Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), is a government contractor based in Newport News, Virginia, USA. It operates Mk-58 Hawker Hunter, Israeli F-21 Kfir, A-4 Skyhawk, and L-39 Albatros II military aircraft in tactical flight training roles for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Air National Guard. Its main air operations base is at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California. ATAC comprises the world’s largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and we proudly provide the highest-quality live training to Fleets, Squadrons, and Battalions that put their lives on the line every day in the name of Freedom. ATAC was acquired by Textron in 2016 and continues to operate as a subsidiary.
For the last 20 years, Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, or ATAC, has trained Navy, Marine, Air Force and Army air-crews, ship-crews, and Combat Controllers in the air-to-ship, air-to-air, and air-to-ground arenas.The ATAC air fleet includes the following aircraft: 11 Hawker Hunters,
6 IAI F-21 Kfirs, 1 Douglas A-4 Skyhawks, 2 Aero L-39 Albatroses and 63 Dassault Mirage F1s. ATAC has trained the finest warfighters with over 42,000 hours of tactical flying support. ATAC is the only civilian organization approved to train the U.S. Navy’s elite Fighter Weapons School, also known as “TOPGUN”, and is the only civilian organization to train the USAF’s F-22 Raptors.
From Carrier Strike Group training to Red Flag, and from RIMPAC to JTAC training in Europe, ATAC has set the standard for outsourced training and for the level of professionalism that military customers and partners can expect. In an age of budget austerity for countries around the globe, ATAC’s training programs have proven to save hundreds of millions of dollars in training and readiness real costs while extending the life of front-line aircraft assets for US and allied militaries. ATAC is team with partners like NAVAIR, Israel Aerospace Industries and Martin-Baker to make its programs among the safest and most reliable military flying programs in the world.