TIME: MAR 19, 2020, 2310L STARTUP
WEATHER: Clear skies, 6 kts from N @ surface, 8 kts from SW @ FL066, 62 kts from W @ FL260
LOCATION: AL DHAFRA AB
Due to malfunctions with the aircraft catapult launching system, all carrier squadrons have returned to a temporary deployment to Al Dhafra Airbase. Expected time of return to the CSG is now 4 weeks at the latest.
Coalition forces have officially declared that Red Iranian forces have been eliminated and ejected from friendly territory.
Contrary to mounting public opinion that peace negotations would resume again, the Red Iranians in control of southern Iran have doubled down on their malevolent rhetoric and have vowed to fortify the coasts and step up their retaliation attacks on UAE cities and Coalition forces in-theater, beginning with SCUD and other ballistic missile attacks on civilian populations.
The Straits of Hormuz remain mined and closed to international shipping.
While a variety of minesweeper ships are being rerouted to the Straits of Hormuz, NAVCENT has tasked forces in theater with the next phase of operations - total air superiority over the Iranian coastline. All surface to air missile batteries, radars, and airfields will be prioritised for destruction over the coming weeks.
VFA-41 flights will launch today on a strategic strike mission.
Black Aces flights have been tasked to attack and destroy the Pasargadae Combined Power Plant, located on Qeshm Island. The largest buildings in the area are highest priority, followed by as many of the smaller buildings as possible.
GPS and DMPI targeting is not available at this time.
Waypoint 3 is target area.
Coalition forces have begun to arrive in theater and will be conducting supporting flights to clear the target area of SAMs and enemy fighters.
AIR THREATS: J-11A Flanker-L, F-5 Tiger
GROUND THREATS: SA-18 IGLA MANPAD, ZU-23 AAA, SA-2 SAM, SA-11 SAM
4x F/A-18C, Dealer 1: 315.00 MHz
4x F/A-18C, Dealer 2: 316.00 MHz
4x F/A-18C, Dealer 3: 317.00 MHz
1x E-2D, Overlord (AWACS): 266.00 MHz - Preset Channel 1, comm 2
4x Tornado GR1, Springfield 1 (SEAD): 390.00 AM - target: Qeshm Island SA-2 SAM
4x CF-18, Springfield 2 (SEAD): 390.00 AM - target: Qeshm Island SA-11 SAM
4x MiG-29, Enfield 4 (CAP): 391.00 AM - mission area: Tunb Island to Qeshm Island
4x M2000C, Enfield 5 (CAP): 391.00 AM - mission area: Emirati coastline
1x E-3A, Roxanne 1 (AWACS): 267.00 AM
BULLSEYE: KHASAB, OMAN
HOMEPLATE: (AL DHAFRA AB): 96X, Comms 251.00 MHz, runway 13R for departures, runways 13L, 13R for arrivals
DIVERT: RAS AL KHAIMAH, VOR 113.60
Mission Route Length: Approx 350 nm
For scheduled squadron missions.
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