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I/ITSEC 2016: US GEARS UP FOR RED AIR ADVERSARY PROCUREMENTS
Date: November 21, 2016

The US Air Force and US Navy are both due to issue requirement documents in January for the provision of live red air aggressor training services.

Shephard understands that likely respondents include Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of Textron Airborne Solutions; Draken International; and Discovery Air Defence Services, a subsidiary of Discovery Air.

The US Navy is likely to be first to award a contract. Its requirement includes the provision of improved adversary training at its Top Gun school at NAS Fallon in Nevada.

Although the number of hours to be flown each year are yet to be determined, industry sources indicate that it is likely to be between 2,000 to 3,000.
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TEXTRON ESTABLISHES NEW BUSINESS FOCUSED ON LIVE AIR TRAINING
Date: July 18, 2016

Textron has established a new business focused on live air training called Textron Airborne Solutions, which includes the recently acquired Airborne Tactical Advantage Company.

In a call with reporters this week, Russ Bartlett, chief executive of the new unit, said the company saw a growing need within the military to outsource types of training it used to handle itself.

The ATAC business, purchased earlier this year, is focused on training military pilots, ship crews and ground support forces in fighter tactics, carrier strike group defense and air-to-ground strike control, Textron said. The company in its announcement contended that outsourced services result in reduced wear and tear on combat aircraft as well as cost savings.
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FARNBOROUGH 2016: TEXTRON LAUNCHES AIR TRAINING BUSINESS
Date: July 12, 2016

US company Textron launched a new division on 8 July focused on developing a live air training business.

Called Textron Airborne Solutions, the new entity will build on the capabilities of Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), which was acquired earlier this year by Textron and which has already provided more than 44,000 training flight hours to the US military over the past 20 years.
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NAVY STRIKE FIGHTER FATIGUE EASED BY OUTSOURCED ADVERSARY SERVICES, COMPANY SAYS
Date: July 18, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. Commercially provided aircraft acting as the enemy during training with U.S. military aircraft is helping ease the strain on Navy F/A-18 strike fighters that typically would fly in that role, said the chief executive officer (CEO) of a company that provides adversary flight services.

Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. (ATAC), based in Newport News, Va., flies a fleet of company-owned or leased tactical jets to simulate dissimilar enemy aircraft in aerial combat exercises with pilots of the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. The company was acquired in early July by Textron Inc.'s new Textron Airborne Solutions company.
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HAVE JET, WILL TRAVEL: TRAINING F-35S VS. 1950'S FIGHTERS
Date: July 18, 2016

The Air Force has too few pilots. The Navy has too few planes. Textron has a solution: outsource to us.

No, the defense contractor isn't proposing privatized air wars. It's suggesting that military training make greater use of privately owned aircraft as the "enemy" in mock dogfights. The leader in this field, at least in the US, is the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), recently acquired by Textron after 20 years in business.
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TEXTRON, ATAC TO OFFER LIVE FLIGHT TRAINING
Date: July 12, 2016
Textron has entered the live flight-training market in a bid to grab what could become a multibillion-dollar market over the coming decade.

The company launched its Textron Airborne Solutions division at the Royal International Air Tattoo on July 8 following its takeover of long-established live air-training operator Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) earlier this year.

ATAC parented the idea using civilian-operated fast jets to support military flight training back in the late 1990s.
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TEXTRON SEES GROWING DEMAND FOR AIR COMBAT TRAINING SERVICES
Date: July 8, 2016
U.S. group Textron Inc is launching a new company on Friday that will use its private fleet of older fighter jets and experienced former military pilots to provide combat training for U.S. military forces, the head of the new unit told Reuters.

