A beautifully carved 14 inch solid wood plaque of VX-20! Collect all your squadrons with truly artistic craftsmanship of the Navy’s finest symbols.
The use of naval aviation insignia is a modern form of heraldry that dates back to the early period of naval aviation in the 1920’s and captures many proud moments of its history. The practice fosters a sense of pride, unit cohesion and contributes to high morale, esprit de corps and professionalism within the community. It also serves as an effective means of preserving a command’s tradition, continuity of purpose and recognition, as traced through its lineage. The following rules are provided to ensure that all command insignia and slogans are in keeping with the highest traditions of the proud naval aviation heritage.
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20) was commissioned to provide full spectrum developmental ground and flight test services in support of U.S. Navy and Marine Corp Fleet programs associated with research, development, test and evaluation of the following aircraft and mission systems:
- E-2C/D Hawkeye
- P-8A Poseidon
- MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System
- E-6B Mercury
- P-3C Orion
- C-2A Greyhound
- C-130F/R/T/J Hercules
- T-34C Mentor
- T-6A Texan
The squadron is responsible for active flight test and evaluation in all phases of the weapons system life cycle, including aircraft carrier suitability testing, navigation, aerial refueling, strategic airborne communications, airborne surveillance and intelligence collection, airborne early warning systems, carrier onboard delivery and advanced training aircraft missions. Additionally, VX-20 operates and maintains one NP-3 aircraft which provides a safe and efficient platform to conduct a variety of airborne scientific research projects.