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Patuxent River, Maryland



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12.52852W6 St Mary County Regional, Maryland
15.4187 Webster Field, Maryland
64.9027KESN 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-21CMV-22B Osprey 2020/   
CH-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

CH-53E KRACEn Contract for Erickson, 23-Apr-20 : #KRACEn Erickson awarded a 10-year long contract known as kits, aircraft recovery, augmentation, components and engines (KRACEn) for depot level support to the US Navy/Marines H-53E fleet

First Ferry Flight for the COD CMV-22 Osprey, 16-Apr-20 : #FerryFlight The Osprey variant that will replace the C-2A Greyhound in the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission completed its first cross-country flight from Bell factory in Amarillo, Texas to Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Maryland

VX-20 Celebrates 45th anniversary, 15-Apr-20 : #VX20 US Navy’ Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-20 at Naval Station Pax River celebrating 45th anniversary. Last year, VX-20 executed more than 140 test and evaluation projects on 12 different aircraft totaling more than 1,300 sorties and 3,660 flight hours

CH-53K Completed Air Refueling Tests, 13-Apr-20 : #refueling Marines future heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, completed first air-to-air refueling test from a KC-130J Hercules tanker over the Chesapeake Bay

NAVAIR Increased Ospreys Operational Rate, 05-Jan-20 : #Osprey Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition and Sustainment Program Support Manager (PSM) of the Year in Major a Defense Acquisition Program Acquisition Category award given in recognition for successfully increasing the number of mission-capable V-22 Ospreys available to the fleet

17-Dec-19 - Engine Integration Issues on CH-53K Resolved #ExhaustGas
06-Dec-19 - CH-53K Active Training Controls by Stirling #CH53K
02-Oct-19 - Redesigned Gunner Seats for MH-60S Seahawks #Seats
31-Jul-19 - Airbus Celebrates 10 Years of Navy’ Lakota #USNTPS
13-Jul-19 - Osprey Test Aircraft Retired to Museum #Osprey
10-Jul-19 - Initial Operational Capability for MQ-8C Fire Scout #FireScout
19-Nov-18 - Marine One VH-92 First Time at the White House #MarineOne
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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