Draken International Presented the Air Force Association’s Prestigious John R. Alison Award

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The Air Force Association (AFA) presented its 2019 John R. Alison Award to Draken International LLC at the annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference hosted in National Harbor, Maryland on September 18th.

Draken International CEO Jared Isaacman accepts the John R. Alison Award

"We are committed to providing a commercial adversary service that is dedicated to helping our Airmen sharpen their sword and remain focused on combat readiness training."

The Air Force Association (AFA) presented its 2019 John R. Alison Award to Draken International LLC at the annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference hosted in National Harbor, Maryland on September 18th. Jared Isaacman, Chief Executive Officer, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

“On behalf of the men and women of Draken, I am honored to accept this award. Thank you to all the USAF leaders who took a risk, believing in our industry and allowing this partnership to grow into a credible, cost-effective adversary air solution for the warfighter,” Isaacman said. “We are committed to providing a commercial adversary service that is dedicated to helping our Airmen sharpen their sword and remain focused on combat readiness training.”

The John R. Alison Award is given annually to recognize the most significant contributions by industry to national defense. Maj Gen John R. Alison was a highly decorated WWII combat ace best known as the father of Air Force Special Operations.

Draken International is responsible for providing the USAF with realistic air threat replication in a contested training environment. With over 100 fighter aircraft, Draken operates numerous fleets of credible, safe, and sustainable military fighters including the A-4 Skyhawk, L-159 Honey Badger, Mirage F-1, and Cheetah. Draken’s 8,000+ flying hour program for 2019 currently supports the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB in addition to 10 other operational bases across the US.

About Draken International
Based in Lakeland, Florida, Draken International has set a new standard in tactical flight support. The company’s fleet of aircraft are used to support various types of military training objectives around the globe, providing a tremendous cost savings over the use of traditional military fighter assets. For additional information, visit http://www.drakenintl.com.

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