The USLANTCOM Adversary Tactics Group is based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The purpose of the Aggressor Program is to teach adversarial tactics and provide dissimilar air combat training to USLANTCOM flying units.
The Adversary Tactics Group is composed of the three following aggressor squadrons:
(USAF) 64th Aggressor Squadron - flying the F-16C block 50.
(USN) VFC-13 Fighter Squadron Composite - flying the F/A-18C and the F-5E.
(PMC) Kraken International - flying the Mirage F1 and the MiG-21bis.
The 64th AGRS is operating the F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft, painted in camouflage schemes identical to those observed on Russian-manufactured aircraft. The F-16C is a very capable fighter that offers close flight performance to the MiG-29. Similarly, VFC-13 operates the F-5E to replicate the MiG-21 threat, and the F/A-18C offers some of the qualities of the Su-27 family. Lastly, Kraken International operates the MiG-21 and the Mirage F1 as their capabilities are equivalent to some of the threats our squadrons may face during combat.
The Aggressor roup exists as a resource providing BFM, ACM, and BVR training during USLANTCOM events such as Black Flag and Fighter Weapons School. Aggressors also fly during some squadron weekly training nights (when asked to help as instructors) or during alternate activities to create unique scenarios.
Members who join the Adversary Tactics Group need the right mindset and the right attitude to be beneficial to the group. They bring a new experience and greater immersion to the other pilots. They can act as more realistic adversaries and they can bring new challenges, new possibilities and a new dimension to some of the USLANTCOM missions. If need be, some of the aggressor pilots can act as instructors to train and debrief other members to help them to become more proficient in the air-to-air combat environment.
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