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ATAC Honored with 9th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence
Newport News, VA — June 7, 2022 — Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT), announced today that it has been awarded the 2021 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to the advancement of aviation safety and a commitment to continuous training within the company. “This award is a testament to our culture of professionalism and the caliber of ATAC’s maintenance team,” said Scott Stacy, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “It’s a tremendous privilege to lead a company recognized for the excellence of its aviation maintenance technicians and leaders.” The award marks the ninth consecutive year that ATAC has been a recipient of the FAA’s William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. Fostering a culture of continual learning and technical excellence is second nature to ATAC’s seasoned corps of maintenance professionals.
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ATAC Honored with 8th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence
Newport News, VA — May 6, 2021 — Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT), announced today that it has been awarded the 2020 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to the advancement of aviation safety and a commitment to continuous training across aviation safety, aircraft systems, and both aviation and FAA regulations. “This award is a testament to our culture of professionalism and the caliber of ATAC’s maintenance cadre,” said Scott Stacy, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “It’s a tremendous privilege to lead a company recognized for the excellence of its aviation maintenance technicians and leaders.” The award marks the eighth consecutive year that ATAC has been a recipient of the FAA’s William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. Fostering a culture of continual learning and technical excellence is second
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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) to Deliver up to $441 Million in Contracted Air Services to the U.S. Navy
Newport News, VA — November 9, 2020 — Airborne Tactical AdvantageCompany (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been selected to continue to provide the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with fleet fighter jet training support services under the Fighter Jet Services (FJS) program. ATAC will provide up to 8,500 flight hours per year of fleet support air training services for approximately 5 years under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth up to $441 million. The training will be provided by ATAC’s fleet of Mirage F1, F-21 Kfir, and Mk-58 Hawker Hunter fighter aircraft and is expected to commence in the spring of 2021. “ATAC is proud to continue providing tactical flight training support services to the U.S. Navy and its allies and partners, further cementing the company as the leader in the contracted air services industry. We look forward to adding additional
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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) to Support Eglin Air Force Base with Contracted Adversary Air Training

Newport News, VA — September 29, 2020 —  Airborne Tactical Advantage Company LLC (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been selected to provide Eglin Air Force Base with adversary air live training under the Combat Air Forces (CAF) Contracted Air Support (CAS) program. Under the award, worth up to $92 million, ATAC will provide adversary air live training to F-22 and F-35 pilots at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  The award provides for over 1,100 sorties per year for up to 4.5 years, which will be provided by ATAC’s fleet of Mirage F1 fighter aircraft and is expected to commence by January 2021. The award is the last of an initial round of 6 operating locations (OLs) the Air Force has selected under the CAF CAS program, with the Air Force stating its intention to  eventually contract for such services at up to 22 OLs: 12 for adversary air and 10 for contracted close air support (CCAS).  ATAC has now been

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) to Deliver JTAC Training to Air Force Special Operators

Washington, DC — August 13, 2020 — Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been selected to provide live contract close air support (CCAS) training for Joint Terminal Air Controllers (JTACs) under the U.S. Air Force’s Combat Air Forces Contracted Air Support program. A team flying ATAC’s L-39 Albatros and Valkyrie Aero’s A-27 Tucano aircraft will support Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) JTAC training at numerous bases and locations throughout the continental United States. The contract calls for approximately 900 sorties and more than 1,100 flight hours on tactical ranges annually, with flight operations commencing in the summer of 2020. This is the first CCAS award the Air Force will grant the contracted air services industry for what could be up to 10 locations under the Combat Air Forces Contracted Air Support program. " ATAC is proud to support the training of AFSOC JTACs,

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Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) to Deliver $240 Million in Contracted Air Services to the U.S. Air Force

Newport News, VA — July 27, 2020 —  Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been selected to provide two U.S. Air Force bases with adversary air live training under the Combat Air Forces (CAF) Contracted Air Support (CAS) program. Under the awards, worth up to a combined $240 million, ATAC will provide adversary air live training to pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.  The combined awards provide for over 3,000 sorties per year for up to 4.5 years, which will be provided by ATAC's fleet of Mirage F1 fighter aircraft and are expected to commence by Fall 2020. The awards are part of an initial round of 5 operating locations the Air Force has selected under the CAF CAS program, with the Air Force stating its intention to  contract for such services at up to 22 operating locations: 12 for adversary air and 10 for contracted close air

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Textron’s Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) to Deliver Contracted Air Services to the US Air Force

Washington, DC — October 22, 2019 —  Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its team has been selected as a provider of contracted air services under the U.S. Air Force’s Combat Air Forces (CAF) Contracted Air Support (CAS) program.
The effort will be led by ATAC and includes the team from Valkyrie Aero, LLC, a Valkyrie Defense Company.  They will deliver full-service commercial Adversary Air (ADAIR) and Contracted Close Air Support (CCAS) sorties with ATAC’s F1 Mirage and L-39 Albatros fighter aircraft, and Valkyrie’s A-27 Tucano trainer aircraft.  This Multi-Award Contract allows ATAC to compete for subsequent Task Orders at 22 operating locations, 12 for adversary air and 10 for contracted close air support. ATAC is the global leader of tactical airborne training, having pioneered much of what are now contracted air services industry standards with a fleet of over 90 aircraft, 57,000 flight hours,

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ATAC Selected as Provider of Mission-Representative JTAC Training for Naval TACT Program
Washington, DC — May 1, 2019 — Textron Airborne Solutions, a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), today announced its Airborne Tactical Advantage Company subsidiary (ATAC) has been selected as a provider of contracted air services under the U.S. Navy’s Terminal Attack Controller Trainer (TACT) program. Training provided under the IDIQ contract will be led by ATAC and includes a team comprising Textron Aviation Defense and Valkyrie Defense, LLC’s family of companies. They will deliver contracted live-air training to Forward Air Controllers (FACs), Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), and Forward Air Controllers (Airborne) on ATAC’s L-39 Albatros, Textron Aviation Defense’s Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light attack and armed reconnaissance aircraft, and Valkyrie’s A-27 Tucanos. “TACT is a marked increase in both the quality and quantity of JTAC training services demanded by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. ATAC’s world-class team is pleased to provide the most mission-representative
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Mirage F1 Aircraft
ATAC begins taking delivery of world’s largest private Mirage F1 fleet

ATAC's first two Mirage F1 aircraft were recently delivered to the company’s Adversary Center of Excellence (ATAC-ACE) at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas. Since then, a steady stream of the sophisticated Mirage F1 aircraft – 13 to date – have arrived in the U.S. with additional deliveries planned throughout 2018.