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Real Analysis at the Real TOPGUN

CNA analysts have worked side-by-side with TOPGUN instructors for almost as long as the fighter pilot school has been in existence. Since 1975, CNA analysts have been continuously billeted to the commands responsible for TOPGUN, currently the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center. TOPGUN instructors establish best practices in tactics for the Navy, and CNA complements their expertise with scientific experimentation and mathematical modeling. 

CNA's TOPGUN partnership has advanced fighter tactics with science since 1975
Robyn Lalime, CNA representative to TopGun, pictured left, back row in the blue shirt

TOPGUN & CNA: Fighter Aviation Tactics, Grounded in Science

Three analysts describe the role of science and mathematics in the evaluation of tactics during their years at TOPGUN.

Dr. Timothy Roberts, Research Program Director