The US Air Force announced at the end of October that it had earmarked seven companies to provide contract aggressor services across the combat air forces. What will this mean, and how will it evolve?

One of TacAir’s new F-5ATs (74-1459/N697TA) at Reno-Stead, Nevada, in October. The pilot wears the Thales Visionix Scorpion helmet with the new HObIT (hybrid optical-based inertial tracker). Michael Grove

THE US AIR Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) awarded seven companies contracts worth $6.4 billion on October 18, 2019, to provide contracted adversary air (ADAIR) over the next five years. The firms involved were Air USA, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), Blue Air Training, Coastal Defense, Draken International, Tactical Air Support (TacAir), and Top Aces.

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