|Naval Air Systems Command|
Seal of the Naval Air Systems Command
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Role||Naval warfare, Naval Aviation|
|Headquarters||Naval Air Station Patuxent River |
Patuxent River, Maryland, U.S.
|Commander||Vice Admiral G. Dean Peters|
|Vice Commander||Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (Sel) John S. Lemmon|
|Deputy Commander||Garry R. Newton (CIV)|
|EA-6B Prowler, E/A-18G Growler|
|Fighter||F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F-35 Lightning II|
|Multirole helicopter||Sikorsky SH-60 Sea Hawk|
|Patrol||P-3 Orion, P-8 Poseidon|
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) provides material support for aircraft and airborne weapon systems for the United States Navy. It is one of the various Navy systems commands, and was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons.
NAVAIR is headquartered in Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Mary's County, Maryland, with military and civilian personnel stationed at eight locations across the continental United States and one site overseas. The current commander as of 31 May 2018 is Vice Admiral G. Dean Peters. The vice commander is Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (Sel) John S. Lemmon. The deputy commander, or senior civilian service member, is Mr. Garry R. Newton.
NAVAIR's mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. This support includes research, design, development and systems engineering, acquisition, test and evaluation, training facilities and equipment, repair and modification, and in-service engineering and logistics support.
NAVAIR is organized into eight "competencies" or communities of practice namely: program management, contracts, research and engineering, test and evaluation, logistics and industrial operations, corporate operations, comptroller and counsel.
The competency alignment of the organization is changing to "mission alignment." 
NAVAIR provides support (through people, processes, tools, training, mission facilities, and core technologies) to Naval Aviation Program Executive Officers (PEOs) and their assigned program managers, who are responsible for meeting the cost, schedule, and performance requirements of their assigned programs.
The Naval Air Systems Command is organizationally aligned to the Chief of Naval Operations. As part of its mission, NAVAIR provides support, manpower, resources, and facilities to its aligned Program Executive Offices (PEO's). The Program Executive Offices are responsible for the execution of major defense acquisition programs. The PEO's are organizationally aligned to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)). The Naval Aviation PEO's are co-located with the Naval Air Systems Command, and operate under NAVAIR policies and procedures. Other PEO's, such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense's direct reporting Program Executive Office, Joint Strike Fighter (PEO(JSF)) also obtain support, manpower, laboratories and facilities from NAVAIR.
Naval Aviation PEOs are:
The following Program Offices are responsible to PEO(T):
The following Program Offices are responsible to PEO(A):
The following Program Offices are responsible to PEO(U&W):
NAVAIR is part of the Naval Aviation Enterprise triad model currently headed by the Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) and supported by the OPNAV Director, Naval Air Warfare.
See also Naval Air Warfare Center.
NAWCAD is the center for Aircraft Systems Development and Testing. The following two locations makeup NAWCAD:
NAWC-TSD is the center for development of simulation-based training systems. NAWC-TSD is currently located in Orlando, FL. 
NAWCWD is the center for Weapons Systems and Energetics Development and Testing. The following two locations makeup NAWCWD:
Fleet Readiness Centers are support activities that provide shore-based and depot level maintenance and support to the Navy's aviation effort. They are directed under the office of Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC).
Below are the following Fleet Readiness Centers: