Top Aces Awarded Contract for Advanced Airborne Training by the  German Armed Forces 
News, April 26, 2021

Top Aces Awarded Contract for Advanced Airborne Training by the  German Armed Forces 

New leading-edge capabilities introduced by Top Aces will simulate modern-day opponents in adversary air training. 

Montreal: April 26, 2021 - Top Aces is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the fast  speed adversary air training services contract by the German Armed Forces (“Bundeswehr”) effective January 1st, 2022. Operating out of the Wittmundhafen Air Base, Top Aces has been  providing advanced airborne training to the Bundeswehr for the past 6 years and plans to invest  over $100M CAD in furtherance of the new contract. 

“As Germany’s trusted partner, we’re delighted to continue training its combat forces well into the  future,” said Rolf Brandt, Senior Program Manager – German Operations at Top Aces. “In support of the growing program, we plan to increase our staffing levels in Germany, adding more than 20  highly skilled employment opportunities to the local economy.” 

With a continuous focus on innovation, Top Aces is introducing advanced new capabilities that will raise the bar for the adversary air industry. Beginning in 2017, Top Aces has made significant  investments in R&D to develop a proprietary Advanced Aggressor Mission System (AAMS) that  allows for the use of state-of-the-art Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and  Infrared Search-and-Track (IRST) systems on a variety of aircraft types including Top Aces’ A-4N  Skyhawk and F-16 Fighting Falcon. The AAMS is a revolutionary new technology that allows its  aircraft to simulate the most advanced capabilities of modern-day opponents in air-to-air combat.  Flight testing and certification of the AAMS on Top Aces’ A-4N Skyhawk have been completed,  enabling the Company to begin delivering AAMS missions to Germany and to demonstrate this  capability to potential customers in North America and Europe.  

Top Aces plans to export its technology and expand its footprint in the UK and throughout Europe  to foster growth in the region. “With both commercial and military airworthiness certifications on  our international fleets of aircraft – meeting the most rigorous standards for ex-military aircraft in  the world – Top Aces is uniquely positioned to serve the adversary air market worldwide,” said  Didier Toussaint, Top Aces’ Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to continue offering best in-class service to the next generation of combat leaders across the globe.” 

About Top Aces 

Top Aces provides advanced and innovative airborne training to the world’s leading air forces.  Founded in 2000 by a small group of highly accomplished former fighter pilots, Top Aces has the  largest worldwide footprint of privately-held operational fighter aircraft that provide advanced  adversary (Red Air), air-defense and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training services  around the globe. The mission-critical training offered by Top Aces enhances the operational  readiness of combat forces by providing a realistic real-world experience while prolonging its  customers’ fleet life and generating cost savings.

The Company is changing the face of air combat training with its unparalleled safety record,  outstanding team and an industry-leading 90,000+ hours of operational training flown in support  of its customers worldwide. Top Aces has the experience that matters. For further information  please visit  

Media contact:
Erin Black 
Communications Manager, Top Aces 
+1 (514) 867-0886