tactical air support

Tactical Air Service Offerings

Advanced Capabilities & Expert Solutions (ACES)

Tactical Air delivers the most credentialed and combat-seasoned tactical aviation expertise available for Department of Defense and industry customers.

We provide expert solutions:

  • Aviation Expertise
  • Combat Capability
  • Technical Publication Development
  • Training
  • Tactics Development

Tactical Air Consulting

Advanced Capabilities Expertise

Our superior level of operational experience and in-depth expertise sets Tactical Air Support apart and enables delivery of an unmatched level of tactical knowledge to our customers. We provide the most qualified, current, and combat-experienced military aviation experts in the industry. Our consultants are former Strike-Fighter, Electronic Attack and Airborne Early Warning Weapons School Instructors, Test Pilots, FRS Instructors, and Acquisition Professionals. Having served as Training Officers, Weapon School Commanders, Squadron and Wing Commanders, we represent full spectrum levels of experience. Mirroring the mission areas of an operational Fighter Weapons School, we provide the benefits of a cost-effective commercial center-of-excellence.

With our operationally current instructor cadre, we maximize combat capability by providing warfare analysis and assessments, weapon system technical publications, as well as aircrew and academic training services. Tactical Air Support also provides operational test support, subject matter expertise, as well as consultation for tactics development and evaluation across the spectrum from procurement to Fleet introduction. We effectively bridge the gap between warfighters, acquisition professionals, engineers, and industry to optimize combat capability.

Tactical Air Publications

Technical Publication Development, Revision and Maintenance

Our operational and systems expertise gained as Test Pilots, Weapons School Instructors and Acquisition Professionals, combined with long-standing professional relationships with the Warfare Centers of Excellence allows Tactical Air Support to either assist in the development of technical publications or independently develop them for our customers.

We author manuals that establish the technical and tactical baselines for employment of US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force and partner nation tactical fighter weapons, systems, and avionics. We develop the technical information publications for the F-35, F/A-18 (to include the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, Blue Angels), EA-18G, E-2C/D, and KC-130J aircraft and associated weapons and systems. These publications provide the in-depth information that enables Fleet aviators to employ weapons and systems to their fullest design potential.

Tactical Air Training

Tactical Systems Employment Training

The Tactical Air Team is composed of professional training experts that rely upon their experiences as Fighter Weapons School Instructors, Fighter Weapons School graduates, and Fighter Replacement Unit and Fleet Replacement instructors to provide training that mirrors that of the operational centers of excellence.

We provide the latest strike-fighter and airborne electronic attack combat system and mission briefs for aircrew, maintainers, DoD and industry customers. Our lectures and face-to-face training content provide the recipients a thorough understanding of a particular system or capability, allowing them to refine their individual skills through improved system design and Crew-Vehicle Interface (CVI) knowledge. To name a few, our subject matter experts provide fleet training across the following systems: CMN-4, Mode V IFF, Gen 5 radios, DTD/DTU mission data systems, Link-16, TTNT, JTT-R, IRST, and Next Gen Jammer.

Tactical Air’s instructors also deliver weapons-school-caliber training to aircrew. This collective and individualized training provides lectures, briefings, mission planning support, simulator instruction, and flight training on the most recently released Software Configuration Set (SCS), emerging weapon systems and weapon system software updates. Tactical Air Support also supports initial fleet introductory training for the Navy’s latest family of Network Enabled Weapons, providing training and support both ashore and afloat. Network Enabled Weapons training is paired with our newest training curriculum, Crypto University. Crypto U provides both aviators and avionics technicians with a comprehensive education in the mission planning, technical, and operational aspects of crypto and its critical role in mission success.

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Operational Excellence

Operational Test & Tactics Development Support

Tactical Air Support’s experience in assisting DoD Customers in development of fighter aviation tactics and assisting in evaluation is a unique distinction within the industry. Our team provides subject matter expertise and consultation for requirements development, operational test and evaluation support, and full participation during test exercises. We design and manage experiments to gather data and make informed recommendations for future fighter employment tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

Our recent recent F-35 Operational Test support successes include: design of operationally representative tests to evaluate F-35’s ability to meet mission requirements; coordination of F-35 testing with outside agencies; acting as Test Conductors for operational trails; and, significant contributions as members of the trail validation team. Additionally, we have conducted studies on F/A-18 IR Vulnerability, Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS) to Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) Targeting, Link 16 Survivability, H-60 Survivability, Digitally Aided CAS, and published the APG-79 Interim Tactics Guide (ITG).