Naval Air Systems Command

Naval Air Systems Command
Logo of the Naval Air Systems Command

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) provides material support for aircraft and airborne weapon systems for the United States Navy. NAVAIR was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps). Current Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, is Vice Adm. David Architzel since May 2010.[1] Current Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, is Rear Adm. Paul A. Grosklags, U.S. Navy.[2]

NAVAIR Tomahawk cruise missile


NAVAIR Locations

NAVAIR Headquarters is a tenant activity of Patuxent River NAS in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Ten NAVAIR locations exist, with eight U.S. locations from coast to coast, and two international locations. These are:

  • Naples, Italy: [11]

Program Executive Officers (PEO)

NAVAIR is a Competency Aligned Organization (CAO)[clarification needed] headed by a vice admiral that provides support as needed to the major program offices under PEO oversight. Major Acquisition Program oversight chain is the responsibility of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A) who has three NAVAIR PEOs in direct report status with program offices grouped by mission area under them. Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a unique situation in which has PEO status and alternates service lead and reporting relationship to the opposing service. Naval Aviation PEOs are:

  • Program Executive Officer, Tactical Programs (PEO(T))
  • Program Executive Officer, Assault and ASW Programs (PEO(A))
  • Program Executive Officer, Weapons and Unmanned Vehicles (PEO(U&W))
  • Program Executive Officer, Joint Strike Fighter (PEO(JSF))

Naval Aviation Enterprise

NAVAIR is part of the Naval Aviation Enterprise triad model currently headed by the Commander Naval Air Force (CNAF) and supported by the OPNAV Director, Naval Air Warfare.

Navy Systems Commands

The five Navy systems commands or "SYSCOMs" are:


  1. ^ NAVAIR > About Us > Leadership > Vice Adm. David Architzel, U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-12-05.
  2. ^ NAVAIR > About Us > Leadership > Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command Rear Adm. Paul A. Grosklags, U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-12-05.
  3. ^ See NAVAIR at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst official website. Retrieved 2010-06-18. See also Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL).

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