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Collaborate to Innovate: Grassroots Effort Fosters Integrated Test Ops
By Lt. Zach “FAb” Fisher | Oct. 4, 2022
A grassroots movement—started at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland—is fostering integrated test operations across the Navy’s test enterprise.

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 13, 2021) A Boeing unmanned MQ-25 aircraft rests aboard the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The MQ-25 will be the worlds first operational, carrier-based unmanned aircraft and is integral to the future carrier air wing (CVW). It will provide an aerial refueling capability that extends the range, operational capability and lethality of the CVW and carrier strike group (CSG). George H.W. Bush is operating in the Atlantic Ocean in support of naval operations to maintain maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Roberson)
Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration Gives Glimpse of the Air Wing of the Future
By Lt. Nick “ALF” Waugh | Oct. 4, 2022
The Air Wing of the Future is here. The Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration (UCAD) conducted by the MQ-25 Stingray Integrated Test Team recently evaluated the deck of the aircraft.

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Increased Aerial Refueling Compatibility Facilitates True Joint Environment
By Marine Corps Major Paul “RABBIT” Gucwa | Oct. 3, 2022
Aerial refueling capabilities can increase the range, lethality and survivability of modern aircraft. Maximum compatibility between tanker and receiver aircraft enable warfighters to get to the fight and return home safely.

A TCTS II pod loaded on an Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 F/A-18F Hornet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
Integrating the Live and Virtual Environments for Development and Training
By Lt. Cmdr. Colin “Honey Bear” Locke | Oct. 3, 2022
“Train like you fight:” This mantra is becoming a reality as advanced technology ushers in training environments that merge live, virtual and constructive (LVC) capabilities to expand the scale and complexity of training conditions. LVC training environments connect live, in-person elements with manned virtual simulators and constructive computer-generated forces.