NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired Admiral Timothy Keating has joined the Board of Directors at ATAC, the US leader in outsourced tactical aviation services. During his Navy career, Admiral Keating served as commander of Carrier Group Five, the U.S. 5th Fleet, the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, and U.S. Pacific Command retiring in 2009 after over 38 years of service. Admiral Keating will work with other senior military leaders on the board such as General Gregory "Speedy" Martin, USAF (Ret) to continue ATAC's development in tactical aviation training.
For over 25 years, the US Navy has increasingly relied on outsourced augmentation of their airborne training and readiness programs to provide tactical training to naval ship and air crews in place of front-line military assets. Saving an estimated $100 million per year while preserving hundreds of flight years on F/A-18's, ATAC has become an indispensable part of Naval Fleet training and readiness. ADM Keating joins ATAC after recent award of the US Navy 5-year next generation contract to provide approximately 1.5 times the flight hour equivalent of the average Navy fighter squadron in training services to Navy warfighters.
Operating since 1996, ATAC provides high fidelity tactical airborne training along with various other aerospace related services to the US DOD and foreign militaries. The company is headquartered in Virginia with offices and flying bases in California, Hawaii, Japan and Germany where its fleet of 25 high performance tactical aircraft are flown in support the U.S. military training missions. ATAC is the only civilian tactical airborne services provider approved to train the Navy's Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) located at the Navy Strike Air Warfare Center and is the only civilian entity approved to fly against U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and USMC F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. To learn more about ATAC and the training services offered, visit www.atacusa.com.