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Sunday, April 15, 2012

NAVAIR Programs to Take Center Stage at 2012 Sea-Air-Space Expo


By Marcia Hart, Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Naval officials from several Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) programs are scheduled to conduct press briefings at Navy League's annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition from April 16-18 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

The briefing schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 16:

11 a.m.
Rear Adm. Jeffrey Penfield, Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) commander, will brief FRC initiatives at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

Col. Greg Masiello, V-22 Joint Program (PMA-275) program manager, will brief the V-22 Osprey in the Chesapeake 6 Conference Room.

2 p.m.
Rear Adm. Randy Mahr, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) commander, will lead a team of experts in addressing small-business opportunities at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437. Topics include doing business with NAWCAD, partnering, technology transfer and future needs of NAWCAD from industry.

Capt. Frank Morley, program manager for the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265), will brief F/A-18 and EA-18G programs in Chesapeake 6 Conference Room.

3 p.m.
Vice Adm. David Architzel, commander, NAVAIR, will moderate a Performance Based Logistics panel in Potomac Ballroom AB.

4:15 p.m.
Rear Adm. Donald Gaddis, program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft, PEO(T), will brief tactical aircraft initiatives at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.


Tuesday, April 17:

9 a.m.
Tim Gowen, director of the Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA), will discuss its latest projects, which are projected to advance the design of the next generation of Navy helicopters, at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

9:30 a.m.
Vice Adm. David Architzel, commander, NAVAIR, will serve on the Systems Command Challenge: Meeting Requirements in an Era of Austerity panel in Potomac Ballroom AB.

Capt. Brian Corey, program manager for the Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA-242), will brief Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System at the BAE Systems Booth 537, Room 1.

10 a.m.
Capt. Aaron Rondeau, Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office's (PMA-290) deputy program manager for the P-8A Poseidon, will brief the P-8A program in the Chesapeake 6 Conference Room.

11 a.m.
Rear Adm. Bill Shannon, program executive officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, PEO(U&W), will brief PEO(U&W) initiatives at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

2 p.m.
Capt. Patrick Smith, program manager for the Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-266), will brief Fire Scout in the Chesapeake D Conference Room.

3 p.m.
Rear Adm. Paul Grosklags, program executive officer for Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs, PEO(A), will brief PEO(A) initiatives at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

Capt. James Hoke, program manager for the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-262), will brief Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Air Systems in the Chesapeake D Conference Room.

4 p.m.
Capt. Jaime Engdahl, program manager for the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) Program Office (PMA-268), will brief UCAS-Demonstration in the Chesapeake D Conference Room.


Wednesday, April 18:

11 a.m.
Rear Adm. Mat Winter, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) commander, will brief "The Navy's Weapons and Armament Center: How Innovation Drives Success in Arming the Fleet" at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

1:45 p.m.
Keith Sanders, assistant commander for Acquisition, will brief Program Management (AIR 1.0) initiatives at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

2:30 p.m.
Cmdr. Brandt Moslener, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School commander, will discuss training programs for naval aviators and engineers at the NAVAIR Pavilion, Booth 437.

For more information about NAVAIR's speaker lineup, call (240) 577-0384. For information about the 2012 Sea-Air-Space expo, go to www.seaairspace.org/program.html.

The Sea-Air-Space Exposition is open to active duty, Reserve and retired U.S. military personnel, U.S. government employees, members of Congress and their staffs, invited guests of the Navy League, representatives of exhibiting companies and foreign embassies as well as Navy League members. The expo is not open to the general public.

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