RAF FAIRFORD, England U.S. group Textron Inc is launching a new company on Friday that will use its private fleet of older fighter jets and experienced former military pilots to provide combat training for U.S. military forces, the head of the new unit told Reuters.
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ON THE ATAC! LEGACY FIGHTERS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF WARFARE
Date: May 18, 2016
With nearby Joint Base Langley-Eustis hosting its airshow in late April, Aviation Week took the opportunity to visit ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) based at nearby Newport News Airport in Virginia. ATAC provides live airborne training to the US Navy, Marines, Army, controllers, ships... just about any U.S. government organization that needs to practice aerial warfare. The company started in the mid-1990s with two Saab Drakens, formerly operated by the Royal Danish Air Force.
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ITEC 2016: ATAC SUPPLIES LIVE AIR FOR USN
Date: May 11, 2016
Increasingly, governments are turning to service companies to provide military training services. In the US, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company LLC (ATAC), an operating unit of Textron, has been awarded a further contract as part of the US Navy's Contracted Air Services (CAS) programme.
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LARGE FORCE EXERCISE TESTS SOFTWARE, RANGE
Date: May 4, 2016
For two weeks, the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of Southern California echoed with the sound of jets as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 took over the airspace with a Large Force Exercise intended to test and validate new software configuration sets for the F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft series April 18-29.
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ADMIRAL TIMOTHY J. KEATING, USN (RET) JOINS ATAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Date: July 13, 2015
Retired Admiral Timothy Keating has joined the Board of Directors at ATAC, the US leader in outsourced tactical aviation services. During his Navy career, Admiral Keating served as commander of Carrier Group Five, the U.S. 5th Fleet, the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, and U.S. Pacific Command retiring in 2009 after over 38 years of service. Admiral Keating will work with other senior military leaders on the board such as General Gregory "Speedy" Martin, USAF (Ret) to continue ATAC's development in tactical aviation training.
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NORTHERN EDGE
Date: July 6, 2015
ATAC recently supported Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2015 from Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska from 9 JUN – 27 JUN. Exercise NORTHERN EDGE is Alaska's premier military joint training exercise, including over 150 aircraft and multiple ships at sea. This year's exercise focused on advanced employment of US tactics as well as the research and development of cutting edge technologies in a robust threat environment.

Alaskan Command's (ALCOM) expansive training ranges facilitated the exercise to be conducted in the most realistic environment possible. NORTHERN EDGE operations were conducted within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which includes more than 60,000 square miles (155,399.29 square kilometers) of air space, and the Gulf of Alaska, which encompasses 50,000 square miles (129,499.40 square kilometers) of air and sea space. The vast range expanses allowed friendly and simulated enemy forces (including ATAC) to perform their mission relatively unconstrained, most closely simulating actual combat.

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ATAC INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP WITH US NAVY CONTINUES THROUGH 2020

Date: May 18, 2015
ATAC, a private company comprising the world's only operational corporate fleet of 25 supersonic fighter and attack aircraft plus 30 highly-qualified, former US military fighter instructor pilots, has been awarded a five-year, 20,000 flight-hour contract to provide live airborne adversary training, pilot training and threat simulation to address operational Fleet training requirements for the U.S. Navy. The Contract Air Services program, administered by Naval Air Systems Command, provides contractor-owned and operated aircraft to train ship-board and airborne weapon systems operators on fighter aircraft operation and employment, countering potential enemy airborne threats, and electronic warfare / electronic attack operations.
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ATAC AWARDED THE WILLIAM BILL O'BRIAN DIAMOND AWARD FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
Date: May 8, 2015
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 19 years has been awarded the William Bill O'Brian Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for maintenance excellence for the second year in a row.
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SETTING A FUTURE COURSE
Date: March 27, 2015
By Heather B. Hayes
...According to VEDP, the average Virginia defense contractor gets 68 percent of its revenues from U.S. defense agencies. "It's simply not diverse enough to be a good business model," Grossman says.

Most companies have long recognized their vulnerability to budget cuts, but they haven't had the funds, time or resources to pursue new revenue sources, especially overseas.

GGDI has helped companies overcome that hurdle, says Matt "Race" Bannon, director of strategy and marketing for Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. (ATAC), a Newport News-based contractor that provides supersonic aircraft training and exercises to the Pentagon.

"We have such a narrow niche focus, and we knew that we had to go international if we wanted to expand our business base, so this program allowed us to go exactly where we already wanted to go with our strategic plan," Bannon says.
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CIVILIAN COMPANY AMONG LIST OF FIGHTERS IN JACKSONVILLE SKIES FOR NAVY TRAINING EXERCISE
Date: January 29, 2015
By Clifford Davis
Many of the fighter planes Jacksonville residents have heard roaring through the skies aren't Navy planes.

In fact, they're not even military. They are Cold War-era fighters flown by a civilian company with ex-military pilots known as ATAC, or Airborne Tactical Advantage Company.

The U.S. military hires the firm to act as opposition forces for training exercises like the Navy is currently holding off the coast of Jacksonville.

