Draken International won a $280 million Adversary Air (ADAIR) II contract to provide adversary air services at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada through December 2023.
Adversary air, or “Red Air”, is training that simulates real-world threat scenarios. As the sole provider of adversary support for the USAF (United States Air Force), Draken’s pilots fly advanced fighter aircraft to simulate non-western tactics against USAF assets.
Draken will provide over 5,600 annual flight hours supporting combat readiness training. These aggressor missions include beyond-visual-range engagements, operational test support, dissimilar air combat maneuvers, offensive and defensive within-visual-range maneuvers and advanced multi-ship tactics.
The company will continue to expand its presence at Nellis AFB with daily flight schedules of 18-24 commercial ADAIR sorties supporting the USAF Weapons School, operational test missions, Red Flag exercises, Formal Training Unit syllabus rides from Luke AFB and combat readiness training missions out of Hill AFB in Utah.