航空試験評価飛行隊 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron

アイコン 意味
※MCAAFは海兵航空補助施設(Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Facility)の略。NASは海軍航空基地(Naval Air Station)の略。NAASは海軍航空補助基地(Naval Auxiliary Air Station)の略。NAWSは海軍航空兵器基地(Naval Air Weapons Station)の略。NSは海軍基地(Naval Station)の略(ABC順)
※1951年6月18日に第5航空評価飛行隊(Air Development Squadron 5: VX-5)として設立され、1970年代に第5航空試験評価飛行隊(Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 5: VX-5)に改編。1993年6月に第4航空試験評価飛行隊(Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 4: VX-4)と統合。VX-9の指揮系統は、運用面では運用試験評価部隊司令官(Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force: COMOPTEVFOR)、事務面では海軍航空部隊太平洋艦隊司令官(Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet: COMNAVAIRPAC)に所属。ニックネームはThe Vampires

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所在地 駐留日
NAS Moffett Field 1951/6/18
NAWS China Lake 1956/7

↑CHINA LAKE, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2023) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Vampires" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9, and a U-2 Dragonlady fly over Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. VX-9 is charged with the testing and evaluation of weapons and their related systems in direct support of the United States Naval Aviation Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Jonathan Newbery)

↑Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 17, 2002) -- An F-14D "Tomcat" assigned to the Evaluators of VX-9 Det. Point Mugu. heads back to Key West Naval Air Station (NAS) after intense "dog fight" training over the Atlantic Ocean during exercise Cope Snapper 2002. Cope Snapper is a multi-aircraft exercise that engages dissimilar air combat training with on fighter data link and joint operations with the Navy. The members involved in Cope Snapper consist of the 159th Fighter Wing from Louisiana, the 169th AGS McEntire Air National Guard from South Carolina, and the Navy's F/A-18 "Hornet" and F-14 "Tomcat" fighter jets. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo. (RELEASED)

Update 24/02/20