"They're very competent and I know almost all of them," said Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, commanding officer of Carrier Strike Group 12. "The vast majority of them are retired Navy and Air Force.
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GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE ANNOUNCES ADMINISTRATION APPOINTMENTS
Date: October 10, 2014
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe's administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. Matt Bannon was appointed a seat on the Aerospace Advisory Council.
• Matt "Race" Bannon of Virginia Beach, Director, Strategy & Marketing, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC)
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LOCALLY, DEFENSE FIRMS ARE THINKING GLOBAL
Date: October 4, 2014
By Hugh Lessig
When a Chesapeake defense contractor sought business overseas, it found a willing audience for its line of equipment for first responders. The next task was a bit more daunting: Translating its highly technical training manuals into Polish.

In Newport News, a firm that plays "bad guys" during U.S. Navy training exercises decided to seek international clients. As former U.S. fighter pilots, they could get around just about anything. But when it came to State Department rules, they welcomed assistance in navigation.

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ATAC FIGHTER PILOT JOHN "MARKET" BURCH HITS 2,000 HOURS IN F-21 KFIR
Date: August 25, 2014
ATAC, By Mr. Matt Bannon (Director of Marketing)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 18 years congratulates Mr. John "Market" Burch on his unprecedented achievement in accumulating over 2,000 flight hours flying the F-21 Kfir. ATAC is the only non-military organization flying the F-21 Kfir which was originally built by Israel Aircraft Industries for the Israeli Air Force.
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ATAC RECEIVES WILLIAM BILL O'BRIAN DIAMOND AWARD
Company Provides Commercial Air Services Supporting Airborne Fighter Requirements for DoD
Date: March 14, 2014
ATAC, By Mr. Matt Bannon (Director of Marketing)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for over 18 years has been awarded the William Bill O'Brian Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for maintenance excellence. Mr. Duane Hunter the Manager of the Richmond Virginia Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) along with Mr. Michael McAllister presented the prestigious award to ATAC's Director of Maintenance, Mr. Rich Musselman and his team of maintenance professionals.
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FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER, SOLDIER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE
Date: January 17, 2014
By Kelley Stirling, NAS Oceana Public Affairs Officer

Rocky Bleier is best known for his time playing football for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1970s when the team was on a winning streak. But it wasn't always like that.

On Jan. 8, Bleier visited the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Officer's Club and shared his philosophy on how he was successful with the team and ultimately, how the team was successful. Bleier drew many laughs from the audience, consisting mostly of aviators and football fans, as he talked about both his individual and the team's successes and setbacks. The audience was in awe when he pulled three Super Bowl rings from his pocket and added them to his fingers, next to the Super Bowl XIII ring he wears all the time.

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ATAC FIGHTER TRAINING WITH ROKAF/7AF IN "MAX THUNDER 13-2"
Date: December 11, 2013
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) recently completed a first-ever two-week detachment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, home of the United States Air Force's 8th Fighter Wing. As a guest player of MAG-12, ATAC deployed two Hawker Mk-58 Hunter aircraft from their home base at NAS Atsugi, Japan, providing adversary support in multiple Large Force Exercises (LFEs) as part of the Joint ROKAF/7AF Exercise MAX THUNDER 13-2.
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BUSH STRIKE GROUP BEGINS COMPTUEX
Date: November 26, 2013
By MCSN Robert Burck
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Public Affairs
The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 departed Norfolk Nov. 20 to begin Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) – a series of training exercises designed to certify that the carrier strike group is "deployment-ready" by testing its ability to react to real-world scenarios and perform as an integral unit.

Commander, Strike Force T0raining Atlantic (CSFTL) is evaluating CSG2 on how well they perform during simulated surface and sub-surface threats and ship movements such as transiting a strait in hostile waters.
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ATAC BRINGS THE HEAT: PREMIER PRIVATE AGGRESSORS NOW FLYING WITH THE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER
Date: November 21, 2013
AviationIntel.com
The Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, otherwise known as ATAC, has made another large leap in the commercial adversary support marketplace with the addition of the captive training AIM-9M Sidewinder to their fleet's quiver.

