Stars and Stripes stripes.com 22 Dec, 2020 07:15 am

Tyndall AFB replaces T-38's with new aircraft to simulate realistic air-to-air combat

Tyndall AFB replaces T-38's with new aircraft to simulate realistic air-to-air combat
Airmen at Tyndall Air Force Base will be undergoing more realistic air-to-air combat training for the next year or two with the arrival of the F-1 Mirage aircraft unit.

This new partnership will enable F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning pilots to engage in tactical airborne training, adversary air live training at Tyndall.This will allow Tyndall officials to free up some resources used to self-generate adversary air combat and more effectively use those available flying hours for training and increasing its levels of proficiency and readiness."Adversary air is the most efficient training aide and this is something that (Air Combat Command) has been working toward for a couple of years now," said Lt.ATAC's Mirage training program is anticipated to fly more than 1,100 sorties during the next several years to provide adversary air support to the 43rd Fighter Squadron.

Tyndall AFB replaces T-38's with new aircraft to simulate realistic air-to-air combat TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE (Tribune News Service) — Airmen at Tyndall Air Force Base will be undergoing more realistic air-to-air combat training for the next year or two with the arrival of the F-1 Mirage aircraft unit.Through the partnership, pilots at Tyndall will gain realistic air-to-air combat training.

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