Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Forces
CHINA LAKE US NORFOLK US GREENWICH UK (GMT) KABUL AF TOKYO JP
 

Aviation Systems Division

The Aviation Warfare Division is responsible for the planning and execution of operational testing and evaluation of the Navy and Marine Corps' aviation acquisition programs, assessing their operational effectiveness and operational suitability. These programs include maritime aircraft and helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, strike/fighter aircraft, and their associated weapon systems, assault weapon systems, aviation electronic warfare systems, air antisubmarine warfare systems, aviation maintenance systems, and trainer systems.
Testing of these projects occur at the following field activities:

  • VX-1 (Patuxent River, MD)
  • VX-9 (China Lake, CA), VX-9 Det (Pt. Mugu, CA)
  • VMX-22 (New River, NC).
  • HMX-1 (Quantico, VA).

Division Points of Contact

Director, Aviation Warfare Division - Code 50

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3328

Deputy Director, Aviation Warfare Division - Code 50B

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3084

F/A-18 Programs (Code 51)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3406

Carrier Strike Systems (Code 52)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3392

The F/A-18 Programs Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of the F/A-18 Hornet, Super Hornet and related programs.
Programs include:

  • F/A-18A+/C/D/E/F System Configuration Set (SCS)
  • F/A-18 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar
  • F/A-18 Advanced Targeting and Designating Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) System
  • F/A-18 Shared Airborne Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP)
  • F/A-18 Infrared Search and Track (IRST) System
  • Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)
  • Joint Air to Ground Munition (JAGM)
  • Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
  • AIM-9X SIDEWINDER
  • AIM-120D AMRAAM
  • Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)
  • Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)
  • Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW C)
  • Distributed Targeting System
  • Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM)
  • Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS)

The Carrier Strike Systems section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of future aircraft carriers and related programs.
Programs Include:

  • CVN 78, USS Gerald R. Ford
  • Advanced Arresting Gear

Air C41, Training, Support Systems (Code 53)

757 282-5546 Ext. 3181

Air Electronic Warfare Programs (Code 54)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3262

The Air C4I, Training, and Support Systems Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of aviation maintenance related programs ashore and afloat.
Programs include:

  • E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
  • E-6B Block 1 Modification
  • T-6B Avionics Upgrade Project
  • T-45 Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS)
  • E-2C Mission Computer Upgrade (MCU0 Program)
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS)
  • Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information Systems (NALCOMIS)
  • Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS)
  • Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA)
  • Flight Deck Cranial (FDC)
  • Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Support System (RTCASS)
  • C-2A (r) Greyhound block Upgrade/SLEP

The Air Electronic Warfare Programs Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of Navy and Marine Corps aviation electronic warfare programs.
Programs include:

  • EA-6B Block 89A Aircraft Upgrade
  • EA-6B Improved Capability III (ICAP III)
  • EA-18G Airborne Electronic Atack (AEA)
  • AN/ALQ-99 Low Band Transmitter (LBT)
  • AN/ALQ-99 Band 9/10 Transmitter
  • Next Generation jammer Pod
  • Intrepid Tiger Spiral II Pod
  • AN/USQ-113 Communications Jamming Set
  • AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Set
  • Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM)
  • Radar Warning Receiver (AN/ALR-67(V) 1-2)
  • Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)
  • IR and RF Countermeasure Product Improvement Program
  • Aircraft Electronic Suite Calendar Year 2010 software upgrade
  • AN/AAR-47 IR Warning Receiver
  • AN/ALE-47 IR Countermeasure System
  • Joint Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS)

Maritime Patrol (Code 55)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3070

Rotary Wing and Amphibious Support (Code 56)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3101

The Maritime Patrol Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of P-3C and P-8A MMA systems.
Programs include:

  • P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft
  • Tactical/Mobile Systems
  • High Altitude ASW Weapon Capability (HAAWC)
  • Multistatic Active Coherent (MAC) Sensor

The Carrier and Amphibious Support Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of all Navy helicopter programs, Navy fixed-wing Air ASW, combat support helos, CSAR, and airborne mine warfare programs.
Programs include:

  • MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter (MMH)
  • Armed Helicopter Program
  • MH-60S (H-46 Replacement, CSAR, AMCM)
  • Common Mobile Aircrew Restraint System (CMARS)
  • HH-60H CSAR Helo
  • SH-60B/F upgrades
  • Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS)
  • AQS-20 Mine Hunting Sonar (MH53E)
  • AQS-20X Mine Hunting Sonar (MH60S)
  • Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) (MH53E, MH60S)
  • Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS) (MH60S)
  • Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) (MH60S)
  • Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep (OAISIS) (MH60S)
  • Joint Mission Planning System – Maritime (JMPS-M)

F-35B/C and USMC Fixed Wing (Code 57)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3405

USMC Rotary Wing / Tiltrotor (Code 58)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3246

The F-35B/C and USMC TACAIR Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of the Joint Strike Fighter and Marine Fixed Wing to include AV-8 and KC-130.
Programs include:

  • Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), F-35B/C
  • KC-130J
  • AV-8B
  • SDB-II (Small Diameter Bomb)

The USMC Rotary Wing/Tiltrotor Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of all Marine Corps helicopter programs.
Programs include:

  • MV-22 Osprey
  • CH-53K
  • Department of the Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (DoN LAIRCM)
  • Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS)
  • Presidential Support Aircraft (VXX)
  • Four bladed Huey/Four bladed Cobra(4BN/4BW)
  • AH-1W Communications/Navigation Upgrade
  • Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)
  • UC-12W

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Code 59)

(757) 282-5546 Ext. 3260

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Section of OPTEVFOR is responsible for planning and executing Operational Test and Evaluation of all Navy and Marine Corps UAS programs. Programs span the Naval UAS Family of Systems from the Tier II Small Tactical UAS through the tactical, persistent, and penetrating unmanned aircraft systems
Programs Include:

  • Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTUAV – Fire Scout)
  • Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS)
  • Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS)
  • Cargo Unmanned Aircraft System (CUAS)
  • Navy Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (N-UCAS)
  • Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike System (UCLASS)