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TacAir to provide US Navy Red Air



Nevada’s Tactical Air Support – TacAir – has won a US Navy contract to provide fourth-generation fighter jet services using its fleet of upgraded F-5E/F Advanced Tigers.

The Reno-based company is recipient of a $106.7-million five-year contract that will provide the US Navy with airborne threat simulation capabilities to train aircrew and shipboard operators in countering potential enemy advanced airborne threats, tactics, electronic warfare and electronic attack. Work will primarily be performed in Fallon, Nevada, and is expected to be completed in May 2023.

TacAir describes its upgraded Advanced Tigers as offering the best combination of threat representation, safety and efficiency for the US Navy. TacAir’s F-5s have been equipped with the latest technology, similar to the newest US Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft. The modifications include upgraded radar, high-tech displays, controls, mission computers and sensors, allowing the Advanced Tiger to simulate modern air-to-air threat aircraft and weapons.


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