Operational Readiness Training
Whether it is adversarial support, electronic attack or customized rotary-wing training we offer the most accurate and advanced readiness training in the industry. Our vast, differentiated fleet, cutting edge hardware and experienced instructors are engaged to help your mission take off.
Tactical Fast Jet Operations
Instructors with recent front-line experience provide high speed, realistic training for defense of land based and sea based assets.
Electronic Attack and Target Tow
Our advanced Electronic Warfare platforms seamlessly integrate into your training scenarios.
A unique blend of military and civil helicopter training covering all aspects of rotary-wing flying.
MRO & Engineering
With more than 35 years of delivering systems support and engineering solutions to governments and defense organizations your aircraft is safe with us. We maintain rotary-wing, fixed-wing platforms and special mission equipment, ensuring everything is in top condition when you need it.
Maintained by Us
We offer a long-term agreement tailored to your specific maintenance needs.
Owned and Maintained by Us
We keep our aircraft in perfect condition ready for your next mission.
Search & Rescue
When it comes to saving lives, every second counts. With our 20-year track record of designing, building and conducting day-to-day activities you can count on us to deliver safely and swiftly. You can focus on key requirements while we take care of the rest.
Where We Operate
Being ready is not only a matter of when. But where. We provide services in the UK, US, and across the NATO countries. Making sure that our allies can maneuver around defeat and prepare to prevail.
Current and Past Missions
In October 2020, our fixed wing flight operations team and supporting engineers took part in one of Europe’s largest military exercises, Joint Warrior. Held off Scotland’s east coast, the exercise involved 11 nations, 6000 military personnel, 28 warships and 81 aircraft. Draken Europe was the only non-military flying unit to take a key role.
Throughout the period we launched two waves of seven Falcon 20 jets a day. The aircraft provided electronic warfare and threat simulation for Typhoon and F-35 Lightning air-to-air training, as well as a maritime strike package for the UK Carrier Group. We also deployed our DA42 Intelligance, Surveillance, Reconnaisance (ISR) platform which conducted Close Air Support training for the Joint Fires teams operating across the region. It was an honour to be of service during such an important exercise.
Since 2015, Draken has been contracted to provide adversary support for the USAF, using its A-4Ks and Aero Vodochody L-159E ALCA fighter jets to replicate numerous threat types.
This is an historic first for the USAF in contracting services on a large scale. The program calls for a flying turn pattern of six aircraft followed by four aircraft. Draken has deployed eight A-4s in support of its year-long contract providing up to 1000 hours of flying for the USAF. The aircraft and aircrew are based on the ramp at Nellis and operate side-by-side with the USAF Aggressor Squadron, the 64th.
Recently a Draken Falcon 20 scored a success during a Phalanx Close In Weapon System (CIWS) gunnery shoot with RFA Tidespring. Having launched in 2017, RFA Tidespring is the first of a fleet of four 39,000 ton Tide-class tankers built to support the British Royal Navy.
Before the exercise she had never fired either of her two CIWS systems. The Falcon 20, crewed by a Target Tow Officer, Senior First Officer and Captain, flew two successful sorties against her and presented a CIWS Target at a precise height, speed and distance from the ship. First for the forward gun, then the aft gun, to track, engage and fire at the target.
On both sorties the target was completely destroyed by the Phalanx weapon system. As with all target tow sorties, success comes from the interplay between the crew, our engineers who service the aircraft, and the target bay engineers who service and fit this variety of towed targets. All in all, excellent teamwork.
Whilst the projects we undertake are incredibly varied, the manner in which we conduct ourselves must be unwavering. From ensuring the safety of our employees, to providing equal opportunities for everyone looking for employment.
And by continually improve our environmental practices and performance, such as lowering energy consumption and using environmentally friendly resources throughout product design, operations, supply chain management and logistics.