usa Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE

US Navy


HX-21 : Blackjack
United States Naval Aviation

1949 to present    






Helicopters

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE US Navy

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE
Performs testing and evaluation of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopters, tilt-rotors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and their associated sensor and weapons systems

1949 - Rotary Wing Flight Test Section
1975 - Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Directorate (RWATD)
1995 - Rotary Wing (aircraft) Test Squadron (RWaTS)
2002 - Air Test and Evaluation Squardron TWO ONE (HX-21)


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News of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron TWO ONE


First Flight of Navy COD CMV-22B Osprey, 21-Jan-20 : #FirstFlight The Bell/Boeing CMV-22B Osprey completed its first flight at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. The CMV-22B is the new Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft for the US Navy to replace the C-2A Greyhound in the transport mission between shore bases and aircraft carriers. HX-21 squadron will conduct test flight program.

Engine Integration Issues on CH-53K Resolved, 17-Dec-19 : #ExhaustGas State-of-the-art computational modeling helped a joint team design a validated solution to mitigate Exhaust Gas Re-ingestion on the CH-53K King Stallion, the future US Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter

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

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

CH-53K Passed Demo Test, 21-Mar-18 : Marines Combat Logistics Battalion CLB-25 and squadron HX-21 tested the heavy lift capacity of the new CH-53K King Stallion at NAS Patuxent River

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1949/    NAS Patuxent RiverKNHK




Models

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YearsModels
2020/    CMV-22B Osprey
2017/    US Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion
2004/    US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey
US Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom






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