The group came up with the concept of Red Flag, which would pit training pilots in blue forces against red forces, piloted by aggressors, in a series of combat scenarios over the Nevada Test and Training Range's 15,000 square miles of air space.
While they relish the role as the adversary of Red Flag, the aggressors consider themselves a training aid for the blue forces pilots, especially since, like Anderson, they once flew on the blue side during Red Flag themselves.
The blue force pilot's eyes widened as he saw the "King Kong" of Red Flag converging quickly on his F-16 Fighting Falcon at 30,000 feet.
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An officer of the 2nd Brigade 3rd ID told him his troops did not want to use blue force tracking systems.
The service recently issued a solicitation to industry for ideas on how to address the processing of classified blue force tracking messages over commercial mobile satellite communications networks.
Darrell Combs, who served as Red's chief of staff: "We came up with a long campaign plan to drag the fight, make it painful, because we know the Blue forces are generally casualty-adverse.
The Blue force fighting Nair consists of three corps-size units, two Air Force expeditionary force packages, five aircraft carriers (four American and one British) and three battalions of special operations forces.
The FBCB2 software, installed on almost every vehicle, tipped the balance in favor of the Blue Force at the onset of the war.
In the first battle, Haddar's battalion had to block the enemy from attacking the flank of the brigade, and then push the Op For to the middle of the brigade, where the Blue Force could defeat them.