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MQ-8C Drone in Sonobuoys and Sonar Demonstration, 20-Sep-18 : #FireScout US Navy exercise ANTX demonstrated air drop of sonobuoys and deployment of the micro synthetic aperture sonar (µSAS) from a Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout drone helicopter

Ten Frasca Training Systems for Navy TH-57, 18-Sep-18 : #NavalAviator Frasca International named sub-contractor for the Navy TH-57 (Bell 206) Aircrew Training Services (ATS) contract awarded to FlightSafety . Will provide seven Level 7 and three Level 6 simulators

HSC-7 Seahawks Prepositioned for Hurricane Florence, 17-Sep-18 : #HurricaneFlorence USS Abraham Lincoln’ MH-60S Seahawk helicopters recalled to NAS Norfolk to be prepared for Hurricane Florence relief support

US Navy Upgrades Aircraft for RNP-RNAV, 30-Aug-18 : #navigation Rockwell Collins upgrading US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft with flight management software to enable Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) capabilities for worldwide civil airspace access

MH-53E Minesweeping Systems Overhaul, 27-Aug-18 : #SeaDragon Technical Systems Integration Inc awarded $10M contract for overhaul of catamaran hydrofoil platforms MK-105 for magnetic minesweeping used by the US Navy’ MH-53 Sea Dragon

FlightSafety Awarded TH-57 Aircrew Training Services, 26-Aug-18 : #training FlightSafety selected as prime contractor for TH-57 (Navy Bell 206 variant) aircrew training services program for US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and international students from February 2019

Future of US Navy Onboard Delivery Missions, 21-Aug-18 : The US Navy will replace the COD transport C-2A Greyhound with the Osprey tilt-rotor. The CMV-22 specialized variant is expected to achieve IOC by 2021. Test squadron HX-21 conducted trials aboard CVN-77

NAS Fallon SAR MH-60S New Rescue, 23-Jul-18 : #rescue The Longhorn Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) MH-60S from Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon conducted the rescue 30 miles Southeast of Eureka, NV at request of Sheriff’s Office

S.A.F.E. Helical Winch Platform System for US Navy, 20-Jul-18 : #handling S.A.F.E. Structure, awarded $750K contract by the US Navy to develop and deliver a Helical Winch Platform System to be used on aircraft carrier ships

First Flight for All US Navy Crew in Osprey, 16-Jul-18 : #milestone Historic flight for the US Navy. For the first time an Osprey tilt-rotor has been flown by an all-Navy crew

VX-31 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron, 13-Jul-18 : #evaluation US Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-31 use the SH-60F Seahawk to supports testing projects and provide Search and Rescue (SAR) at China Lake air naval base

VX-1 Completed MQ-8C Evaluation on USS Coronado, 06-Jul-18 : #evaluation USS Coronado (LCS-4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-1 completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout

Kearsarge ARG Completes First East Coast SWATT, 02-Jul-18 : #training USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to homeport after completing the Navy s first East Coast ARG Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise

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