Airscoop | Oct. 3, 2022

BAMS-D Unmanned Aircraft Returns After Long Deployment

The Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (BAMS-D) returned June 17 from Fifth Fleet to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, marking the end of a 13-year deployment that was originally intended to be just six


Airscoop | Oct. 3, 2022

New Mine Countermeasure Prototype Successfully Tested on MQ-8C Fire Scout

The Navy recently demonstrated a mine countermeasure (MCM) prototype technology aboard the MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Air System (UAS) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, proving a capability that could allow the warfighter to rapidly detect and respond

Airscoop | Oct. 3, 2022

First Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Facility Opens

The Navy opened a new facility July 27 at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that’s dedicated to training Sailors who will operate the service’s Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (FoSUAS).




Airscoop | Oct. 3, 2022

From Flight Line to Museum Display

The Tactical Airlift Program Office coordinated the donation and delivery of a full-sized C-130 training cockpit to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.




Airscoop | Oct. 3, 2022

First Flight Test of Mission Computer Alternative on T-45 Successful

The Navy’s Air Combat Electronics program office recently completed the first test flight of the T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft’s Mission Computer Alternative (MCA), which is intended to improve readiness for the legacy system.

Airscoop | May 17, 2022

ONR Global, Royal Air Force Partner in First Synthetic-Fueled Drone Flight

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global and Royal Air Force (RAF) Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) conducted the first-ever drone flight using synthetic kerosene in February.

Airscoop | May 17, 2022

Navy to Demo New MQ-8 Fire Scout Mine Countermeasure System

The Navy is working to develop a new mine countermeasure (MCM) sensor suite for the MQ-8C Fire Scout that will enable the unmanned helicopter to detect and localize mines and obstacles on land and at sea.