The U.S. Navy has awarded an F-5 modernization contract to the US-based firm, Tactical Air Assist (Tactical Air). RUAG will tackle upkeep work on 22 F-5 plane and their engines, as a subcontractor. The venture is a complete modification program and contains, amongst different issues, a cockpit and radar improve developed by Tactical Air Assist. The contract additionally contains numerous upkeep work on F-5 plane and their engines. For this goal, the US Navy awarded a corresponding contract to Tactical Air in early July. As a subcontractor for Tactical Air, RUAG will probably be answerable for particular MRO companies on 22 F-5 airframes in addition to for the overhaul of 44 J-85 engines. The US Navy acquired the plane from the Swiss Air Pressure simply over two years in the past.

“RUAG has constructed the connection with Tactical Air Assist via steady trade over current years. I’m more than happy that the efforts and perseverance have paid off. With this contract, we’re laying the inspiration for a mutually worthwhile partnership that may be additional expanded,” says Philippe Erni, Vice President Advertising and marketing & Gross sales.


“This contract marks an essential milestone for RUAG: it provides us the flexibility to protect our distinctive competence with regard to the F-5, which is significant to our core enterprise, thus permitting us to make our contribution to sovereign safety for Switzerland. It additionally strengthens our place on the worldwide market,” emphasised Thomas Kipfer, Senior Vice President of the Air Enterprise Space.

Tactical Air is a civilian firm that gives “pink air” plane for tactical aviation coaching and technical advisory companies to its prospects, which embody the U.S. Air Pressure, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Tactical Air intends to serve worldwide prospects as nicely. Tactical Air Assist, Inc. (Tactical Air) is an American protection contractor headquartered in Reno, Nevada at Reno-Stead Airport. Virtually all of its workers are former fighter weapons faculty and operational commanders, instructors, and/or take a look at pilots specializing in superior tactical air help. Tactical Air gives consulting and industrial air companies to U.S. and allied forces in a way much like the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Middle (NSAWC) and the USAF Weapons College. TacAir World, LLC, an entirely owned subsidiary of Tactical Air Assist, Inc., focuses on worldwide coaching.

RUAG Holding (initially Rüstungs Unternehmen Aktiengesellschaft; Joint Inventory Defence Firm) is a Swiss firm specialising in aerospace engineering and the defence trade. Its headquarters are situated in Bern, whereas it additionally has quite a few manufacturing websites in Switzerland (Nyon, Aigle, Thun, Bern, Emmen, Altdorf, Zürich and Interlaken), Germany (Oberpfaffenhofen, Hamburg Wedel and Fürth), Sweden (Gothenburg, Linköping and Åmotfors), Hungary (Sirok, Eger), Austria (Vienna, Berndorf) and United States (Tampa and Titusville), and gross sales corporations in Australia, UK, France, Belgium, Brazil and Malaysia. As know-how companion of the Swiss Armed Forces, the corporate meet army necessities each single day.