VXS-1 maintains a fleet of five uniquely configured, research modified NP-3D "Orion" aircraft, along with two RC-12s. Loosely based on the highly successful P-3 "Orion" all weather anti-submarine warfare aircraft, these research variants have been equipped to maximize their utility as airborne test platforms. All tactical equipment and sensors have been removed from the aircraft, improving handling characteristics as well as aircraft performance in all flight regimes. Special navigational equipment has also been added or relocated to increase pilot/aircrew coordination. The aircraft can be broken down into two general categories:
Project Office: The VXS-1 Project office can assist you in determining the best aircraft for your particular project. They can be reached at 301-342-3504.