US Marine Corps Adversaries
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Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401) “Snipers” is 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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