Draken International News

Draken International Ranked #90 on the 2017 Inc. 500 List
Draken International Ranked #90 on the 2017 Inc. 500 List

Draken is honored to have ranked 90th overall among 2017's fastest growing private companies in America.

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Draken Deploys 11 Radar-Equipped L-159 Aircraft in Support of USAF Adversary Air Contract
Draken Deploys 11 Radar-Equipped L-159 Aircraft in Support of USAF Adversary Air Contract

Draken International, operator of the largest privately-owned fleet of ex-military aircraft in the world, has deployed 11 L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft (ALCA) to Nellis Air Force Base to provide direct adversary support to the company's USAF Adversary Air (ADAIR) contract.

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Cobham and Draken International team to deliver operational readiness training solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence
Cobham and Draken International team to deliver operational readiness training solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence

Royal International Air Tattoo, United Kingdom: Cobham Special Mission (Cobham) announced that it has signed a Teaming Agreement with Draken International for jointly developing solutions for the delivery of operational readiness training under the UK MoD's Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) program.

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Draken's L-159's Fly
Draken's L-159's Fly "RED AIR" for USMC F-35's During Agile Lightning

Draken International's Radar Equipped Jets Prove to be Worthy Adversaries for the USMC F-35B's During Agile Lightning and Wing Fury

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Draken International Completes a Successful Year of USMC Close Air Support Training
Draken International Completes a Successful Year of USMC Close Air Support Training

Draken International Completes a Successful Year of USMC Close Air Support Training

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Draken International Successfully Supports the USAF
Draken International Successfully Supports the USAF "Best of the Best"

Over the past few months, Draken International has served the United States Air Force (USAF) as their newest "Red Air" aggressor force. Draken International, the largest operator of ex-military aircraft in the world, flew more than 200 sorties in support of the USAF Weapons School and the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team.

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Draken International to Offer Next Generation Upgrades for Aero L-39 Aircraft
Draken International to Offer Next Generation Upgrades for Aero L-39 Aircraft

With a fleet of 80 tactical fighter aircraft, Draken owns and operates the world's largest commercial fleet of tactical ex-military aircraft. Draken supports military training objectives around the globe, providing tremendous cost savings over the use of traditional military fighter assets. As an organization, we are uniquely positioned to answer the growing demand for contract air support.

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Draken Flies Record Breaking 16-Aircraft Package at White Sands Missile Range
Draken Flies Record Breaking 16-Aircraft Package at White Sands Missile Range

Draken International Deploys 18 Aircraft, Flies Multiple 16-Aircraft Packages in support of Japanese Defense Force at White Sands Missile Range

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CAE Submits Bid for Canada's Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) Program
CAE Submits Bid for Canada's Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) Program

CAE today announced that it has submitted its bid for the Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) program to the Government of Canada.

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Draken International Awarded United States Air Force Commercial
Draken International Awarded United States Air Force Commercial "Adversary" Contract

Draken International, the leading provider of 4th generation tactical flight services, has been contracted to provide adversary support for the United States Air Force. Flying the industry's most advanced Douglas A-4K Skyhawk and Aero Vodochody L-159E ALCA fighter jets, Draken is able to replicate numerous types of threat aircraft.

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Draken Supports Multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Exercise
Draken Supports Multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Exercise

Draken International, the leading global provider of contract air services, recently supported operational testing of the F-35 at Edwards Air Force Base by flying the company's A-4K fighter jets as simulated adversaries.

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Draken International Signs Letter Of Intent To Perform L-39NG Upgrade On Up To Six Aircraft
Draken International Signs Letter Of Intent To Perform L-39NG Upgrade On Up To Six Aircraft

Black Diamond Jet Team, a division of Draken International, has signed a Letter of Intent to upgrade up to six L-39 aircraft to the Aero Vodochody Next Generation (NG) platform. Based in Lakeland, FL, Draken International is a leading provider of tactical flight support as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

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Draken International Supports Air National Guard Exercise,
Draken International Supports Air National Guard Exercise, "Northern Lightning 2015"

In an historic partnership, the Air National Guard recently utilized Draken International's contract air services to support the Guard's annual training exercises on a major scale. During the training exercise "Northern Lightning 2015" conducted at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Wisconsin from June 8-19, the adversary role was filled primarily by Draken International's A-4 Skyhawks.

