09 MAY 2021 Gauntlet-8

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09 MAY 2021 Gauntlet-8

Post by Lion » Fri May 07, 2021 12:24 am

Intelligence has identified a large Iranian build-up of arms and supplies taking place. We are going to disrupt this operation by interdicting supplies, destroying key bridges, attacking ammo warehousing facilities, and disabling airfields that are responsible for the majority of the airlifting.

Tonight, we are going to hit the ammo storage facility in central Bandar Abbas. Cause as much damage to the target as possible, but be sure to confine your weapons release to the area of the storage site. Targets are four ammo depots, marked with waypoints for precision attacks.

Due to the value of the Bandar Abbas region to the Iranians, this region is well defended by both air-defense sites and interceptors. To assist you in accomplishing your mission, you are being provided dedicated fighter sweep escort and SEAD assets. They should ease the heat somewhat, however the Iranians appear to be learning from previous operations and intel has analyzed increased attempts to hide and camouflage mobile SAMs and fixed sites, as well as possibly deploying point defenses to nearby strategic and logistic sites.

Tankers are airborne, but they will be limited to operate within protected airspace over United Arab Emirates territory.

Package (USN, UAE):
1. 4x F/A-18C Callsign: Dodge 1-1 (Strike)
2. 4x F/A-18C Callsign: Dodge 2-1 (Support)
3. 4x F/A-18C Callsign: Dodge 3-1 (Support)
4. 4x F-14B Callsign: Dodge 4-1 (Support)

5. 4x F-16CM Callsign Enfield 2-1 (TARCAP)
6. 4x F-16CM Callsign Enfield 1-1 (SEAD)

Supporting Aircraft (USN):
1. 1x E-2 AWACS Callsign: Overlord 1-1
2. 1x S-3B Tanker Callsign: Texaco 2-1, TCN 56Y
3. 1x KC-135MPRS Tanker Callsign: Arco 3-1, TCN 55Y

Supporting Aircraft (RSAF):
1. 1x E-3 AWACS Callsign: Focus 2-1

Supporting Aircraft (USAF):
1. 1x E-3 AWACS Callsign: Wizard 3-1

Mission: Night Ammo Dump Attack
Flight Callsign: Dodge 1-1
Startup time: 1900 (local)
WX: Clear, 6 knots NW surface, 29 knots WNW FL066, 55 knots W FL260
Mission Route Length: 450 NM
Bullseye: Bandar Abbas
ROE: Red - Weapons Free
Carrier ICLS: 5

Expected Threats:
Probable SA-2 SAM Site at target area.
Probable S-60 AAA sites at target area.

Possible SA-15 TOR SAM vehicles at target area.
Possible HAWK SAM site at Havadarya.
Possible SA-6 SAM site at Dustku (western Qeshm Island).

AWACS has detected increased patrols of MiG-29A and F-4 aircraft in the vicinity of Bandar Abbas. A fast reaction alert force of MiG-21s have also been observed assembling via satellite intel at Bandar Abbas.
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Re: 09 MAY 2021 Gauntlet-8

Post by MrBean » Fri May 07, 2021 3:30 pm

CDR Trim assigned Mission Commander for Gauntlet-8 this Sunday

Alternate: CDR Ticman

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Re: 09 MAY 2021 Gauntlet-8

Post by Lion » Sun May 09, 2021 4:37 pm

updated with weather and images

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