46579 Expedition Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Contact the Lexington Park Field Office
FSO Office: 443-778-4093
The Lexington Park Field Office assists Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) sponsors at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Staff at the Lexington Park Field Office provide on-site technical work in addition to coordinating all capabilities available at APL’s main campus in Laurel, Maryland.
The field office is located just 500 yards north of NAS Patuxent River Gate 1. The 8,000-square-foot facility accommodates up to 20 permanent on-site staff members and features additional work space for visiting APL staff and collaborating government and industry teammates. Wireless internet service is available throughout the site. The main conference room can host meetings for up to 60 attendees. Two other conference rooms are available as well.
Sponsored by APL’s Force Projection Sector, the facilities and on-site staff are fully connected and integrated with the Laurel main campus. The on-site communication, liaison, and coordination functions enable sponsors to utilize the entire range of APL capabilities.
Directions to the Lexington Park Field Office
NAS Patuxent River is located about 90 miles from APL’s main campus. The field office is in the Expedition IV building of the Expedition Park, off Route 235, approximately 1/4 mile north of the base.
From APL Main Campus in Laurel:
Route 32E to Route 3 to U.S. 301S to Route 4 through Solomons across the Patuxent River bridge to Route 235. Turn left on Route 235, go south about 5 miles, and turn left on Expedition Drive. Continue to the right through the complex. Expedition IV is the last building on the right.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495):
Beltway to Route 5 (Branch Avenue) south through Waldorf to intersection with Route 235. Follow Route 235 south about 38 miles, and turn left on Expedition Drive. Continue to the right through the complex.
Established in 1997, the APL Lexington Park Field Office provides assistance to over a dozen sponsor programs within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Program Executive Offices PEO (U&W), PEO(A), and PEO(T). NAVAIR and the PEOs constitute a major sponsor base for APL’s role as a university affiliated research center (UARC). Additionally, the field office provides a link with the resources of the Johns Hopkins University and local educational activities answering the needs of government personnel and other technical professionals in Southern Maryland.
APL’s long-standing contributions to NAVAIR programs trace back to two programs that remain at the forefront of naval aviation today. These are our Technical Direction Agent role for the Tomahawk Weapon System programs for more than 30 years and our trusted technical agent role in Navy electronic attack programs for more than 35 years. Our contributions to solving critical challenges have grown over the years to include assistance to programs in all NAVAIR PEOs and in AIR-4.0 engineering competencies as well.
Field office staff provide expertise and project leadership in a number of engineering and analysis disciplines across the enterprise. Staff are supported by additional technical talent available at APL’s Laurel campus.
Leveraging additional expertise from the Precision Strike Mission Area, we apply critical experience, systems engineering, and operations analysis across many domains, including:
- Sensor data processing and management
- Guidance and navigation systems
- Mapping and geodesy
- Mission planning
- Weapon control
- Human systems integration
- Command and control communications
- Electronic jamming
- System architecture
- Software development
- Modeling and simulation
Wireless internet, conference phones, projection systems, printers, and copiers are available at the Lexington Park Field Office.
Badges must be worn at this facility at all times. Guests must provide government-issued photo identification to receive a visitor badge. APL employees must wear their APL badge.
Visit requests are required in order to conduct business at the Lexington Park Field Office. Visit requests can be submitted through JPAS to SMO code 08YX84 or via fax to 301-737-4927.
Restricted and Prohibited Items
Laptop computers are permitted within the facility, as are personal electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, PDAs, etc.). Cameras are not allowed in the facility, but cellular phones with built-in cameras may be used on site for communication, not photography.
Area Hotels (distance from the Lexington Park Field Office)
Extended Stay America (0.1 miles)
46565 Expedition Drive
Lexington Park, MD
Hampton Inn (0.2 miles)
22211 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD
Fairfield Inn (0.4 miles)
22119 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD
Sleep Inn (4.5 miles)
23428 Three Notch Road
California, MD 20619
Holiday Inn Select (8 miles)
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688
Hilton Garden Inn (8.7 miles)
13100 Dowell Road
Dowell, MD 20629
Additional information on lodging, dining, and things to do in Southern Maryland is provided by the St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism.