Airscoop | Dec. 19, 2023

NPS Team Makes Key Breakthrough on Path to Electric Aircraft Propulsion

As an institution renowned for innovation efforts grounded in education and research, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has often been called upon to tackle some of the most difficult technological challenges facing the Navy and the nation.Such a

Airscoop | Dec. 19, 2023

Successful First Test a Big Step for Wing Walker Team

A system designed to reduce the number of collisions on aircraft carriers took a significant step forward in the development process when the Wing Walker team from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, New Jersey, held its first

Airscoop | Dec. 19, 2023

Safety Pilot Program Tackles Launching and Arresting Aircraft

Commander Naval Air Forces and Headquarters Marine Corps have brought a heightened awareness to Naval Aviation safety to prevent mishaps. In response, the Naval Aviation Enterprise has been improving safety management processes, tools and methods to



Airscoop | Dec. 19, 2023

SECNAV Del Toro Presents Posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross to WWII Hero

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro honored a World War II hero Aug. 16, presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal awards posthumously to Peter L. Smith.

Airscoop | Dec. 19, 2023

First Round of Attack Helicopters Arrive in Czech Republic

Two AH-1Z Vipers arrived in the Czech Republic in August, marking the first in-country delivery as part of a partnership with the Marine Corps H-1 Light/Attack Helicopter Program Office and industry partner, Bell.

Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

Unique NC-20G Delivered, Will Serve Unique Mission

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 30, the “Bloodhounds” based at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, took possession May 31 of a distinct airframe, the Navy’s one-of-a-kind NC-20G. On the surface, the twin engine jet looks similar

Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

Marines Receive First MQ-9 Reaper Under Latest Procurement Contract

The Marine Corps recently received the first of eight MQ-9 Reapers, which was delivered under a joint contract with the Air Force.



Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

Navy Fields New LVC Training System Enhancing Readiness, Affordability

The Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges and the F/A-18 and EA-18G program offices are fielding a sophisticated Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training system that has the potential to revolutionize the way the Navy trains, leading to greater

Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

Navy to Field New Hearing Protection Helmet to Improve Safety, Readiness

The Naval Aircrew Systems Program Office is using data collected during recent fleet assessments to refine the HGU-99/P Hearing Protection Helmet (HPH) which is intended for flight deck crew exposed to extreme noise environments.

Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

U.S., Australian Navy Partnership Proves Maintenance, Readiness; Wins Aw...

For the first time, the U.S. and Royal Australian navies have successfully demonstrated a periodic maintenance interval (PMI) on a U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk in Australia. The milestone demonstrates both countries’ commitment to advancing military


Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

CVW-17, Four Squadrons Return Home After Seven-Month Deployment

Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, announced the return of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 and Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 22, VFA-94, VFA-137 and VFA-146 in June after a nearly seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific with USS Nimitz (CVN 68)


Airscoop | Sept. 7, 2023

CAMRE Helps Marines Take 3D Printing to New Heights

The Consortium for Additive Manufacturing Research and Education (CAMRE) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, achieved the first successful demonstration of in-flight 3D printing aboard a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor

Airscoop | June 22, 2023

Navy Launches Historic Aircrew Study to Update Size Requirements for a D...

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is leading the Navy’s first comprehensive study since 1964 to update aviator size requirements, improve aircrew gear and equipment, and expand access for prospective future aviators. This is the