Flashcards in Phase I, Block XIII - Command History and Heritage Deck (15)
What was VX-9 originally known as?
Air Development Squadron FIVE (VX-5)
When was VX-5 commissioned?
18 June 1951
Where was VX-5 commissioned?
NAS Moffett Field, CA
How many officers, enlisted, and aircrafts did VX-5 have?
- 15 officers
- 100 enlisted
- 9 AD Skyraider aircrafts
What was VX-5's mission?
Develop and evaluate aircraft tactics and techniques for delivery of airborne special weapons.
When did VX-5 move to Naval Air Facility, China Lake, CA and why?
- July 1956
- Availability of improved ranges and instrumentation facilities.
VX-5 DET Whidbey Island oversaw development of what weapon system?
EA-6B weapon system
When was VX-5 DET Whidbey Island relocated to China Lake?
What was included in VX-5's mission?
- Operational test and evaluation of all air-dropped munitions destined for use in attack role by Fleet and Marine Corps.
- Development of initial tactics employed with new weapon systems
- Incorporation of electronic warfare advances into self-defense capability of attack aircraft
When and why was VX-9 created?
- June 1993
- CNO directed consolidation of VX-4 and VX-5 into single operational test and evaluation squadron.
Where was VX-9 located upon consolidation?
Point Mugu, CA
How many officers, enlisted, and aircrafts do VX-9 have?
- 67 officers
- 350 enlisted
- 28 aircrafts consisting of FA-18E/F Super Hornet, FA-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat, EA-6B Prowler, AV-8B Harrier, AH-1 Cobra
What is VX-9's mission?
Operational evaluation of attack, fighter, and electronic warfare aircraft, weapon systems and equipment, and to develop tactical procedures for their employment.
What organization is VX-9's operational chain of command?
Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR)