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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

SECNAV Energy Excellence Award for HSM-48, 01-Oct-19 : #EnergyExcellence US Navy’ Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron HSM-48 recognized with the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy Excellence Award 2019. “Vipers” is composed by 157 enlisted personnel and 46 officers flying 11 MH-60R Seahawk

Ike’s Seahawks, 28-Sep-19 : #Seahawks US Navy’ squadrons HSC-7 “Dusty Dogs” flying the MH-60S and HSM-74 “Swamp Foxes” with the MH-60R are part of Carrier Air Wing CVW-3 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69). They are much alike but have different equipment and mission

Faraday Cages for MQ-8C Fire Scout, 24-Sep-19 : #FireScout Summit Aviation renewed contract with Northrop Grumman to continue building Faraday Cages for US Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout drones at the company’s plant in Somerset, Kentucky.

Wasp Amphibious Ready Group in the East China Sea, 18-Sep-19 : #Marines US Marine Corps’ 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31 MEU) and MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotors from VMM-265 (Reinforced) attached to the USS Wasp (LHD 1) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed amphibious shipping training in the Philippine and East China Seas

UNITAS LX in Rio de Janeiro, 02-Sep-19 : #UNITAS Naval Forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and the United States took part of atlantic phase of annual amphibious exercise UNITAS LX at Ilha da Marambia, Brazil

JTF-Bravo Black Hawk Qualifications with USNS Comfort, 05-Aug-19 : #HospitalShip US Army’ Black Hawk helicopters from 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment (1-228th AVN) Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras completed deck-landing qualifications with the US Navy Fourth Fleet’ hospital ship USNS Comfort in Costa Rica

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

Air Assault Company of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, 30-Jul-19 : #AirAssault A review of the Air Assault Company part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) deployed aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) for exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea off the Australian coast

HSC-25 Rescues Distressed Sailor at Sea, 29-Jul-19 : #MedicalEvacuation US Navy’ Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-25 flying the MH-60S Seahawk from Andersen, Guam completed its 14th rescue mission this year with a emergency medical evacuation from a 32 foot sailboat at 100 nm west of the island

Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team, 28-Jul-19 : #AirTraffic The Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) is deployed aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1) for exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea off the Australian coast. Part of the III Marine Expeditionary Force, the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) also includes the USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Green Bay (LPD 20)

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

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