AIR - TO - AIR REFUELLING
Draken brings a truly unique Tactical Tanking Capability. Utilizing Basket Probe – Buddy Stores, Draken can self tank our own A4 assets for unprecedented on station time or support other Basket Probe capable aircraft. As a stand-alone mission, Draken Tanker configured are highly cost effective alternatives for Operational Squadron currency or Training/Fleet Replacement Squadron tanking qualification requirements. Draken International owns (6) Buddy Store systems.
Compared to the high cost of refueling assets and limited availability, this mission is a perfect cost-effective alternative to give quality training at a fraction of the cost. Our pilots have flown an immense amount of hours during their military career refueling aircraft and are experts.
To bring this to Contract Air Services at a tactical level gives our US military unmatched flexibility in on station time for both adversary support or for Blue support in the airspace.
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.
Our fleet of aircraft have been expertly maintained and inspected prior to gaining their airworthiness certifications. Draken maintenance technicians engage in FAA flight safety meetings and scheduled proficiency seminars and have decades of experience and training to ensure safety is at the center of their decision making matrix.
News & Press Release
Draken International Awarded USMC Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) Contract
Lakeland, FL (June 26, 2018) After successfully supporting the United Stated Marine Corps (USMC) for over three years,...Read More
173rd Air National Guard Fighter Wing Expands Training with Draken's L-159 Honey Badgers
Kingsley Field, Oregon (July 12, 2018) A squadron of new aircraft is up and running at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls,...Read More
Draken International Wins $280 Million USAF Nellis ADAIR II Contract
LAKELAND, FL, JUNE 3, 2018 Draken International has been awarded the $280 million Adversary Air (ADAIR) II contract to provide...Read More