Adversary

US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman were able to RTB after their Hornets collided during air combat training

US Navy F/A-18 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman were able to RTB after their Hornets collided during air combat training

The F/A-18 Hornets involved were 162454 (‘AF 03’ – this is the blue one) and 162475 (‘AF 12’ – the… Read More

1 year ago

Blue Force Technologies and Air Force Research Laboratory conduct propulsion flowpath test on Fury unmanned aggressor aircraft

The ground test for a novel carbon fiber composite propulsion flowpath system for Blue Force Technologies Fury uncrewed fighter under… Read More

1 year ago

Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy

US Navy F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet crews were fighting a truly different aircraft, flown by superb aerial tacticians. The… Read More

2 years ago

USMC will have a second F-5 Tiger II adversary squadron by 2024

The USMC will activate at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, VMFT-402, a second adversary squadron, in fiscal 2023. The US Marine… Read More

2 years ago

TOPGUN was not as credible of an adversary without the F-16N: why the retirement of the F-16Ns was a blow to the Navy Fighter Weapons School

The opportunity to fly the sleek and high-powered F-16N Vipers, as they were called by the staff, was one of… Read More

2 years ago

USAF Wants Up to 400 Advanced Fighter Trainers Like T-7s or… T-50s

The USAF is looking for “at least 100” and as many as 400 Advanced Tactical Trainer aircraft both to train… Read More

3 years ago

USAF awards Exosonic contract to build supersonic Drone to act as a near-peer adversary fighter for aggressor training

The Exosonic supersonic UAV will help the pilot training mission by acting as a near-peer adversary fighter to challenge fighter… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy to test first upgraded former Swiss Air Force F-5N+ at NAS Patuxent River

Upon successful completion of test, the program office will use these upgrades as a major element in the conversion of… Read More

3 years ago

ADVERSARY! A QUICK LOOK AT THE AIRCRAFT FLOWN BY U.S. NAVAL AVIATORS TO PLAY THE BAD GUYS

To realistically carry out their duty U.S. Navy adversary pilots need the best aircraft to simulate the bandits during DACT… Read More

3 years ago

All you need to know about today’s TOPGUN: why the US Navy Fighter Weapons School is recognized worldwide as the center of excellence for fighter tactics training

Today’s TOPGUN is stronger than ever and is widely accepted as the center of excellence for fighter tactics training. Currently… Read More

4 years ago

FalconUp Modification Gives US Navy F-16 Adversary Aircraft an Additional 500 Hours of Service Life

The FalconUp modification provides the configuration baseline to incorporate the funded Falcon Star program, which adds an additional 3750 hours… Read More

4 years ago

U.S. Expected to Buy Back 22 Swiss Air Force F-5 Fighter Jets in 2020

A spokesperson from Armasuisse confirmed that discussions between the Swiss defense procurement agency and the U.S. Navy took place in… Read More

5 years ago

Tigers Forever! US Navy Plans to Upgrade F-5 to keep it a Credible Adversary Aircraft Until 2030

The F-5 in its current state only realistically offers MiG-21 'Fishbed' threat replication and desperately needs to be modernised to… Read More

5 years ago

Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the U.S. Navy

From the U.S. Navy perspective, short of actually having a Fulcrum or Flanker, the F-16N was as close to a… Read More

5 years ago

ATAC took delivery of all 63 refurbished Mirage F1s

ATAC Mirage F1 inventory represents the single largest common fleet of privately-owned ADAIR aircraft in the world. Airborne Tactical Advantage… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering the EA-7L, the SLUF variant that played the role of adversary aircraft

The EA-7L was used to simulate Soviet aircraft, often carrying a variety of jamming and ECM pods Built by LTV… Read More

6 years ago

Paramaount Aerospace to refurbish Draken’s 22 ex-Spanish Air Force Mirage F1M aircraft

Paramount Aerospace Systems had previously carried out the modernization of the Mirage F1M while still in Spanish Air Force military… Read More

6 years ago