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Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Naval Air Station Patuxent River



Naval Air Station Patuxent River is one of eight sites across the country (and one overseas site) under the command of NAVAIR or Naval Air Systems Command. The Patuxent River site is one of three that form the Aircraft Division. The other Aircraft Division locations are at Lakehurst, N. J. and Orlando, Fla. The Weapons Division is located at sites in California and New Mexico and there are NAVAIR depots in California, Florida and North Carolina.


NAVAIR comprises six organizations working as a fully integrated team. These are the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); Program Executive Office, Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs PEO(A); Program Executive Office, Tactical Aircraft Programs PEO(T); Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation PEO(W); and Program Executive Office, Joint Strike Fighter PEO(JSF) and the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP).


NAVAIR, working with industry, delivers high quality, affordable products and support to the operating forces. Products and services include aircraft, avionics, air-launched weapons, electronic warfare systems, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, launch and arresting gear, training equipment and facilities, and all other equipment related to Navy and Marine Corps air power.


NAVAIR provides total life cycle support of all naval aviation weapon systems including research, design, development and engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; training facilities and equipment; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support.


NAVAIR employs nearly 32,000 military and civilian employees; manages approximately 150 acquisition programs; and maintains over 4,100 aircraft in active inventory, including 96 individual type/model/series. Principal customers include the operating forces of the Navy and Marine Corps, other activities of the U.S. Armed Forces and foreign allies.

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