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US Marine Corps Adversaries

11 June 2015
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Aces Flying High

The VMFT-401 insignia incorporates the image of ex-Israeli IAI F-21A Kfir fighters which were operated by the squadron as an aggressor from 1987 to 1989 The VMFT-401 insignia incorporates the image of an IAI F-21A Kfir fighters which were operated by the squadron as an adversary from 1986 to 1989

VMFT-401 “SNIPERS”

Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401) “Snipersis a United States Marine Corps adversary squadron (aggressors) based at MCAS Yuma in Arizona (the premiere aviation training base of the USMC). An adversary squadron is tasked with providing realistic training for USMC fighter pilots by acting as an enemy aircraft (an aggressor). They implement tactics and flying techniques of potential adversaries to provide the best training possible to improve Marine Corps pilot air-to-air combat readiness and also work closely in training with the US Navy, USAF and allied nations.

VMFT-401, a USMC Reserve squadron is the only USMC adversary squadron (the USAF and US Navy operate similar squadrons) and they fly the Northrop F-5N/F Tiger II fighter (the N model is a single-seater and the F is the two-seat…

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