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Dark Angel III – Enemy Strikes Back

December 8 @ 19:30 - 23:00

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Activity: Mission – CAP, STRIKE
Theatre: Persian Gulf
Modules: F/A-18C, F-16C, AJS 37, A-10C

Operation Dark Angel – III
ENEMY STRIKES BACK

Prerequisites: None

1 SITUATION

1.1 Overview

You, the fine pilots of Masterarms did one hell of a fine job on our last mission. However, the outcome is not the one we expected. Tension in the region is high and during the last weeks there have been numerous incidents in the area. United States and UAE are on high alert, and our pilots are on 15 min standby 24/7.

This is a CAP / scramble mission!

1.2 Area of operations

Strait of Hormuz in MGRS zones DQ, CP, BP, CQ

1.3 Time and weather

* July 07 – 2022
* 09:00 local time
* Overcast (9000′-16000′) Broken (23000’-24000’) Overcast (31000’-33000’)
* Wind 150 / 5
* FORCE QNH 2992 / 1013

1.4 Air threats

MiG-29, SU-24, Mirage F1

MIG-29s and Mirage F1 have been reported operating in and around Bandar Abbas. Expect main threat from closest enemy air bases, located at Bandar Abbas, Shiraz and Kerman. Intel estimates that the Iranian Air Force will have routine CAP in the strait of Hormuz area. Intelligence reports state that the Iranian Air Force can scramble up to 25 fighters in a 20 min time frame. Up to ten SU-24 is reported parked on the tarmac at Lar.

1.5 Ground threats

23mm, 60mm and 100mm AAA, ZSU-23 Shilka, MANPADS, SA-2, SA-6, SA-10, SA-11

As far as we know the SA-2/6 and 10 sites are located more inland after our previous attack and should not be a factor for our CAP operations. However, there are numerous SA-11 placed on the island of Lesser Tunb and Greater Tunb.

1.6 Friendly forces

N/A, we are the only blue forces in the AO.

1.7 Civilian/3rd part

Civilian air traffic is still active in some parts of UAE.

2 MISSION

Establish and execute CAP at point A, B and C. Have relive CAP aircraft on standby. We also have a few strike flights on standby for tasking.

EXECUTION

3.1 Commander’s intent

Establish and execute CAP at point A, B and C.

3.2 Packages

The mission contains 1 package, callsign ARMAGADON. All flights are part of package ARMAGADON.

3.3 Order of events

This operation is divided into two phases which will be conducted chronologically: Establish CAP and have sufficient resources on short alert at Al Dhafra AFB.

  1. Establish and execute CAP.
  2. Keep sufficient CAP resources on short alert.
  3. Manage resources wisely.

3.4 Rules of engagement

ROE: C
As per SPINS
Addition: Weapons free on all enemy declared hostile by STINGRAY.

3.5 Acceptable level of risk

ALR: MEDIUM
As per SPINS

3.6 Flight tasking

ARCTIC1
* Depart mother (CV-72) at 09:15
* Report in to STINGRAY and standby for CAP tasking
* CAP A at (WP4) at 25000’
* Refuel at ARCO1 or ARCO5 on STINGRAYS order
* RTB on order from STINGRAY

Loadout: FL decides (CAP)

Waypoints:
1. Departure
2. Form-up
3. Ingress
4. CAP A
5. CAP B
6. CAP C
7. Egress
8. Base
9. Final
10. Landing

BENDER2
* Standby on mother (CV-72) from 09:15
* Monitoring STINGRAY CH 5 for launch.
* When launched report in to STINGRAY for CAP tasking
* Refuel at ARCO1 or ARCO5 on STINGRAYS order
* RTB on order from STINGRAY

Loadout: FL decides (CAP)

Waypoints:
1. Departure
2. Form-up
3. Ingress
4. CAP A
5. CAP B
6. CAP C
7. Egress
8. Base
9. Final
10. Landing

INDY9
* Depart Al Dhafra AFB 09:20
* Report in to STINGRAY and standby for CAP tasking
* CAP B at (WP5) at 28000’
* Refuel at TEXACO on STINGRAYS order
* RTB on order from STINGRAY

Loadout: FL decides (CAP)

Waypoints:
1. Departure
2. Form-up
3. Ingress
4. CAP A
5. CAP B
6. CAP C
7. Egress
8. Base
9. Final
10. Landing

JESTER1
* Standby @ Al Dhafra AFB 09:15
* Monitoring STINGRAY CH 5 for launch.
* When launched report in to STINGRAY for CAP tasking
* Refuel at TEXACO on STINGRAYS order
* RTB on order from STINGRAY

Loadout: FL decides (CAP)

Waypoints:
1. Departure
2. Form-up
3. Ingress
4. CAP A
5. CAP B
6. CAP C
7. Egress
8. Base
9. Final
10. Landing

4 ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

4.1 Airfield operations

* Al Dhafra AFB
* TCN: 99X
* Active runway: 31L
* Departure rwy hdg 300kts 7000’
* Approach via WP 8 OHB Right turn.

4.2 Carrier operations

* CASE 1
* BRC: 333
* Departure time: 09:15
* Departure sequence: ARCTIC1, BENDER2
* Charlie time: 10:50

As per Carrier Ops SPINS

4.3 Tankers

As per Aerial Refueling SOP

5 COMMAND AND CONTROL

5.1 Commander

* Mission commander is STINGRAY
* Mission commander deputy is ARCTIC11
* Package ARMAGEDON lead is ARCTIC11

5.2 Frequencies

As per Comms SOP

5.3 Authentication

RAMROD: PIZZAHUT
As per Authentication SOP

5.4 Freq flow (Airfield flights)

7, 9, 3/5, 7
Remain on Tower (ch 7) during startup and departure. Go to Check in (ch 9). Expect Tactical (ch 3) or CAP A (ch 5). Use Tower (ch 7) for recovery.

5.5 Freq flow (Carrier flights)

1, 9, 3/5, 16, 1
Remain on Tower (ch 1) during startup and departure. Go to Check in (ch 9). Expect Tactical (ch 3) or CAP A (ch 5). Use Marshal (ch 16) and Tower (ch 1) for recovery.

5.6 Brevity

* BUTTERFLY – Abort mission

6 ANNEXES

TBA

Maps

Details

Date:
December 8
Time:
19:30 - 23:00
Event Category:

Venue

Persian Gulf

Organizer

Ulvar
Email:
andreas@fotograferiksson.no

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