In the past, ATAC pilots would only be able to attempt a 180' turn after the merge when training against fleet aircraft. Only if they found themselves in the very heart of an infra-red missile shot envelope could they "call" a shot/kill. Such limitations, along with the fact that they are flying aircraft designed in the 1950s, left the already highly disadvantaged Kfir pilot in a fairly futile battle, especially against aircraft sporting fly by wire controls, high thrust to weight ratios, and even worse, helmet mounted cueing systems and high-off bore-sight capable AIM-9Xs. Basically, ATAC Kfirs, although packing a lot of electronic warfare capability around at very high speed, was relegated to mimicking a 1960's level of within visual range air to air engagement technology. Now that they are cleared to carry a captive training AIM-9M they can represent a much more prevalent and capable threat, one that is capable of all aspect IR missile engagements, including "face shots," which occur before or at the merge.
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ATAC BEGINS FLYING WITH AIM-9 CAPTIVE AIR TRAINING MISSILE (CATM) IN SUPPORT OF TOPGUN UPGRADE TRAINING
Date: November 13, 2013
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for 16 years, recently completed the final DOD certification enabling the carriage of AIM-9 captive air training missiles(CATM). Another first for ATAC and the industry of outsourced military training, the ability to fly with AIM-9 CATMs allows ATAC to better simulate adversary aircraft in the dynamic air-to-air arena. "Previously, there was no way for us to confirm friendly fighter execution of proper infra-red missile defense (IRMD) as they approached the merge. With this capability ATAC has generated a more realistic IR threat simulation, with enhanced shot validation, which can better serve the DOD in support of it's training objectives," says Scott "Brillo" Stacy, Chief Operating Officer at ATAC.
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ATAC PARTNERS TO SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH
Date: July 1, 2013
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) recently partnered with the Jordan Paganelli Sarcoma Foundation to sponsor the 3rd Annual "JRock-n-Run" cancer fundraising event in Southern Maryland. The event was held on Saturday, 29 June 2013 in honor of Jordan Paganelli—the son of ATAC pilot John Paganelli—who lost a 23-month battle with a rare, aggressive form of cancer called Aveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Jordan died peacefully at home in his parents' arms on the 9th of November 2009—just 5 days prior to his 18th birthday.
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ATAC SAVES THE USN ITS 500-MILLIONTH DOLLAR
Date: May 13, 2013
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) recently saved the US Navy the equivalent of its 500-millionth dollar, as a result of ongoing and expanding contracts with the USN since ATAC's inception in 2004. By supplanting the Navy's more expensive F-18 "Hornet" in specific training scenarios with ATACs fleet of lower-cost civilian fighters that satisfy the USN's demanding training requirements, ATAC saves the USN over $16,000 per flight hour (2012 dollars).
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ATAC REACHES 30,000 FLIGHT HOURS OF DoD SUPPORT
Date: May 13, 2013
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) recently surpassed 30,000 flight hours supporting tactical training of US Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy pilots and shipborne personnel. Surpassing this milestone underscores the value ATAC provides its two primary contract customers, the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. As military training budgets shrink, or stagnate, creative senior leaders within the Armed Forces are increasingly recognizing the value ATAC brings to their training programs, by performing critical non-combat and non-deployable tasks that are nonetheless necessary to do train their warfighters. ATAC's fleet of aircraft and expert operators serve to extend the service life of 4th generation tactical aircraft, which would otherwise perform the adversary-surrogate mission at great cost but little operational benefit. ATAC is the industry leader in contracted/commercial air services (CCAS).
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ATAC RECENTLY EXPANDED ITS EXPERIENCED CADRE OF PROFESSIONAL PILOTS BY ADDING THREE MORE FULL-TIME POSITIONS
Date: Feb 15, 2013
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Marketing)
Kenneth "BITS" Koelbl (USN, retired) and David "Spock" Youtsey (USAF, retired) bring their expertise respectively to our Newport News Headquarters Training, and Business Development branches. Additionally, Matthew "Yort" Pearce, (USNR) joins our West Coast Operations branch. "BITS" and "Yort" bring a wealth of F-18 fleet combat experience, and F-5N adversary savvy. Both are USN Top Gun graduates. Yort has so far provided 20 years of service to his country, flying F-18s in ten different USMC squadrons, then T-6s as an exchange officer with the USAF, before joining the USNR where he currently instructs in the F-5N. BITS recently retired after providing 20 years of honorable and faithful service to the US Navy flying the F-18A-F as a CAG Landing Signals Officer and FRS Instructor and the F-5 Tiger II as a Top Gun Adversary Instructor pilot. Spock amassed over 3,500 hours in the F-16 over his 25 year USAF career prior to joining ATAC. His pedigree includes a patch from the USAF's F-16 Weapons Instructor Course (Fighter Weapons School), an award winning stint in the USAF Operational Test and Evaluation community, and command of an expeditionary operations group.
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SPECIAL AIRCRAFT TEST DEFENSES OF CARRIER STRIKE GROUP
USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group COMPTUEX
Date: January 30, 2013
Clark Pierce Editor of JaxAirNews.Jacksonville.com
