Discovery Air Defence operates a fleet of modified A-4N and TA-4J Jet aircraft in the airborne training services role. All A-4 aircraft have ESCAPAC 1G-3 ejection seat systems. The A-4s are also equipped with a modernized IFR and Tactical Navigation avionics suite to provide maximum safety for the aircrew and maximum operational flexibility for the customer. The aircraft is capable of flying combat training sorties from the surface to high altitude at high transonic and low supersonic speeds.
Typical A4-N Missions
Day and night Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) training; Weapons Delivery
Adversary Support and Anti-Shipping Attack Training for Naval Forces
“Red Air” Adversary Support for Fighter Forces, including large-scale coalition air exercises
Air-to-Air Gunnery Target Tow; both circular and combat dart missions for Fighter Forces
Electronic Warfare Training for Naval and Fighter `Forces
(Radar) Profile Simulations
Night / NVG OPs
RDT&E: Air Carriage/Captive Carry; EW Simulation; Radar/Sensor Development; Systems Test; Target Launch; Photo/Safety Chase; Air-to-Air Refueling (Day/Night/NVG); Test Pilot School Qualification Evaluations
Fighter Transition Training - Basic through Advanced.
- Number of Aircraft: 10
- Minimum Flight Crew: 1
- Maximum Take Off Weight: 24,500 lbs.
- Normal: 16,000 - 20,000 lbs.
- Maximum Landing Weight: 16,000 lbs.
- Length: 40 ft.
- Wingspan: 27 ft. 6 in.
- Height: 15 ft. 3in.