(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
The Lockheed Martin F-35B has undergone its first weapons separation test for the Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. The sortie was flown by US Navy test pilot Lt Cdr Michael Burks on 26 Marc...
Fred Tutman, Maryland’s Patuxent River protector, is one of 200 black riverkeepers in the world –- a stat that speaks volumes about diversity within mainstream environmentalist groups. Minorities who belong to large environmental organizations...Show More Summary
Fred Tutman was a lonely man when he picked up the telephone that day. He was the tough-talking protector of Maryland’s Patuxent River, a courtroom brawler who took on anyone who contaminated water, but he couldn’t shake a nagging hurt that he was nearly invisible within his own profession. Read full article >>
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant test aircraft refueled together with a Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules in the sky above Patuxent River, Md. recently. The CV aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, completed the milestone as part of an F-35 flight test program that will accomplish more than 1,000 [...]
A Lockheed Martin F-35B short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) joint strike fighter dropped a second weapon at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on December 3, earlier in the week. Lt Cmdr Michael Burks released an inert 500lbs...Show More Summary
The US Navy has completed the first ever catapult launch of the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator (UCAS-D) aircraft at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, earlier today. Apparently it went very well, the Navy sent...Show More Summary
The Lockheed Martin F-35 has dropped its first bomb during weapons separating trials at Patuxent River, Maryland. The aircraft dropped the inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) on 8 August over the Atlantic test range while flying at 400 knots at an altitude of 4,200 feet. Lockheed Martin pilot Dan Levin dropped the weapon from aircraft BF-3.
Wired's Spencer Ackerman visited the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland this morning to get an exclusive look at the U.S. Navy's new UFO-looking drone. But in the process, he snapped this photo of the Navy's Program Executive...Show More Summary