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CNA scientists contribute independent analyses to the testing of new aviation systems and the development of tactics to optimize the effectiveness of existing aircraft. The more than 30 analysts in the Strike and Air Warfare Program include field representatives deployed to key locations for aviation testing and tactics:

  • TOPGUN/Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center
  • Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Operational Test Team
  • Carrier Strike Group 12 (Air Wing 8 aboard USS Gerald R. Ford)
  • Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine

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Dr. Tim Roberts and Dr. Mike Stumborg discuss CNA’s contributions to naval aviation tactics and systems.

You worked tirelessly to leverage aircraft data … Your professionalism and commitment to excellence were instrumental in ensuring the safe operational service of the F/A-18 and EA-18G Fleet, keeping our naval aviators out of harm’s way.

Rear Admiral F.R. Luchtman, Commander, Naval Safety Center, to Dr. Jennifer Scherer 

Recent Reports

Most of the work products from the Strike and Air Warfare Program are classified or have distribution limited to the Department of Defense. Visitors with appropriate credentials can find these reports on the CNA SIPR site. 

Aviation Ground Mishaps: Causes, Mitigations, and Tracking

Aviation Logistics Connectors in Support of DMO and EABO

Navy Identity Management

The Projected Impacts of the Fallon Range Training Complex Airspace Expansion on Civilian Air Traffic

A Plan for Fielding US Navy Air Domain Manned Unmanned Teaming Capabilities


Dr. Timothy Roberts, Research Program Director
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