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ATAC BRINGS THE HEAT: PREMIER PRIVATE AGGRESSORS NOW FLYING WITH THE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER

The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, otherwise known as ATAC, has made another large leap in the commercial adversary support marketplace with the addition of the captive training AIM-9M Sidewinder to their fleet’s quiver. In the past, ATAC pilots would only be able to … Read the rest of this entry

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? THEN BUY AN AGGRESSOR WATCH!

A photographer friend of mine has been working with a custom watch company, called SwissPL, that is really focused towards the military aviation world. Jose “Fuji” Ramos, who does a lot of aerial photo work with VFC-111 “Sundowners” out of Key … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: USAF AGGRESSORS FLY WITH IRST POD

                    It appears that the USAF is getting very serious about the passive detection threat posed by modern infra-red search and track (IRST) systems, most notably against aircraft optimized for minimal … Read the rest of this entry

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AMAZING KIWI A-4K SKYHAWK FOOTAGE!

I have no idea how it missed this video! http://youtu.be/srJcq6F-qCo These jets will soon be operating in the US providing adversary support for the DoD and other functions for various customers. More on Draken International and the ex-New Zealand A-4Ks: … Read the rest of this entry

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“EVIL” ESCORT: ATAC F-21 KFIRS FORM UP ON THE HAWKEYE

More fantastic air to air photography from Rob DeStasio, it doesn’t get much more unique than this! The shot was taken after a successful Air Intercept Controlling (AIC) training mission with VAW-124, who are based out of NAS Norfolk.  

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: ATAC KFIRS OVER NAS OCEANA

              *A big thanks to Rob “Nuts” DeStasio for sending this over.

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A RARE VIEW FROM INSIDE THE COCKPIT OF AN ATAC F-21 KFIR

These videos were apparently taken by Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon before his passing last spring. Lex was a big-time aviation blogger, check out his site to learn more about him and hear about his adventures here:  http://www.neptunuslex.com/ The Kfir is … Read the rest of this entry

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NEW AGGRESSOR IN THE COMMERCIAL ADVERSARY SUPPORT GAME: DRAKEN INTERNATIONAL BETS BIG ON RED AIR

There has been lots of rumblings in the military aviation community about the future of the Black Diamond Jet Team and the possible establishment of a commercial adversary support arm of the group, known mysteriously as Draken International. It is … Read the rest of this entry

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WHY IS THE STEALTHY F-117 NIGHTHAWK STILL FLYING?

I am trying to catch up with reader requests and one common strain of emails pertains to questions surrounding why the F-117 Nighthawk, America’s first stealth attack aircraft, is still flying around the Nellis Range Complex years after it’s official … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: VFC-12 “FIGHTING OMARS” GET FULLY SPLINTERED!

Previous posts: http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/24/vfc-12-fighting-omars-are-about-to-get-splintered/ http://aviationintel.com/2012/05/31/splinter-hornet-update/ We have been following F/A-18A+ #162909’s progression from vanilla line Hornet to SU-35 imposter for a couple weeks now and here she finally is in her new duds, ready to ambush experienced and inexperienced naval aviators … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: JUNE 5th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: UPDATE ON NAVAIR’S F-5N WING CRACKING ISSUE Original post: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/03/exclusive-navairs-f-5n-fleet-grounded-due-to-extensive-wing-cracking/ Apparently the F-5N’s wing cracking issue which resulted in an immediate stand-down of what is the backbone of the USN and USMC aggressor force is caused by cracked LAU-7 … Read the rest of this entry

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EXCLUSIVE: NAVAIR’S F-5N FLEET GROUNDED DUE TO EXTENSIVE WING CRACKING?

I just got a good tip on this, I am in the process of finding out more. The Navy’s fleet of ex-Swiss F-5Es, now referred to as F-5Ns for NAVAIR’s use, apparently has been totally grounded after wing cracks were … Read the rest of this entry

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VFC-12 “FIGHTING OMARS” ARE ABOUT TO GET SPLINTERED!

*UPDATE: Click Here! Posted below is a little hint of things to come on the NAS Oceana apron. VFC-12 is painting one of their A+ Hornets up in splinter camouflage, similar to what has been seen flying on the latest … Read the rest of this entry

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ADVERSARY NEWS ROUNDUP

ATAC LOSES ANOTHER… I have to be honest here, I really hate writing anything having to do with the loss of an aircrew, but having done two of these with the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company in the headline within the … Read the rest of this entry

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ECA PROGRAM’S FULL SERVICE COMMERCIAL ADVERSARY SUPPORT ENDEAVOUR SHOWS SIGNS OF PROGRESS

I have been following ECA Program’s progress, or seemingly lack thereof, for some time now. A couple of years ago it was said that the company was close to working out a deal with Iceland to base a substantially large … Read the rest of this entry

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