In 2017 the U.S. Congress passed the Defense Expenditures Reclamation Act, allowing the sale of heavy weapon systems with high logistics footprints (including F-32 fighters, MIM-101 “Defender” missiles and D-52 strategic bombers) to licensed security companies operating outside of the continental United States. As a preferred contractor, Excellia Battlefield Systems successfully bid for several CONUS and OCONUS air bases and was granted a limited license to produce the F-32 for commercial use.
The F-32′s high cruising speed and small radar profile make it an ideal deep-strike aircraft. It can automatically acquire, prioritize, track, and destroy up to 60 targets at a stand-off distance of 400 nautical miles. Though incredibly expensive to operate, the F-32 “Excalibur” has proved its worth in Excellia operations worldwide, with pilots hailing its responsiveness, low training curve, and maneuverability. It’s no surprise that Excellia has had difficult scaling production to meet demand, expect long waits for standard orders unless you can afford Excellia’s premium rate for F-32 support.
Excellia standard air doctrine has been revised to deploy the F-32 in conjunction with AH-24 Mohawk and AH-72 Thunderhead attack helicopters, with the helicopters engaging mobile surface-to-air batteries while the F-32 extended range weapons take out over-the-horizon radar and stationary SAM sites. This effective combination was battle-proven in the skies over Pakistan and over the mountains of Kandahar – according to high-ranking U.S. PMC officials, Zandia will soon play host to the same.
Personal blog of Maj. Milton Wright, Excalibur pilot:
“…My great-grandfather flew a Nieuport and shot a German pilot with his revolver when the Nieuport’s machine gun ran dry. My grandfather flew a Hellcat, shot down three aircraft, was badly burned in a battle over the Philippines and had to walk with a cane for the rest of his life. My father flew the Crusader and downed six Vietnamese MiG-17s. Me? I’ve confirmed kills on more than 20 enemy aircraft and 40 armored vehicles. So what do I think, when I go weapons-free? I think I’m keeping up the family business.”