From Flight Line to Museum Display

The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) coordinated the donation and delivery of a full-sized C-130 training cockpit to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. The cockpit, a Navy C-130 Communications/Navigation /Instrumentation (CNI) candidate training device was initially part of the Navy’s C-130T Avionics Obsolescence Upgrade program. Transferred to Naval Air Station Patuxent River from Fort Worth, Texas in 2012, it…

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Modeling Aircraft After Nature With Young Investigator Grant

Next-generation airplanes may take inspiration from the perennial flight experts: birds. Xin Ning, Penn State assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop morphable wings for unmanned aircraft inspired by bird flight in a three-year, $510,000 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. One of the nation’s oldest and most selective early career awards in science and technology, the…

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USMC Declares IOC of Sikorsky CH-53K

The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform’s operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher…

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FS Commandant Blaison Joins EUNAVFORMED IRINI

Following a technical shutdown from October 2021 to January 2022 and an operational upgrade at the end of February 2022, the high seas patrol vessel (PHM) Commandant Blaison set sail from Brest on April 19 to take part in the operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI. Initially patrolling Gibraltar and then the central Mediterranean, Commander Blaison ‘s sailors took advantage of this patrol…

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Maritime Digital Future

We’re working with global technology giants Microsoft to advance the application of cloud computing technology in the defense and national security sector. Together our Combat Systems team and Microsoft are developing and delivering the next generation of maritime defense technology; looking at how this would work and how it can help our defense customers. Our shared focus is co-innovation and…

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