HII Completes First Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Air Fight Coaching Mission with U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

MCLEAN, Va., March 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HII (NYSE:HII) efficiently accomplished the primary contractor-owned, contractor-operated (COCO) air fight coaching mission with the U.S. Air Power in Europe. This coaching represents a milestone for contracted adversary air coaching exterior the USA and enhances the coaching readiness for U.S. Air Forces in Europe/Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA).

Over a 16-month interval main as much as the air fight coaching mission, HII architected the coaching program and facilitated the coordination of all operational elements with European governments, regulatory companies and USAFE-AFAFRICA. The air fight coaching program allows U.S. Air Forces in Europe to guage coaching effectiveness, suitability and interoperability of contractor-operated air coaching for U.S. forces within the European theater. COCO coaching assist stays a key possibility that’s value efficient for the U.S. authorities, whereas maximizing coaching and increasing the service lifetime of fight gear.

“Adversary coaching enhances the U.S. safety protection posture, allows freedom of motion, fosters international safety and will increase fight effectiveness,” mentioned Garry Schwartz, president of the ISR enterprise group inside HII’s Technical Options division. “HII is proud to have assisted on this ground-breaking effort in partnership with Prime Aces to carry superior COCO adversary plane coaching to USAFE-AFAFRICA’s fighter squadrons.”

Teaming accomplice Prime Aces, Inc., a world chief in air fight coaching, offered adversary air assist by flying the contractor-owned, contractor-operated Douglas A-4N Skyhawks.

“December’s flights with the U.S. Air Power in Europe’s 480th Fighter Squadron Warhawks at Spangdahlem Air Base, have been the fruits of months of labor by the HII group and accomplice Prime Aces,” Schwartz mentioned. “We offered refined contractor adversary air coaching with superior capabilities to a front-line fighter squadron throughout the distinctive constraints of Europe’s regulatory and airspace setting. Though this kind of coaching has develop into commonplace for U.S.-based fighter items, that is the primary evaluation in USAFE-AFAFRICA’s European space of duty.”

Work was carried out below the persistent multi-role operations job order for U.S. Air Power Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, issued below the one acquisition answer for built-in providers contract by the U.S. Basic Companies Administration.

HII is a world engineering and protection applied sciences supplier. With a 135-year historical past of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. nationwide safety, HII delivers important capabilities starting from essentially the most highly effective and survivable naval ships ever constructed, to unmanned techniques, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the trade in mission-driven options that assist and allow a networked, all-domain pressure. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s expert workforce is 44,000 sturdy. For extra data, go to:


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