Top Aces awarded contract to provide adversary air training to German Armed Forces

Top Aces contract training Germany
Top Aces F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Canadian private defense contractor recently added the F-16 to its fleet through the purchase of former Israeli Air Force fighters.

On April 26, Canadian private defense contractor Top Aces announced that they have been awarded a contract to provide fast adversary air training services to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) starting January 1, 2022. Operating out of the Wittmundhafen Air Base, Germany, Top Aces has been providing advanced airborne training to the Bundeswehr for the past 6 years and plans to invest over $100M CAD in furtherance of the new contract.

“As Germany’s trusted partner, we’re delighted to continue training its combat forces well into the future,” said Rolf Brandt, Senior Program Manager – German Operations at Top Aces. “In support of the growing program, we plan to increase our staffing levels in Germany, adding more than 20 highly skilled employment opportunities to the local economy.”

Top Aces said they are introducing new advanced features that will raise the bar for the adversary air industry. Beginning in 2017, Top Aces has made significant investments in R&D to develop a proprietary Advanced Aggressor Mission System (AAMS) that allows for the use of state-of-the-art Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and Infrared Search-and-Track (IRST) systems on a variety of aircraft types including Top Aces’ A-4N Skyhawk and F-16 Fighting Falcon. 

The AAMS is a revolutionary new technology that allows its aircraft to simulate the most advanced capabilities of modern-day opponents in air-to-air combat. Flight testing and certification of the AAMS on Top Aces’ A-4N Skyhawk have been completed, enabling the Company to begin delivering AAMS missions to Germany and to demonstrate this capability to potential customers in North America and Europe.

Top Aces plans to export its technology and expand its footprint in the UK and throughout Europe to foster growth in the region. “With both commercial and military airworthiness certifications on our international fleets of aircraft – meeting the most rigorous standards for ex-military aircraft in the world – Top Aces is uniquely positioned to serve the adversary air market worldwide,” said Didier Toussaint, Top Aces’ Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to continue offering best in-class service to the next generation of combat leaders across the globe.”

Source: Top Aces

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