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Draken International Adds Six A-4N Skyhawks To Growing Fleet
Draken International Adds Six A-4N Skyhawks To Growing Fleet

Draken International, a provider of 4th generation tactical flight support, has completed an acquisition of six McDonnell Douglas A-4N Skyhawks from BAE Systems and has successfully flown these aircraft back to the United States from Germany.

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Draken International Expands Its Fleet With The Purchase Of 28 L-159 ALCAS
Draken International Expands Its Fleet With The Purchase Of 28 L-159 ALCAS

Draken International is continuing to expand its Advanced Commercial Air Services Fleet with an additional 28 L-159 ALCA's. These Advanced Light Combat Aircraft will bring a virtually new, capable and cost-effective fighter to the tactical air services industry.

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Draken International And Aero Vodochody Endeavor To Expand In Europe
Draken International And Aero Vodochody Endeavor To Expand In Europe

With the addition of fifth generation fighters such as the F-35 making its first international debut in Farnborough 2014, the need for our allies abroad has never been greater for tactical air services.

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Draken International Signs Historic Agreement With Aero Vodochody & Czech Republic Ministry Of Defense.
Draken International Signs Historic Agreement With Aero Vodochody & Czech Republic Ministry Of Defense.

Draken International has announced a historic agreement with Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody and the Czech Republic Ministry of Defense. The agreement is a multi-faceted deal that includes both a significant acquisition of aircraft as well as a long-term strategic partnership.

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Draken International To Display Aircraft At Airventure Oshkosh 2013
Draken International To Display Aircraft At Airventure Oshkosh 2013

Draken International, the world's largest operator of ex-military fighter aircraft, will display two Douglas A-4K Skyhawks and two Aermacchi MB-339CB jet aircraft on-site at AirVenture 2013 in Oshkosh, WI.

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Draken International MIG-21'S Delivered Coast To Coast
Draken International MIG-21'S Delivered Coast To Coast

Draken International, a leading provider of commercial air services, continues to rapidly build up its supersonic fleet with the delivery of twenty-five MiG-21 aircraft.

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Gov. Scott Announces Draken International To Expand In Lakeland, Add 55 Jobs
Gov. Scott Announces Draken International To Expand In Lakeland, Add 55 Jobs

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Draken International will create 55 jobs and invest nearly $6.7 million in capital in the Lakeland area over the next three years.

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Draken International Takes To The Skies
Draken International Takes To The Skies

Draken International, a provider of commercial air services, has announced that the company's recently acquired aircraft from New Zealand have taken their first flights in American airspace.

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Draken International Sponsors
Draken International Sponsors "Royal New Zealand Air Force Heritage Day"

Draken International is pleased to host this day of commemoration and celebration in honor of New Zealand's rich aviation history.

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Draken International Acquires 25 MIG-21 Fighter Jets
Draken International Acquires 25 MIG-21 Fighter Jets

Draken International has executed a contract with a Polish company to acquire twenty-five (25) Mig-21 fighter aircraft. The acquired Mig-21 aircraft are all low-time airframes and manufactured through the 1980′s.

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Draken International Purchases Aermacchi MB-339 Aircraft Fleet
Draken International Purchases Aermacchi MB-339 Aircraft Fleet

Draken International has been selected as the winning bidder for nine (9) Aermacchi MB-339 tactical jet trainer aircraft from the New Zealand government. The MB-339 aircraft are very low time and have been exceptionally well maintained.

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Draken International Purchases 8 McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawks
Draken International Purchases 8 McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawks

Draken International has signed an agreement with the New Zealand government to purchase eight McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawks as well as various other equipment and accessories.

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