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January 31, 1977

Naval Air Systems Command: Advancing Technology at Sea

Navy Goals Keyed to Readiness

Naval Air Systems Command: Advancing Technology at Sea

Matrix System Enhances Management

Naval Air Systems Command: Advancing Technology at Sea

Advanced Sensors Major Anti-submarine Warfare Goal

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Navy Goals Keyed to Readiness

Washington—Naval Air Systems Command’s initiative in advancing technology at sea is designed to continue U. S. sea control under tight budget and manpower constraints. The command is pursuing a new management approach characterized by: ■ Establishing project management offices earlier in the weapon system advanced development cycle.

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Matrix System Enhances Management

Washington—Naval Air Systems Command organizes its tasks under a concept known as matrix management to develop, procure, and support aerial weapons systems for the fleet. With matrix management, project offices called PMAs are formed, and staffing is kept small.
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Advanced Sensors Major Anti-submarine Warfare Goal

Washington —Naval Air Systems Command is developing an array of advanced anti-submarine-warfare systems to enable searches over wider areas of ocean at a time when potential enemy submarines are becoming quieter and more elusive. Developments are across a wide spectrum and the command is supported in its primary efforts by the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pa.
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Single-site Tests Expand Patuxent Role

Lexington Park, Md.—Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, will become the single test site in July, 1978, for the Northrop/McDonnell Douglas F-18 fighter and the primary test location for the Marine Corps/McDonnell Douglas YAV-8B advanced Harrier.

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Development Center Plays Many Roles

Warminster, Pa.—Naval Air Development Center develops new technology to improve the cost-effectiveness of existing aircraft weapon systems as well as for potential application to new generations of Navy aircraft. Its activities cover the spectrum of technology.
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Harrier Breaks Path in Navy V/stol

Cherry Point, N. C. — U. S. Marine Corps experimentation with its Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier vertical/short takeoff and landing attack aircraft has given way to total operational acceptance of the aircraft by USMC and the Navy. Successful operational deployment of 14 Marine Harriers from Cherry Point on board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt has opened the way for much more routine deployment of V/STOL aircraft on Navy carriers and other smaller flight-deck-equipped ships.

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V/stol Technology Advances Expected

Columbus, Ohio —Navy/Rockwell International XFV-12A vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft is in final assembly here for first flight this spring, and will play an important role in Navy definition studies for operational fighter aircraft with a V/STOL capability.
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Research Effort Seeks Better Reliability, V/stol Base

Washington —Primary objectives of new research and technology efforts within the Naval Air Systems Command are to improve reliability of current and future aircraft and weapons systems, and to establish a solid base upon which to build a new vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) aircraft capability for the Navy.
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Improved Reliability of Missiles Primary Aim of Navy

shington—Navy is incorporating a number of technological improvements in its airnched missiles that should enhance their reliability and improve operational performce and flexibility. The service’s two air-to-air radar-guided missiles — the Raytheon Sparrow and Hughes Aircraft Phoenix —will be the beneficiaries of the great strides being made in digital microelectronics by the installation of compact digital computers in the missiles themselves.

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Avionics Unit Handles Special Needs

Indianapolis—Naval Air Systems Command’s Naval Avionics Facility Indianapolis has a capability and a mission that are unique not only within the Navy but also within the Defense Dept. With activities that range from exploratory development to pilot production, the facility is the equivalent of a medium-size defense electronics company.

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