What changes are being made to US Navy adversary air squadrons?

Patrick Roegies and Jurgen van Toor report on the developments taking place within the US Navy adversary squadrons

NAWDC is the last remaining legacy Hornet unit within Naval Aviation. With their final withdrawal from use, the Navy is faced with a shortage of adversary capacity
All photos, authors unless stated

United States Naval Aviation operates three different types of aircraft in the adversary role. It’s a job for the older experienced pilots with bags of air-to-air combat skill, wh ‘fight’ in the air with younger more inexperienced pilots of operational strike fighter squadrons. Their aim is to pass their skills on to the newer generation of Navy fighter pilot.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Why not join our community of aviation enthusiasts? Pick one of our offers and access a wealth of world-class aviation content.