Tag Archives: Naval Air Systems Command

Navy to Fine-Tune Commercially Procured UAS for Cargo Transport Missions; James Tomasic Quoted

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The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has purchased a prototype of a Skyways unmanned air system and will adapt the platform to autonomously transport military cargo to ships. NAWCAD intends to configure the vehicle, dubbed Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS, to help Military Sealift and Fleet Forces Command address ship cargo resupply requirements. 

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NAVAIR Seeks Industry Help to Engineer Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Tech

Naval Air Systems Command

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) wants information on potential sources of engineering and technical support services to a NAVAIR division responsible for ensuring that aircraft, weapons and ground equipment could function in electromagnetic environments. The division aims to identify and correct electromagnetic interference issues in deployed platforms through its Air Systems EMI Corrective Action Program.

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Vertex Aerospace Wins $111M Task Order to Support USMC Fleet; Ed Boyington Quoted

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The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Vertex Aerospace a five-year, $111.4M Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) task order for the RESET of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion fleet, the company reported on Tuesday. The task order has expanded Vertex Aerospace Defense Services (ADS) division’s has support of the CH-53E RESET program.

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Navy Concludes Dev’t Test of New Mid-Band Jammer

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The U.S. Navy trialed the performance of its Raytheon-made, mid-band jammer prototype in a three-month testing period. Engineering development models of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band demonstrated basic functions and data collection of electromagnetic environmental effects in an anechoic chamber, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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US Marines Log 1M Flight Hours With CH-53E Heavy Lift Helicopter

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The U.S. Marine Corps has recorded 1 million flight hours for its CH-53E Super Stallion fleet since the heavy-lift helicopter platform, manufactured by Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary, entered service in 1981. Marines have used the aircraft to transport personnel, vehicles and equipment during amphibious assault and long-range insertion missions. Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday

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NSWC Corona Starts Large-Data Navy Catalog Dev’t

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The Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division is developing a large data concept to unify, disseminate and catalog U.S. Navy research, development, evaluation and test data, Dvidshub reported Thursday. Led by Hovanes Keseyan, an employee from NSWC Corona, the planned technology will accommodate all relative data through the enterprise and will be accessible via Department of Defense and other database systems.

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Navy Gives Fire Scout New Mission to Make Littoral Combat Ships More Lethal

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The U.S. Navy is changing the mission of its MQ-8C Fire Scout rotary-wing unmanned systems to make Littoral Combat Ships more lethal to keep up with the changing warfare, USNI News reported Wednesday. In 2018, the service began the effort to shift Fire Scout away from missions to protect LCS. Instead, the aircraft will focus on providing targeting information to weapons aboard the ship. 

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