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The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) Readiness and Sustainment (R&S) Integrated Product Team (IPT) is leading several high-level digital data initiatives, with many of these efforts being scaled for future use by other type/model/series (T/M/S) aircraft, to save the Navy valuab…

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The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265) Power and Propulsion Integrated Product Team (IPT) has led the reversal of a more than a decade-long shortfall of Generator Control Units (GCUs) for its F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, ultimately allowing PMA-265 to exceed the 8…

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Instructor pilot training for the new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) began in June with the first two instructor pilots from Training Air Wing (TAW) 5 getting classroom and hands-on experience at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)) James Geurts visited the Leonardo Helicopters manufacturing facility in Philadelphia on June 26 to get a firsthand look at the new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) under production.

The U.S. Navy established a surveillance testing program, called Sentinel Surveillance Testing (SST), to test asymptomatic service members for COVID-19 June 25. This testing will enable the service to detect asymptomatic COVID-positive individuals, assist in bounding an outbreak, and detect …

The CH-53K King Stallion completed a two-week period of sea trials in the Atlantic earlier this month. This was the first opportunity to see the aircraft working in a modern naval environment.

The U.S. Naval Test Pilot School operates three C-12 Huron aircraft for training flight test students on multi-engine flying characteristics, asymmetric power technique, and navigation system evaluation. On September 15, 2019, one of the school’s C-12s, Tester 38, departed for Elliot Aviatio…

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Like every other tenant command onboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the way the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School conducted its day-to-day operations. In order to remain focused on our core mission of training flight test professionals, everybody ad…