U.S. Navy Delivers First Upgraded CN-235 to RMAF

The U.S. Navy has delivered the first of three Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) CN-235 military transport aircraft converted to a maritime patrol platform. This comes just three-and-a-half years after the U.S. signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to begin increasing the capability and interoperability of U.S. and Malaysian forces. The effort was facilitated by the U.S. Navy’s Building…

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US Navy Holds UAS Wide-Area Mission Demonstration

The Navy recently completed an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) wide-area mission demonstration to assess capabilities that could benefit the fleet in the future. The Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical UAS program office (PMA-263), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) AIRWorks, and Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) led the sea-based demonstration July 11-15 aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) in…

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Navy Engineers Make Helicopter Pilots’ Most Dangerous Job Safer

Landing a helicopter in low visibility environments is one of the most difficult tasks in aviation for a rotary-wing pilot – add weather like fog wind, or worse and aircraft recovery can be dangerous. The very team who brought naval tactical aviation Precision Landing Mode (PLM) has now set sights on advancing capability and operational readiness for pilots flying legacy…

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Navy to Demo New MQ-8C Fire Scout MCM System

The Navy is working to develop a new mine countermeasure (MCM) sensor suite for the MQ-8C Fire Scout that that will enable the unmanned helicopter to detect and localize mines and obstacles on land and at-sea. The Fire Scout program office, in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC)…

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NAVAIR is Solving its Billion-Dollar Corrosion Problem

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently patented a suite of corrosion mitigation products aimed at solving naval aviation’s billion-dollar corrosion problem. Chemists from NAWCAD developed Navguard, a family of aircraft cleaning, coating, and lubricant products to prevent rust and mildew on aircraft and their components – a problem that cost the Navy over $2 billion for the…

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NAVAIR Develops Flight Line Tracking System

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) successfully developed and demonstrated an advanced logistics tracking system that could change the way Navy flight lines operate around the world. Using mobile devices and specially designed software, the 5G Identification of Support Equipment (5GISE) system tracks and displays the location of equipment and aircraft using GPS tags to record data and…

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Navy UAS Demo Displays as Future VERTREP Platform

The Navy and Marine Corps may soon have a way to resupply warfighters on the front line using unmanned systems capable of delivering necessary supplies from a distance in a variety of scenarios. The Department is considering several cargo resupply systems and recently demonstrated these capabilities to senior leadership during an event Oct. 27 at NAWCAD’s Webster Outlying Field. The…

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Advanced Technology Exercise is the Future of Naval Aviation

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division recently completed its third annual Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), showcasing more than 20 emerging warfighter technologies at its Patuxent River headquarters. ANTX, a series of demonstrations by Navy and Marine Corps organizations, displayed new technology in settings similar to real-life operational environments and assists senior leaders in assessing and prioritizing technologies. “NAWCAD’s focus on…

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DOD Adds Navy Engine Simulation Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) will provide rare access to its supercomputers for a NAWCAD engines project that could change the future of naval aviation testing. The NAWCAD project selected for inclusion in this year’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Frontier Project portfolio uses computer simulation to test naval aviation engines before physical tests are conducted in a lab.…

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BAE Systems secures new $94 million contract to deliver advanced technology to the U.S. Navy

November 10, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year $94 million single-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to deliver advanced technology capability to the U.S. Navy. Building on 40 years of support to the U.S. Navy, this award from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) enables the company to provide engineering, test,…

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