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Draken International to Provide USAF with Realistic Advanced Combat Training

Draken International, the leading provider of 4th generation tactical flight services, has been awarded the Combat Air Forces (CAF) Adversary Air (ADAIR) contract after successfully providing ADAIR services for the USAF Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base for the past four years. The CAF ADAIR contract, issued by the United States Air Force (USAF), has an estimated value of $6 billion with a total ordering period of up to 5 years.

The purpose of this USAF program is to provide realistic advanced adversary air threats used to support combat readiness training for our CAF warfighters to include Formal Training Units (FTU). The services provided include a comprehensive solution that involve advanced military fighters, aircraft systems support, aircraft maintenance, pilots & maintainers, as well as quality & contract management essential to achieving all program requirements.

Draken A-4 Skyhawk Adversary Support  replicate numerous threat types

Draken A-4 Skyhawk (Draken International image)

The CAF ADAIR contract will include numerous operating locations throughout the United States. Over the course of the current Nellis ADAIR contract, Draken International has provided direct support to over 80% of the potential operating locations identified by ACC including several additional bases not listed on the CAF ADAIR contract. Draken International will operate four types of advanced fighter aircraft in support of this contract, including Mirage F-1s, Cheetahs, A-4 Skyhawks, and L-159 Honey Badgers.

“We are very excited to continue supporting the men and women of the USAF,” stated Sean Gustafson, Vice President of Draken International. “Over the course of four years, we’ve been a part of the Air Force team, creating a service that contributes to combat readiness and ultimately saved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.”

About Draken International
Based in Lakeland, Florida, Draken International has set a new standard in tactical flight support. The company’s fleet of aircraft are used to support various types of military training objectives around the globe, providing a tremendous cost savings over the use of traditional military fighter assets. For additional information, visit