House authorizers want Navy to use more modern aircraft for adversary training

By Aidan Quigley / August 26, 2021 at 12:07 PM
The House Armed Services Committee is pushing back against the Navy’s plan to use F-5s and F-16s as adversary aircraft in training scenarios and wants the service to use more modern aircraft instead, according to the committee chairman’s mark for the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill. Committee Chairman Adam Smith’s (D-WA) mark, obtained by Inside Defense , states lawmakers have concerns about the Navy using older and less capable F-5 and F-16 aircraft for near-peer simulated air-to-air combat...

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