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We are a combat flight simulation squadron primarily flying the F/A-18C Hornet in carrier-based combat missions on the DCS World simulator platform.


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October 22, 2021
Iranian Forces Mount Substantial Air Defenses at Captured Airport

Efforts to reclaim the airport at Al Dhafra in the U.A.E. after it was occupied by Iranian military forces have been hindered by heavy air defenses moved into the area.  US Navy attack aircraft sortied from the USS Abraham Lincoln, stationed in the Persian Gulf, were repelled by surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery after inflicting some damage on targetted ammunition bunkers at the field, but it remains in operation as a base for Iranian air power.  Details related to the attack were given HERE.


October 11, 2021
Iran Claims Several US Aircraft Shot Down

In continuing air action in support of Operation Persian Gauntlet, flights of F/A-18 Hornets launched from the USS Abraham Lincoln were sortied to neutralize threats from Russian-made surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries.  Anti-radar "HARM" missiles were employed by the Hornets with limited success.  While some damage was reported to the SAM batteries, two US Navy jets were lost to missiles launched from the sites.  Iranian MiG-21 fighters claimed at least one Hornet before they were shot down as well.  The Iranian government continues to acquire capable and dangerous military tech from Russia, despite NATO attempts to disrupt the supply chain.  Further details were offered HERE.


October 4, 2021
US Attack on Iranian Held Airport Ineffective

Iranian forces have overtaken the international airport at Abu Dhabi and are using it as a base of operation for its air force.  US Navy aircraft sortied from the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier battle group were tasked with a surgical strike to destroy the fuel reserves at the airport to cripple the Iranian air force without destroying the airport.  Reports indicate that only minimal damage was inflicted, apparently from a US fighter plane that was shot down over the field and crashed into a fuel tank.  Further details were posted HERE.




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