NAS PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. The program’s flight test team conducted missile load and fit checks using a mass simulator vehicle, designed to emulate LRASM, in
The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance drone is seen lifted inside NAS Patuxent River’s anechoic chamber earlier this month. The test was unique as it was the first time ever that a vehicle was controlled via an external...Show More Summary
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addresses the F-35 Integrated Test Force personnel at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland January 20, 2012. Pentagon boondoggles are a dime a dozen—or more accurately trillions of dollars a dozen—but this one is king. Show More Summary
Md. water utility says drinking water supply remains safe.
Lockheed’s F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter took its first leap off the ski-jump test ramp at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, and it could lead to the birth of a new eXXXtreme sport. Read more...
Authorities have identified the body of a man who was pulled from the Patuxent River after the pickup truck he was driving went into the waters.Rene Dimanche Jr., 47, of Waldorf, died in what police are calling an accidental drowning, based on their initial report.Read full article >>
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected to […]
The Navy plans to perform an aerial refueling for the first time on its carrier-launched demonstrator drone aircraft, the X-47B, within the next few weeks, service officials said.The refueling, to take place at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., will have the X-47B link up with an Omega air refueling tanker, Navy officials told Military?.com. Show More Summary
(October 23, 2014 04:45 PM, by David Henderson) I was on the road from Sunday a.m. to late last night and thus my sparser than usual blogging. I taught classes in Patuxent River, MD on Monday, Norfolk, VA on Tuesday, and Arlington, VA on Wednesday, with lots of... (8 COMMENTS)
The U.S. Navy’s newest and largest drone took another step last week towards its first operational deployment in 2017 after it completed a cross country flight to Patuxent River, Maryland, where engineers will complete more tests on the MQ-4C Triton.Navy pilots flew the Triton at altitudes of 50,000 feet from Palmdale, California, along the U.S. Show More Summary
The Navy's X-47B unmanned aircraft has completed its final test aboard 'USS Theodore Roosevelt' (CVN 71) and has returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea?,
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it assisted two boaters Monday by transferring them off a grounded boat approximately 200 yards from the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton. Read more...
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator put another page in the history books on Wednesday with its first unmanned arrested-wire carrier landing. The drone flew 35 minutes from Patuxent River Naval Air Station to the carrier USS George H.W. Show More Summary
Here's a fantastic photo of the F-35 receiving mid-air fuel from a Boeing KC-10, taken on June 19 in Patuxent River, Maryland. It looks so tiny (and so close) to that massive tanker. [Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin] Read more...
ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than $125 million by Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Md., to deliver the latest variant of the AN/ALQ-214 airborne jammer. The AN/ALQ-214 is a subsystem of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) suite. Under this contract, Exelis will engage in the second full-rate [...]
Lockheed Martin has revealed that an F-35B fighter jet made its first vertical takeoff on May 10 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This follows on the heels of its first vertical night landing on April 2 at the same location. Show More Summary
Sources say that test pilots at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, performed the first Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) vertical take-off on 10 May. The US Marine Corps' short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) variant has always had a requirement to perform vertical take-offs right from he outset of the JSF programme. Show More Summary
A Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) completed its first night short take-off and vertical landing during a est sortie at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, on 2 April. According to Lockheed and the F-35 Joint Program Office,...Show More Summary
The Marines’ F-35B Lightning II jump jet performed its first night-time short takeoff and vertical landing at Maryland’s Patuxent River Naval Air Station on Tuesday. This ability to take off from, and land on, cramped spaces — like the corps’ amphibious ships — is the Marine F-35B variant’s key reason for life. Show More Summary