A six-plane detachment of F/A-18A+ Hornets from Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 12, along with a six-plane detachment operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a two-plane detachment from L-3, and a two-plane detachment from Phoenix Air are operating from NAS Jacksonville to provide "adversary threat training" for the Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Strike Group that is currently underway in the Atlantic for its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
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JOHN C. STENNIS CARRIER STRIKE GROUP PREPARES FOR EARLY DEPLOYMENT;
ATAC TASKED WITH PREPARATION
Date: Oct 17, 2012
PR Newswire - site
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Business Development)
Heightened tensions overseas required the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to deploy 4 months early to the Central Command Area of Responsibility (CENTCOM AOR). With the Navy's dedicated adversary assets supporting other requirements, the Navy called upon Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) to provide 100% of the tactical "red air" needed to prepare the CSG for its mission overseas. Due to an increased demand for adversary air support coupled with JCSCSG's accelerated timeline, ATAC completed the final certification exercise for Carrier Strike Group 3 and Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9) during the two-week exercise. As the sole Tactical Adversary Air Support, ATAC provided eight tactical aircraft consisting of 4 Mk-58 Hawker Hunters and 4 F-21 Kfirs, all equipped with state-of-the-art Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment, to the Strike Group.
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FMR F-15 AFWS INSTRUCTOR NAMED AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT ATAC
Company Provides Commercial Air Services supporting Airborne Fighter Requirements for DoD
Date: April 1, 2012
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Business Development)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for 16 years, is proud to announce the naming of Scott "Brillo" Stacy as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). A retired Colonel with over 24 years of service with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard and Mr. Stacy left as a Command pilot with over 4,000 flight hours. A graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, he served with the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron, the USAF Fighter Weapons School F-15 Division. Upon transfer to the Air National Guard he was commander of the 125th Maintenance Group and retired as the 125th Fighter Wing Commander.
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USAFE SELECTS ATAC FOR JTAC SUPPORT CONTRACT IN EUROPE
Date: September 29, 2011
PR Newswire - site
(TAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) has selected ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company) to win a heavily competed Joint Terminal Attack Controller contract in Germany. ATAC, the U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for 16 years, has been awarded the flying contract for Close Air Support (CAS) Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training in support of USAFE, Warrior Preparation Center (WPC), and Air Ground Operations School (AGOS). Flying will be conducted primarily in Germany over the course of the 4-year contract.
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US MARINE CORPS SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYS CONTRACTED
AIR TO GROUND TRAINING CAPABILITY
Date: June 7, 2011
PR Newswire - site
[US Marine Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) cleared a flight of civilian A-4 Skyhawks to drop inert, practice ordnance on a USMC target range on May 27th. JTACs controlled the pilots and A-4 Skyhawks of Airborne Tactical Advantage, Co., known as ATAC, the US Navy's tactical aircraft training provider. ATAC, the US industry leader in DoD airborne tactical services, is the first civilian company cleared to employ Mk-76 inert training munitions in support of DoD JTAC training.
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ATAC REACHES 20,000 FLIGHT HOURS OF US NAVY SUPPORT
Date: December 15, 2010
PR Newswire - site
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company), has surpassed the 20,000 flight hours milestone training U.S. Military forces. The U.S. leader in outsourced tactical airborne services for 16 years, ATAC provides tactical air services for the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Air Force across a wide variety of threat replication and tactical aircraft training requirements. ATAC was recently awarded a $43 million follow-on contract from the Navy.
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PRIVATE COMPANY GIVES MILITARY PILOTS THE CHANCE TO PRACTICE
WITH OUTSIDE FLIERS
Date: December 12, 2009
VCStar.com, By Scott Hadly
Jeff Parker isn't a bad guy, he just plays one in aerial combat training. The 44-year-old pilot is the CEO and president of ATAC, Aerial Tactical Advantage Co., a private business with its own squadron of mostly retired Navy and Air Force pilots, many of whom are former Top Gun fliers.
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ATAC YELLOWSHEET
Date: August 23, 2009
ATAC, By Matt Bannon (Director of Public Relations)
[AIC] "Mustang has single group, Peak 230,95, 40,000, hot, hostile."
"Showtime 21 targeting single group."
"Showtime 21, Fox 3, Peak 230 for 80."
"Showtime 21, music, shots trashed"
"Showtimes, out left"
"[AIC] "Showtime 21, threat BRA 250, 15, hot, hostile"
The above scenario is not an enviable position for any fighter pilot, but this is training. And because it's training, the experience gained here could save a pilot's life and preserve valuable fighter aircraft in a real-world, hostile scenario.
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