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Draken International

January 12, 2015 14:44 ET

Draken International Deploys to Nellis AFB for WEPTAC

Advanced Commercial Air Services Provider Deploys Two Radar-Equipped A-4 Skyhawks to Nellis Air Force Base

LAKELAND, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2015) - Draken International, a leading provider of Advanced Commercial Air Services, is attending the Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC 2015) at Nellis AFB in Nevada. Draken will be featuring a very small portion of its 70+ fleet of aircraft, with two Douglas A-4K Skyhawks prominently displayed on the flight line.

Draken is a leader in the emerging commercial air services industry, which is designed to complement military fighter aircraft and enhance training capabilities with a cost-effective solution. This type of service is especially critical given the current environment of rapidly shrinking military budgets. The presence of Draken's A-4K Skyhawks at the event demonstrates the immediate availability of commercially operated fourth generation fighter aircraft offered by the company.

Draken International CEO Jared Isaacman states, "These aircraft, equipped with 4th generation radar capabilities, will hopefully open the door for a unique training service that can represent billions of dollars in cost savings to the United States Government."

 The A-4 Skyhawks with their digital data bus and sophisticated avionics suite offer a credible and cost-effective solution to complement the 57 Fighter Wing Aggressors as well as other units within the United States Air Force. Draken's extensive inventory of aircraft, including brand new Aero Vodochody L-159E's, are multi-role platforms capable of augmenting military assets in threat simulation, "red air" aggressor profiles and even air-to-ground JTAC training. The Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis AFB is attended by the finest warfighters in America. Draken looks forward to demonstrating its exclusive capabilities in the Advanced Commercial Air Services industry.

Draken International maintains the largest fleet of privately owned tactical aircraft in the world, with over 70 tactical aircraft including Douglas A-4 Skyhawks, Aero Vodochody L-159E, Aermacchi MB-339CBs and Mikoyan Mig-21 fighters. Draken's aircraft are equipped with technologically advanced radar and sensors commonly found in 4th generation fighter jets. This enables Draken to simulate various modern threat scenarios while utilizing economical long endurance aircraft. Sean Gustafson, Draken International's Vice President of Business Development and a reserve F-16 fighter pilot, added, "Draken International is the only provider able to meet an immediate demand for Advanced Contract Air Services with our radar equipped aircraft. With the Douglas A-4s and our brand new Aero Vodochody L-159Es, we are able to operate and sustain the largest and most capable commercially operated fighter force in the world."

About Draken International
Draken sets a new standard in Commercial Air Services for both military and civilian clients with the largest fleet (70+) of privately owned tactical aircraft in the world. Uniquely positioned with fourth generation capabilities such as RADAR, HUD, HOTAS, 1553 BUS, air refueling and supersonic assets, Draken answers the global demand for Advanced Commercial Air Services. Based out of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL, the defense company offers the most capable aircraft for airborne adversary support, flight training, threat simulation, electronic warfare support, aerial refueling, research, testing, and other missions uniquely suited to their fleet of aircraft. The company employs world class, military trained fighter pilots including USAF Weapons School Instructors, Fighter Weapons School Graduates and TOP GUN Instructors. For additional information, visit www.drakenintl.com.