How the US Navy is changing its approach to 'Red Air' operations

The US Navy adversary “Red Air” mission is refocusing its priorities, even though its aircraft mix and capacity are in a significant reset. Jeff Bolton explains

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The F-5N makes for a great adversary aircraft – nimble and, in the right hands, wickedly capable
Ted Carlson

The “Ghost of Kyiv” and a stunningly brave and resilient Ukrainian fighter pilot corps have reminded the world of the critical need for dissimilar air combat training and the value of gray hair in the cockpit. The David versus Goliath military struggle between large Russian forces and modest but potent Ukraine fighters is providing a real-time battle lab for weapons systems, tactics, strategies, and procedures.

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