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    A Revolution in
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    A Revolution in
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To get any more realistic,
you’d have to actually engage the enemy.

Textron Airborne Solutions and its ATAC business operate a live-air training company focused on real-world combat situations. Military pilots, ship crews, and ground support forces receive superior training in fighter tactics, carrier strike group defense and air-to-ground strike control. It’s as real – and as thorough – as it gets.

Unparalleled Capability

With over 44,000 training flight hours and 20 years of experience, ATAC has pioneered much of what is now standard in the growing tactical airborne training services industry. And now, this legendary training unit – coupled with Textron’s extensive global reach – makes for an incomparable training resource.

  • Provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force pilots.
  • Only organization certified to train the Navy’s TOPGUN program.
  • Trains using diverse subsonic and supersonic aircraft.
  • Proven ability to procure training aircraft from around the world to fit the requirement.
  • Operates simultaneously across five sites and two continents.
  • Comprises the world’s largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to Squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups.
  • Was the first civilian organization authorized to train the USAF’s F-22 Raptors.

A Readiness Resource for Decreasing Budgets

Outsourcing airborne training services to Textron Airborne Solutions creates significant cost and operational benefits. These include reduced wear-and-tear on existing combat aircraft, the preservation of combat readiness, significant cost savings per flight hour over organic combat aircraft, and, for military pilots, the ability to focus on blue operations, rather than training support.