Prime Aces Corp., a number one supplier of superior adversary coaching, immediately introduced the profitable preliminary take a look at flight of its F-16 Superior Aggressor Fighter (F-16 AAF) outfitted with its proprietary Superior Aggressor Mission System (AAMS). This refined expertise permits Prime Aces’ plane to copy probably the most superior capabilities of up to date air-to-air fight opponents. With the completion of the primary take a look at flight, the F-16 AAF will now execute a sequence of strong operational take a look at actions in preparation for its entry into service with the US Air Power. The AAMS represents 4 years of analysis and improvement work by Prime Aces engineers and expertise associate Coherent Technical Companies, Inc. (CTSi) of Lexington Park, MD. Final yr, the AAMS was licensed to be used on Prime Aces’ fleet of A-4N Skyhawks and is at the moment in service with the German Armed Forces and different European clients for superior airborne coaching. Now this identical federated mission system has been put in on Prime Aces’ F-16A plane by M7 Aerospace of San Antonio, TX, an Elbit Methods of America firm skilled in plane Upkeep, Restore and Overhaul (MRO).

“While you mix the ability and avionics of the F-16 with the AAMS, it offers probably the most real looking and cost-effective coaching answer out there to pilots flying fifth-generation fighters, such because the F-22 or F-35. Because of the plug-and-play nature of our AAMS, it additionally permits for the addition of recent and rising sensors nicely into the long run, which offers the flexibleness to improve our F-16s and meet the wants of the Air Power for years to return”, says Russ Quinn, President, Prime Aces Corp., a 26-year USAF veteran and former Aggressor pilot with greater than 3,300 F-16 flight hours.


Prime Aces Completes First Flight of Its F-16 Superior Aggressor Fighter (F-16 AAF)

Powered by an open system structure, AAMS permits the fast integration of sensors and features {that a} buyer needs to make use of to enhance their air fight readiness. For instance, immediately the system is fielded with:
Energetic Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) air-to-air radar;
Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (HMCS);
Tactical datalink communications between plane and different entities;
Infrared Search and Observe (IRST) methods;
Excessive Constancy Weapon Simulation permitting correct replication of adversary ways;
Superior Digital Assault pod employment and passive RF detection capabilities; and
An array of tactical features coordinating the above methods to offer a spectrum of real looking adversary results.

Prime Aces offers superior adversary (“pink air”) and joint terminal assault controller (JTAC) coaching to the world’s main air forces. It has the most important fleet of commercially operated fighter plane in lively service and is the primary firm on this planet to accumulate the supersonic F-16. Prime Aces’ mission-critical coaching enhances the operational readiness of fight forces by offering real-world expertise, whereas creating important price efficiencies and lengthening the lifecycle of army fleets. Prime Aces plans to improve the vast majority of its F-16 fleet with the ground-breaking AAMS expertise inside the subsequent yr.

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Prime Aces Completes First Flight of Its F-16 Superior Aggressor Fighter (F-16 AAF)