Aggressors

Aggressor Fulcrums: the story of the Soviet Air Force MiG-29 Unit Tasked to Simulate USAF F-15 Eagle Fighter jets

Aggressor Fulcrums: the story of the Soviet Air Force MiG-29 Unit Tasked to Simulate USAF F-15 Eagle Fighter jets

Some MiG-29s were painted up to make them resemble the F-15 – the wingtips and stabilator tips were painted yellow… Read More

8 months ago

USAF Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander is the first general officer to be certified as fifth-generation aggressor pilot on the F-35A Lightning II

Brig. Gen. Trey “Lou” Rawls, who commands the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, became the first general officer… 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

Red Flag training area expanded by almost three times the size as prior iterations during exercise Red Flag 22-3 because of dedicated fifth-generation aggressors

"The airspace expansion agreement is a critical bridge that allows Red Flag to more accurately replicate an advanced threat,” Lt.… Read More

2 years ago

First J-20 representing F-35 Aggressor Aircraft unveiled at Nellis AFB

“Using the F-35 as an aggressor allows pilots to train against low-observable threats similar to what adversaries are developing,” Col.… Read More

2 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

The F-35A Lightning II is playing the role of Aggressor at Red Flag for the First Time

With both F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning IIs flying as adversaries (with the latter playing this role for the very… Read More

3 years ago

Canada’s Top Aces could buy 29 surplus F-16A/Bs from Israel as part of its future fleet of high-end aggressor aircraft

The company future fleet of F-16 aggressors will challenge the highly-advanced capabilities of 5th generation aircraft as highly-representative threats. According… Read More

3 years ago

Congress Blocked USAF’s plan to form F-35A Aggressor Squadron

The Congress has added language in the next defense budget to stop USAF from transferring nine non-combat capable F-35As from… Read More

4 years ago

A quick look at the Su-27 Flanker Fighter Jets Evaluated by Western Countries

In 2001 Ukraine officially announced that it had supplied a single Su-27 to the UK. Eleven years later the UK… Read More

4 years ago

The Unknown Story of the Soviet MiG-29 Aggressor Unit Tasked to Simulate USAF F-15 Fighters

Flying two sorties per day, the MiG-29 Aggressor pilots had to shoulder a high workload, and before long they no… Read More

5 years ago

USAF releases RFP for Red Air support

The aircraft that will be used must be able to fly Mach 1.5, track "blue" aircraft BVR, employ captive air… Read More

6 years ago

TacAir F-5 aggressors to get the Garmin G3000 flight deck

The modular G3000 integrated flight deck boasts a large and vibrant, high-resolution flight display that seamlessly interfaces to the F-5’s… Read More

6 years ago

AGGRESSORS F-16 WEARING NEW SPLINTER ARCTIC SCHEME SPOTTED AT EXERCISE NORTHERN EDGE 2017

The paint scheme is one of the two new different paint schemes introduced by USAF Aggressors in the last months… Read More

7 years ago

SOME VIPER PORN FOR ALL AVIATION GEEKS: WATCH USAF F-16 AGGRESSORS REFUELING DURING EX. COPE NORTH 2017

The Aggressor F-16s are the oldest Vipers in the USAF fleet Taken on Mar. 2, 2017 the photos in this… Read More

7 years ago

F-35s AND BLUE FORCE AIR ASSETS FACED AS MANY AS 50 AGGRESSORS AIRCRAFT DURING EACH MISSION AT RED FLAG 17-01

At any given time, Blue Force may have up to 60 aircraft fighting to take on Red Force aggressors that… Read More

7 years ago

F-35A SETS NEW STANDARDS IN MAINTAINABILITY AT RED FLAG 17-01

At Red Flag 17-01 America’s newest fighter aircraft is proving capable in the hands of maintainers too As we have recently… Read More

7 years ago