and Others

After working as a college intern at North American Rockwell, Pat O’Brien decided he wanted to be in flight test.… Read More

1 year ago

First fleet representative Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band pods delivered to the US Navy

The US Navy’s first AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band production representative pods arrived at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy to test first upgraded former Swiss Air Force F-5N+ at NAS Patuxent River

Upon successful completion of test, the program office will use these upgrades as a major element in the conversion of… Read More

3 years ago

The fatal crash of Grumman test pilot Bill Miller and the search for F-14 Tomcat #10

The F-14 struck the water at about 350 knots and exploded. It was thought that Miller may have been distracted… Read More

3 years ago

F/A-18 Super Hornet completes first flight with US Navy Tactical Combat Training System Increment II

The TCTS II system, developed by Collins, is an open architecture system enabling highly secure air combat training between aircraft,… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy completes testing next-gen air combat training system on F/A-18 Super Hornet

The Naval Aviation Training System and Ranges program office recently completed testing its next- generation air combat training system, the… Read More

3 years ago

First CMV-22B Osprey for fleet operations delivered to the US Navy

The V-22 is based at Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.… Read More

4 years ago

Video shows first of three “new” F/A-18B Hornets arriving at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

The second F/A-18B is coming from NAS Patuxent River and is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. The third… Read More

5 years ago

F-35 completes System Development and Demonstration phase

F-35 System Development and Demonstration phase cleared the way for the Block 3F capability to be delivered to the operational… Read More

6 years ago

USMC TESTS F-35B ON SLOPED LANDING PADS

The F-35B can operate from quickly prepared landing strips close to the front and away from the fixed airfields which… Read More

6 years ago

IMPRESSIVE FOOTAGE SHOWS F-35B TESTING PODDED GAU-22/A GUN. BUT IT’S NOT A BRRRRRTTTTTTT VIDEO

Even if the GAU-22/A gun doesn't feature the same raw power of the A-10's GAU-8/A Avenger, the Joint Strike Fighter… Read More

6 years ago

COOL PHOTO SHOWS F-35B LOADED WITH PAVEWAY IV AND ASRAAM TAKING OFF FROM A SKI-JUMP FOR THE FIRST TIME

The picture was taken during the second round of F-35B ski ramp testing which continues to support the U. K.… Read More

7 years ago

FIRST CH-53K KING STALLION IS ARRIVED AT NAS PAX RIVER

This particular CH-53K is an Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model, specifically designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform throughout… Read More

7 years ago

EA-18G GROWLER’s AN/ALQ-249 NEXT GENERATION JAMMER DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES ON TRACK

The AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Inc 1 Mid-band capability, once fielded, will transform the way the U.S. Navy conducts electronic… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY P-8A POSEIDON RECEIVES FUEL FROM USAF KC-135 FOR THE FIRST TIME

Actually the P-8A is only the second U.S. Navy aircraft to be equipped to receive fuel mid-flight from a USAF… Read More

7 years ago