TacAir News and Views

Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team Support

TacAir recently passed the two-year mark for its work supporting the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Operational Test Team (JOTT) at Edwards AFB, CA.  TacAir’s team of fighter tactics Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) has grown from two in August 2014 to the current team of five SMEs, all of whom have been placed in leadership roles for conducting Operational Test (OT) of the F-35 Lightning II
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TacAir receives State Department Approval for Jordanian F-5 Purchase

Nevada based Tactical Air Support, Inc. (TacAir), has received U.S. State Department approval of their contract to purchase 21 Royal Jordanian Air Force F-5E/F aircraft, to include all remaining parts, Support Equipment and engines. The aircraft are slated for upgrades and are intended to support U.S. Navy and Air Force adversary contracts over the coming months.TacAir currently owns and operates 5
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TacAir takes JSOW C-1 Lead in VALIANT SHIELD 2016

TacAir JSOW Project Managers "Retch" and "TSU" recently participated in exercise VALIANT SHIELD 2016 in the western pacific, where they were the overall leads for JSOW C-1 integration with CVW-5 and the P-3 LSRS community. The exercise was a huge success for PMA-201 as it represented the first Fleet operational end-to-end employment of Network Enabled Weapons.  A link to NAVAIR¹s
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F-5 Aircraft Parts Sales

With over 50 J-85-CAN15 engines and over $30M in CF-5 parts, TacAir has branched out into the business of domestic and international aircraft and engine parts sales. We have teamed with JDS, Inc. who handles our warehousing and parts ordering and shipping. Our 9000 line items of CF-5 parts are 100% compatible with other Canadair-built F-5s, over 90% compatible with F-5A/B series aircraft, and
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Royal Air Force of Oman F-16 Training

TacAir recently began a contract to provide a F-16 Pilot Instructor training program to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). Two TacAir F-16 instructor pilots, both former Weapons School Instructors,  and one TacAir Training Program Manager are currently working directly with 18th and 20th Squadrons at Thumrait Airfield, Oman.  Our training experts are developing and implementing
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The Navy and TacAir Team Up for First Network Enabled Weapon (JSOW C-1) Fleet Integration

Tactical Air Support, Inc. is teaming with the Navy in the development and integration of the Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW) C-1 weapon system, the Navy’s first Network Enabled Weapon (NEW).  The complexity of integrating the new technology along with a desire for more complete and streamlined end-to-end aircrew and maintenance training resulted in the Navy’s desire to bring in “outside”
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10th Anniversary Celebration

The TacAir Team gathered at Reno-Stead Airport Hangar on Thursday, September 10th in celebration of the TacAir Tenth Anniversary. The festivities included a western BBQ, the telling (and re-telling) of sea stories, massive amounts of camaraderie, and the promotion of six TacAir Teammates. Many TacAir teammates were recognized for their outstanding work and continued success. The gathering was
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TacAir Celebrates it's Ten Year Anniversary

TacAir is proud to announce that 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of the company. Since inception in 2005, TacAir has utilized innovative business practices to provide our government, partner nations, and industry customers the best value product. Instead of offering a single solution to meet a wide variety of training requirements, we believe it is more cost effective to match the appropriate support
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WINN Team Receives the PEO(T) Spotlight Award for DEC 2014

Program Executive Officer, Tactical Programs (PEO(T)), RADM “BD” Gaddis,  recently presented the Spotlight Award for Dec 2014 to the WINN team, of which TacAir is a member. During FY14, the WINN team completed the NATIP manuals for the F/A-18 and E/A-18G. These documents are composed of 14,831 pages, 157 chapters and 26 appendices. The WINN team raised the bar on performance in FY14 by publishing
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TacAir Providing Cost-Effective Live Commercial CAS

TacAir SF-260TP Loading for Live CAS SortieTactical Air Support, Inc. (TacAir) is one of a very small group of commercial air service providers now delivering light inert ordnance for DoD Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training.  We currently use the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and the Marchetti SF-260TP (pictured above). The SF-260TP provides an extremely cost-effective live CAS platform,
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