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Patuxent River, Maryland


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12.52852W6 St Mary County Regional, Maryland
15.4187 Webster Field, Maryland
64.9 27KESN Easton / Newnam Field, Maryland
67.43012W5 Indian Head, Maryland
70.5325KADW Andrews AFB, Maryland
76.2316 Gaylord National Convention Center, Maryland

1942 to present

38° 17' 9.95'' N - 76° 24' 42.11'' W
Lexington Park, MD
Elevation: 25 feet

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List of units at NAS Patuxent River

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1975/    VX-20MQ-8C Fire Scout 2015/   
1970/    VX-1MQ-8A/B Fire Scout 2006/   
S-70 H-60 1983/   
1949/    HX-21CH-53K King Stallion 2017/   
V-22 Osprey 2004/   
UH-1Y Venom
1945/    USNTPSUH-72A Lakota 2009/   
TH-6B Cayuse 1991/09

NAS Patuxent River News

Redesigned Gunner Seats for MH-60S Seahawks, 02-Oct-19 : #Seats US Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) Aircrew Systems Program Office at Pax River installed a new gunner crashworthy seat for the MH-60S Seahawk that has adjustable lumbar support and height adjustments with selectable weight profile integrated into the seat

Airbus Celebrates 10 Years of Navy’ Lakota, 31-Jul-19 : #USNTPS Airbus hosted a ceremony at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), Naval Air Station NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UH-72A Lakota service

Osprey Test Aircraft Retired to Museum, 13-Jul-19 : #Osprey MV-22 Osprey prototype number 8, an Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft nicknamed “Eight-Ball”, was retired to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park, Maryland after spending 20 years in the evaluation and test squadron

Initial Operational Capability for MQ-8C Fire Scout, 10-Jul-19 : #FireScout The US Navy declared the initial operational capability (IOC) for the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout. A drone based on the Bell 407 helicopter, will deploy aboard Littoral combat ships (LCS) in 2021. 38 unmanned systems ordered

Marine One VH-92 First Time at the White House, 19-Nov-18 : #MarineOne The future Marine One helicopter, the Sikorsky VH-92, landed for the first time on the South Lawn of the White House

02-Jun-18 - Leonardo TH-119 Trainer at Pax River Expo #expo
21-Mar-18 - CH-53K Passed Demo Test
06-Feb-18 - CH-53K Lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
05-Jul-17 - CH-53K Arrived to PAX in First Cross Country Flight
11-Apr-17 - MQ-8C Completes First Test Period Aboard LCS
10-Aug-16 - Marines to Repair 147 CH-53E in 3 Years
29-Jul-16 - Osprey First Flight with 3D Printed Parts
03-Feb-16 - V-22 Osprey Navy Variant Known as CMV-22B
29-Sep-15 - Calspan to Modify Black Hawk for USNTPS
29-May-15 - Naval Sea King Helicopter Now at Pax Museum
06-Feb-15 - NAVAIR Advances CH/MH-53E Inspection Efforts
24-Mar-10 - USNTPS UH-72A Lakotas have arrived
09-May-06 - Marine AH-1Z and UH-1Y Start OPEVAL
01-Mar-06 - AH-1Z/UH-1Y Complete Developmental Testing
18-Jan-06 - Fire Scout completes First Autonomous Ship Landings
18-Nov-05 - Last U.S. Navy Sea King Helicopter Delivered
17-May-05 - AH-1Z/UH-1Y complete first sea trials
19-Mar-03 - NAVAIR helps Coast Guard arm helos for new mission

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