Naval Air Systems Command Story Archive

NAWCAD Lakehurst Improves Production Time, Safety with Robotic Welder  (18 July 2019)
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst is reducing production time and costs, while increasing readiness and the safety of its welding artisans by using a new robotic welder.
Compact Swaging Machine makes fleet debut  (24 July 2019)
The fleet's oldest aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN 68), became the first to deploy in June with the highly anticipated Compact Swaging Machine (CSM), which eliminates the time and manpower-intensive socket pouring process for producing purchase cable terminals.
Advanced Arresting Gear Ready for Propellers and Jets  (13 August 2019)
The Navy's newest aircraft carrier Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system received the green light to recover all "props and jets" aircraft, according to the Aircraft Recovery Bulletin (ARB) released Aug. 2.
NAVAIR Delivers First Redesigned MH-60s Gunner Seats to Fleet  (26 September 2019)
The Aircrew Systems Program Office delivered, installed and demonstrated the first two redesigned MH-60S Seahawk gunner seats on Sept. 24 and 25 to Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWP) at Naval Air Station North Island.
Naval Aviation Garners SECNAV Award for Readiness  (18 October 2019)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer acknowledged the efforts and proactive role Sailors, civilians and contractors played in achieving an overall 80% mission-capable rate for fiscal 2019 F-18 aircraft that form the backbone of the Navy's tactical air power.

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