Tactical Air Support awarded the largest contract in company’s history

Reno, Nevada – July 2022: Tactical Air Support was recently awarded the largest contract in their company’s history. They will upgrade the US Navy/Marine Corps fleet of F-5 Tiger II Adversary aircraft under the ARTEMIS Sole-source contract award. “On behalf of the entire ARTEMIS Team we’re honored to be able to fulfill this work for our US military. I am very proud of all our teammates that worked so hard on something that is so critical to Naval Aviation’s training and readiness. NAVAIR is to be commended for creating an acquisition environment that facilitates innovative and agile solutions for our warfighters. The upgrades associated with the F-5N+ will not only add tactical capabilities, they will also enhance safety and expand the operating environment of the Navy/Marine adversary fleet.” said RC Thompson, Tactical Air’s CEO. Excerpts from the award are below:

Tactical Air Support Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, is awarded a $265,300,000 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides non-recurring engineering, inspection, modification, and block upgrade efforts for 16 F-5E and six F-5F Tiger II aircraft from a Swiss Confederation configuration to a Navy/Marine Corps N+/F+ configuration. Additionally, this contract procures eight block upgrade retrofits to existing fleet aircraft. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida; Emen, Switzerland (plus 15 other states in the US) and is expected to be completed in June 2027.

About Tactical Air Support, Inc.

Tactical Air Support Inc. is a leader in commercial air services, tactical aviation training, and technical advisory services for the US Military and our International partners. Since its inception in 2005, Tactical Air has continuously applied innovative business practices to provide the government and aviation industry with unparalleled, yet affordable commercial air support and tactical consulting. The Tactical Air team brings the industry’s finest cadre of proven leaders and aviators paired with one of the world’s largest fleets of sustainable, safe, and highly upgraded fighter/attack aircraft. Our diverse staff consists of former TOPGUN/Weapons School Instructors and Graduates, Operational Aviators, Test Pilots, Astronauts, Air Battle Managers, and Aviation Maintenance professionals. Headquartered in Lexington Park, Maryland, Tactical Air has additional operating locations in Reno/Stead, NV, Jacksonville, FL, and Virginia Beach, VA. To find out more, please visit: