RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
Procurement of F-5 Radar Upgrade
For the Navy/Marine Corps Adversary Program
WHEREAS, the U.S. Navy Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve currently operate forty-four (44) F-5 Tiger II aircraft for combat adversary training;
WHEREAS, the F-5 aircraft is instrumental for advanced level adversary dogfight simulation for U.S. Navy, USMC and Air Force tactical pilots; and
WHEREAS, this training is essential to national defense and air sovereignty, and adversary tactics are crucial to effective strike/fighter command and control; and
WHEREAS, an avionics upgrade to the fleet of F-5 Tiger II aircraft improved avionics performance and maintainability through installation of an inertial navigation system, a data bus and a touch screen multi-functional display in the cockpit; and
WHEREAS, an additional upgrade would include modernized radar and other relevant avionics which will create a fourth generation fighter capability ensuring that the tactical pilots will be able to “train the way they will fight” in preparation for future combat;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Reserve Officers Association of the United States urge the Congress to fully support and fund a radar upgrade for the Navy and Marine Corps F-5 adversary program.
Adopted by National Convention: 11 July 2009
Endorsed by National Resolutions Committee 10 July 2009
Endorsed by the Navy and Air Force Sections. 09 July 2009
Submitted by Industry partner and rewritten by Staff (MH).