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Draken International in Combat Aircraft

Photo: Frank Crebas


Commercial Adversary Air (ADAIR) support is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors of military aviation. The market in the US has exploded in recent years, a far cry from the low level requirement for contracted adversary support mainly seen within the US Navy over past years. The US Air Force went swiftly from zero contractor support in this area to a multi-layered, pan-service requirement. In June this year, the US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Draken International the five-year, $280-million, Adversary Air (ADAIR) II contract. It built on a groundbreaking study phase that saw Draken supporting USAF training activities at Nellis AFB, Nevada. It’s a requirement that is expanding yet further as the USAF seeks similar solutions across the wider fighter community.

In Combat Aircraft’s forthcoming November issue, we meet the senior leaders at Draken and finds out the secret of its success…

Frank Crebas

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