Tag Archives: Naval Air Systems Command

Navy Announces Delivery of 1st Redesigned Tactical Fighter Under F-5 Block Upgrade Prototype Project; Capt. Ramiro Flores Quoted

F-5N Aircraft

The first F-5N aircraft has been delivered to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland to kick off flight and ground tests of the redesigned F-5 tactical fighter jet as part of a prototyping project meant to improve readiness and safety. The delivered aircraft is one of the three F-5N planes that will be used as prototypes in the F-5 block upgrade project.

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Navy Department Receives 100th Viper Helicopter Delivery; Col. Vasilios Pappas Quoted

AH-1Z Viper Attack

Naval Air Systems Command has received its 100th delivery of the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter, which Is intended for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. AH-1Z is designed to perform armed reconnaissance, close air support, armor penetration and anti-air operations, NAVAIR said Friday.

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Marine Corps Demos Operational Heavy Lift Capability With King Stallion Helicopter; Lt.Col. Luke Frank Quoted

King Stallion

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the use of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for aircraft recovery missions, with a test that took place on Sept. 5. The King Stallion lifted and recovered an MH-60S Knighthawk from the White Mountains of California as part of an official heavy-lift mission, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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Navy to Adapt Boeing-Built Airborne Early Warning Aircraft for Pilot Training

Royal Air Force E-3D

Naval Air Systems Command intends to modify a retired Boeing-built E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft the military branch procured from the British air force for $15 million. NAVAIR said Wednesday its airborne strategic command, control and communications program office will repurpose the recently acquired AWACS platform into an E-6B communications relay and strategic airborne command post aircraft for training use.

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Serco Awarded $70M U.S. Navy Contract for C5ISR Electronic System Support; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Dave Dacquino

Serco announced on Thursday that the company landed a potential $70 million U.S. Navy contract to provide engineering and technical support for aviation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) electronic systems. The single-award contract (SAC) has a five-year base period and one two-year option period. 

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Vertex Aerospace Receives $881M NAVAIR CLS Contract; CEO Ed Boyington Quoted

Ed Boyington

Vertex Aerospace announced on Tuesday that the company has been awarded a potential six-year, $882 million Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) task order from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide supply chain management for the E-6B Mercury Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) and Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) missions.

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V-22 Tiltrotor Program Office Eyes Survivability, Medium-Lift Capability Updates; Col. Matthew Kelly Quoted

V-22 Osprey

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps to improve the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft’s survivability and establish its assault-support elements in high-threat situations. Kelly noted that his office is also looking into implementing helmet-mounted visualization technologies for the MV-22 variant for missions in degraded environments.

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U.S. Navy Consolidates IT, Network Authorities Under JADC2 Project Office

Performance Test

The U.S. Navy has moved authorities over information technology systems and networks to a newly established office overseeing Project Overmatch that seeks to turn the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept into a reality. The changes provide Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Project Overmatch, authorities to manage acquisition and sustainment and research and development programs related to warfighting networks.

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Navy’s Project Overmatch Program Office Takes Charge of Multiple Networks, Information Systems

Performance Test

A newly established office at the U.S. Navy has received authority over network and information systems previously owned by other naval organizations, in support of a large-scale connectivity plan. The direct report program manager for Project Overmatch now has authority over all the Navy's communications-related research, development, procurement and sustainment efforts.

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