NAWCAD: Inside the largest military test facility in the US

The largest test facility in the US has a unique approach to its work. Frank Visser visits the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) at Patuxent River, Maryland to find out more

Before new aircraft types, software updates and weapon systems enter service with the US Navy and US Marine Corps, they must be thoroughly tested. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is not just the largest test facility in the US, it is where test pilots are created.

 

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