This mission is using the standard RG mod and map pack (v2.10)
47 PLAYER MAXIMUM
THUNDER STRIKEEnemy Forces:
WARNING ORDER TASK FORCE RG
ISSUE DATE: 23/07/2015
ISSUING STATION: SHAPE (NATO)
ISSUING OFFICIAL: SACEUR (NATO)
COMMANDING OFFICER: Capt.Slysi (RG
South Eastern Ukraine close to the Crimean border. 2 weeks ago, under the cover of darkness, mainstream Russian forces crossed the Ukrainian-Crimea border and seized a swath of territory already occupied by pro-Russian Ukrainian separatist forces. Along with a main airfield, the russians have captured and reinforced all the satellite approach towns as well as a small secondary airfield and port to the south.
Satellite images show Russians have moved heavy armour and artillery into the airfield perimeter, possible for future offensive operations in the area. They have heavily fortified the surrounding towns and approaches and infantry are now well dug in. Although the main airfield lacks AA itself, the Russians have moved their most modern, dedicated AAA to create a ring of no-fly around the airfield. This is backed by state-of-the-art tracking stations in the airfield itself to combat NATO's air presence.
The secondary airfield and port area is also well protected by AA and defending forces, however, SKYNET has identified convoys being sent from the port and secondary airfield to the main air base with little or no air cover, leaving a potentially vulnerability in the enemy supply chain after it leaves the port air defence zone and before in enters the protection of main air base.
AWACS operating out of Poland have also identified both fixed wing fast moving bombers and rotary aircraft now operating from the Russians main air base and some rotary airframes operating from the secondary airfield.
RG Taskforce Task
RGTF's task is simple. retake the main airfield from Russian hands. It is thought once the main airfield is captured, remaining Russian forces will withdraw from the secondary port and airfield area. The secondary airfield is not an objective for the mission and its defences and AA should not be approached.
Stop the supply of reinforcements from the south port and airbase. Allow ground forces to clear an air corridor to the airfield itself. Remove the armour on the airfield to allow infantry to capture the estate.
Professional Russian soldiers equipped with the latest the Russian army has to offer. Surrounding area's are well dug in with light vehicles, fixed emplacements and backed by heavy AA presence. Russian armour and heavy artillery is present on the airfield however it has not pushed out into the towns as yet. Fixed wing ground attack and air superiority aircraft have been noted operating from the airfield itself and entering the AO from the border to the north. Modern Russian rotary airframes have also been detected operating from both airfields.Equipment:
RGTF Have been issued with latest NATO airframes to combat the Russian airial presence
2x FC-37 Thunder
1x F/A18 E Hornet
1x CH47I Chanook
1x AW101 Merlin
2x UH-60M (MEV)
2x AH-6 Littlebird
2x MH-6 Littlebird
2x FIM92F Stinger
NATO repair, refuel, rearm vehicles are available at the airbaseMISSION
As per commandSquad operational intent
Clear AA corridor to allow airstrikes against the base
Capture the airfield
Deep strike against armored targets
Jtac as needed
recapture the enemy held airfild complex
ROE: Weapons Tight
Civilians will not be present in the main airfield but may be present in built up area's of our AO. PID all targets before engaging. Armed personnel are to be considered hostile. NO high explosives including bombing runs in built up areas and town/city limits. Heavy ordnance on targets outside those restrictions and on the main air base are authorised
COMMAND AND CONTROL
Highroller will be in direct control of the RG Task Force operation and is fully authorised by the SACEUR to use deadly force.
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