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Air Test and Evaluation Squadron THREE ONE (VX-31) provides aircraft, test pilots, project officers, and flight test planning oversight for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of current and future manned aircraft, weapons and weapons systems.

The squadron routinely flies approximately 4,000 flight hours each year employing unique test assets. VX-31 also operates the Airborne Test Bed program to provide cost-wise support to the Navy’s research community.

A highly diverse workforce at VX-31 consisting of active duty military officers and enlisted personnel, DOD civil service professionals, and contractor team members actively support daily flight tests, ground tests, and other data gathering activities.

In addition, the VX-31 Search and Rescue (SAR) team conducts successful inland search and rescue operations throughout the high desert.

Nickname: Dust Devils

VX-31 Website | Please direct inquiries regarding VX-31 to the NAWCWD Public Affairs Office at (760) 939-3511


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