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Ex-USAF AT-6E Wolverines join the US Naval Test Pilot School

The US Naval Test Pilot School – a component of US Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR’s) Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) – has welcomed two newly acquired AT-6E Wolverine light attack aircraft to NAS Patuxent River in Maryland

US Coast Guard flies first missionized HC-27J Spartan

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted the initial flight of its first missionized HC-27J Spartan at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland on September 6

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NAWCAD: Inside the largest military test facility in the US

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

HX-21 bids fond farewell to historic Sea King

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) revealed on January 6 that it has retired a historic Sikorsky NVH-3A Sea King, which spent 32 years supporting the development of the US’ presidential helicopter fleet

US Navy developing UAS for ship cargo resupply mission

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division took delivery of a prototype UAS in late October, which will be used to demonstrate long-range ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore cargo transportation

Next Generation Jammer takes flight on Growler

The US Navy completed the first mission systems flight of its Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band pod aboard a Boeing EA-18G Growler from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, on August 7.

Super Hornet completes first AARGM-ER captive carry flight

A US Navy-operated Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet has completed the first captive carry flight test of an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER).

Next-Gen Jammer Mid-Band pod development progresses

Development of the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) airborne electronic attack (AEA) pod has progressed, after it completed another test phase.