5 MAY 2019 - Ship Strike

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Shadow
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5 MAY 2019 - Ship Strike

Post by Shadow » Sat May 04, 2019 1:55 am

TIME: May 1, 2019, 0900L launch.
WEATHER: CLEAR
LOCATION: Caucasus

MISSION: Strike and sink TWO dry cargo ships of the class 'IVANOV' to destroy smuggled weapons.
Two Flights of F/A-18Cs will launch and will arrive at the target area (WP 5) prior to 0945L to intercept and sink the target ships.

SITUATION: Rogue Russian arms dealers are using private freighters to smuggle arms and explosives to militant radicals around the globe. Two dry cargo ships of the class 'IVANOV' are prepairing to depart the Port of NOVOROSSIYSK and are carrying smuggled weapons and explosives. The CVN-74 JOHN C STENNIS is currently positioned to launch a sortie to sink the dry cargo ships of the class 'IVANOV' after they leave port. The strike has been ordered by Command.

RECOMMENDED STRIKE LOADOUT:
4X MK-83
2X AIM-9X Sidewinder
2X AIM-120C AMRAAM
C/L Fuel Tank

RECOMMENDED ESCORT LOADOUT:
2X AGM-88 HARM
2X AIM-9X Sidewinder
6X AIM-120C AMRAAM
C/L Fuel Tank

TACAN:
NORTH STENNIS, 74X (ICLS 11)
COMMS, 127.5
BRC: 278

SOUTH STENNIS
COMMS, 133.5

4x F/A-18C, Dealer 1 (ESCORT): 305.00 MHz
4x F/A-18C, Dealer 2 (STRIKE): 306.00 MHz
2x F-14B, ESCORT or STRIKE
1x E-2D, Darkstar (AWACS): 366.00 MHz - PreSet Button 20
1x KC-130, Texaco (FUEL): 251.00 MHz - PreSet Button 18
TCN: 30X

BULLSEYE: TUAPSE, Russia

TASK
Arrive at WP 5 by 0945 hours and intercept the cargo ships as they steam west together from the Port of NOVOROSSIYSK. The target ships will stay just one or two miles off the coast. The ops area (WP 5) is just outside known SAM and AAA threats from the mainland air bases. A hostile fighter response from nearby bases is very likely. Use caution identifying the target ships as this area has local civilian tanker and bulk tanker traffic.
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Dry cargo ship class 'IVANOV
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Map of ops area at Port of NOVOROSSIYSK
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Re: 5 MAY 2019 - Ship Strike

Post by Hedgehog » Sat May 04, 2019 7:34 am

Any reason mission planners prefer MK-83s over MavFs to tag the ships?

Excellent brief, target image, and mission map!
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