This mission is using the standard RG mod and map pack (v2.01)
47 PLAYER MAXIMUM
WARNING ORDER TASK FORCE RG
ISSUE DATE: 30/03/2015
ISSUING STATION: SHAPE (NATO)
ISSUING OFFICIAL: Capt.Slysi
COMMANDING OFFICER: SACEUR (NATO)
RGTF are once again trying to stem the tide of blatant Russian aggression backed by wanton denials of involvement. Although pro Russian rebels have been careful not to start all out war with a NATO backed country, they continue to skirt the edges of conflict, poking and testing NATO resolve.
Sent to Latvia as part of a NATO charm offensive aimed at demonstrating not only NATO's resolve and power but also NATO's commitment to it's Eastern European members. Across the border in Belarus, Pro Russian rebels are mobilizing. Belarus, part of the Collective Security Treaty Organization signed with Russia, has recently been making noises at a swing towards the West. Tired of continued pressure from it's neighbor, Belarus is seemingly wanting to break the shackles of the Tashkent Pact which may then pave the way for NATO membership.
Russia is not about to let any more of it's former territory get swallowed up by the NATO machine it sees creeping ever closer to it's borders. Heavy weapons and infantry have been spotted moving along it's border and entering Latvian sovereign territory. Seemingly a move designed to further test responses and embarrass NATO in it's inaction.
RG Taskforce Task
SKYNET has located a convoy of heavy vehicles which has penetrated into Latvian territory. It is thought they are trying to reinforce a rebel held airfield on the Belarusian border. NATO wants to immediately stamp out any foothold pro-Russian militia are able to attain so as to avoid another stalemate and tradeoff situation such as Ukraine.
SACEUR has ordered the convoy to be pinpointed and assaulted with the goal of it's total destruction while in it's most vulnerable state. After it's completion RGTF is to assault and capture the enemy held airfield.
While the convoy is thought to be traveling West to east and potentially vulnerable, the last images from SKYNET5 before it drifted off station has the convoy at close to 15 vehicles. These include several GRAD style systems. Infantry troop carriers and APC's. At least 3 Tracked AA systems. 1 MBT and assorted support vehicles. There is likely to be significant infantry support with heavy weapon and MANPAD systems.
The primary airfield has already been well fortified. Outlaying villages are in full control of pro-Russian rebels. They have dug in and provide both a hard static ground defense as well as a significant AA threat which effectively rings the entire airfield. A squadron of fast jets comprising of both Sukhoi and Yak CAS and AA variants are stationed at the airfield and have been actively patrolling the area. Further Russian fast jets are also testing NATO air defence and reaction times throughout Belarus and may be active in our AO.
Although they are technically inferior airframes and none of the modern Russian jets, they are capable machines in well trained and disciplined pilots hands. They have been seen providing CAP for convoys in the area and if they are not immediately present, they will undoubtedly respond once friendly ground assets are threatened. Heavy armour is present at the airfield though no tracked AA or artillery support is confirmed - it is therefore imperative that the convoy not reach the AA ring and be allowed to further fortify the airfield beyond the local assaulting capabilities.
A small auxiliary airfield to the Northeast is known to house both transport and CAS rotary airframes. A study of the satellite images suggest that there is little to no AA present potentially making it a vulnerable preemptive strike target limiting enemy rotary airframes.Equipment:
NATO has squeezed significant aerial assets into a local airfield.
4x F/A-18 E Superhornet
4x F/A-18 F Superhornet
1x AH-64D Longbow Apache (Ground suppression configuration)
1x AH-64D Longbow Apache (Close air support configuration)
2x CH-47F Chanook
2x UH-60M Blackhawk
1x UH-60M MEV Medevac
2x AH-6 Littlebird
4x MH6 Littlebird
1x Bardelas tacked AA
FGM148 + ammo
FIM-92F + ammo
Ground vehicles will also be available for transport if neededMISSION
As per commandSquad operational intentTalon:CAP of Gambler aerial movementsLocalised aerial superiority and CAS of Gambler operations
Joint terminal attack controller
Secondary AA Support
Secondary heavy armour elimination support
Elimination of all ground forces
Destruction of enemy fighting capability
Capture of airfield real-estateRGTF Intent:
Destroy enemy armoured convoy
retake enemy held airfield.ROE: Weapons tight
Civilians will be likely in built up area's but may also be in other area's. Care should be taken in military bases as civilian contractors may be present. Heavy weapon systems and all high explosives are banned in built up areas.COMMAND AND CONTROL
Highroller will be in direct control of the RG Task Force operation and is fully authorised by SHAPE to use deadly force.Signups are now open and it is mandatory to RSVP or post LOA
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