Tactical Air Support F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) Fighter
Tactical Air Support F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) Fighter

Tactical Air Support Awards L3Harris to Upgrade F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) Fighters

Tactical Air Support has selected L3Harris Technologies to upgrade its advanced tactical aircraft with sensor and system capabilities on par with current Department of U.S. Defense 4th-generation fighter aircraft. L3Harris will provide GH-4001 Electronic Standby Instruments and Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems (TACAN+), empowering pilots to meet mission-critical obligations through enhanced situational awareness and advanced flight data for maximum safety and efficiency. The TACAN+ uniquely features two automatically enabled air-to-air transmit-receive modes, providing seamless and enhanced tactical proficiency and multiple mission capabilities, permitting aircraft to track a ‘lead’ aircraft across a wide range of flying scenarios, down to a minimum closest follower distance of 20 meters.

“Innovation and pilot situational awareness are the utmost focus at L3Harris Commercial Aviation and why our GH-4001 and TACAN+ products are recommended for military missions,” said Alan Crawford, President, L3Harris Commercial Aviation. “Tactical Air’s selection of these products as a center of excellence enables pilots to experience real-world scenarios using world-class products.”

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GH-4001 Electronic Standby Instruments Systems (ESIS)
GH-4001 Electronic Standby Instruments Systems (ESIS)

By leveraging the next generation of standby technology, the GH-4001 provides sensor and system capabilities specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of high-performance military aircraft and maximum safety, with the flexibility to configure the units for single and tandem pilot aircraft. The L3Harris selection enables Tactical Air Support to evolve their F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) fleet into an advanced tactical aircraft with sensor and system capabilities using proven and industry-recommended products. L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Tactical Air Support, Inc. ( Tactical Air) is an American defense contractor headquartered in Reno, Nevada at Reno-Stead Airport. Tactical Air provides consulting and commercial air services to U.S. and allied forces in a manner similar to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) and the USAF Weapons School. TacAir Global, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tactical Air Support, Inc., focuses on international training. In 2013, Tactical Air began providing F-5 refresher training to the Botswana Defence Force. This diverse staff consists of former Weapons School Instructors, Graduates, Adversaries, and Test Pilots including: a Former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff who is the Chairman of the Board, nearly a half dozen former Air Wing/Group Commanders, close to 20 former US Air Force/US Marine Corps & US Navy Squadron Commanders, a former Operational Test Squadron Commander, numerous Test Pilots and former Weapons School Commanders, over 50 Weapons School Graduates, nearly 20 former Weapons School Instructors, and 2 Astronaut.

Tactical Air Support F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) Fighter
Tactical Air Support F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) Fighter

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