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Operation Caucasus Aegis

October 27 @ 20:00 - 23:00

NOTE: CHANGED TIME FROM 19:30 TO 20:00

RSVP: 22 10 26 – 23:30 (please sign-up asap though, as it makes things easier to plan)
Activity: Mission – CAP, Intercept, Air Interdiction, Strike
Theatre: Caucasus
Modules: A-10C, AJS 37, F-14B, F-16C, F/A-18C
Prerequisites: Basic Qualification Equivalent, rookies welcome

LINEUP

F/A-18C Strike ARCTIC11 (400): Jasnisse ARCTIC12 (401): Capone ARCTIC13 (402): ARCTIC14 (403):

F/A-18C Strike BENDER21 (404): Bouncer BENDER22 (405): Giant BENDER23 (406): Lillfilly BENDER24 (407): Fretz

F/A-18C CAP/Intercept CRIMSON31 (410): JackFlesh CRIMSON32 (411): Arrow CRIMSON33 (412): CRIMSON34 (413):

F/A-18C CAP/Intercept DUSTY41 (300): Leka DUSTY42 (301): Frefeh DUSTY43 (302): DUSTY44 (303):

F-14B CAP/Intercept ELVIS51 (100): ELVIS52 (101): ELVIS53 (102): ELVIS54 (102):

AJS 37 Intercept FENRIS61: Creedarn FENRIS62: Scaniax FENRIS63: Troll FENRIS64:

AJS 37 Strike GRIM71: GRIM72: GRIM73: GRIM74:

A-10C Strike/Air Interdiction HAWG81: Dietrisch von Günthermannschlafe HAWG82: Wallgren HAWG83: Baconbomb HAWG84: BigSwede

F-16C CAP/Intercept INDY91: Moldy INDY92: Pahi INDY93: INDY94:

F-16C CAP/Intercept JESTER11: Mags JESTER12: Seb JESTER13: JESTER14:

F/A-18C TBA KRAKEN21 (304): KRAKEN22 (305): KRAKEN23 (306): KRAKEN24 (307):

F/A-18C TBA LION31 (310): LION32 (311): LION33 (312): LION34 (313):

F-14B TBA MUSTANG61 (104): MUSTANG62 (105): MUSTANG63 (106): MUSTANG64 (107):

A-10C TBA TUSK21: TUSK22: TUSK23: TUSK24:

F-16C TBA VENOM41: VENOM42: VENOM43: VENOM44:

AWACS STINGRAY: Apollo STINGRAY: Bankler STINGRAY: Ulvar STINGRAY: Insop

JSTAR WHIPLASH: Johnny WHIPLASH:

Kutaisi Air Base Ground: Johnny Tower: Johnny Control: N/A

Carrier N/A

1 SITUATION

It is a beautiful spring day in Georgia. The warmth is finally here, having repelled the last of the winter, bringing the scents of many flowers, the bees, and the senses back to life. Most of the squadrons in the 55th Combined Air Expeditionary Force are long into rotation with the first squadron scheduled to rotate back to the United States in #twoweeks. So far, the deployment has been calm, just as with any prior deployment in the continuous Operation Caucasus Aegis.

Today, Bogdan himself accompanied by his “beautiful” cousin Svetlana Doshchokovnaya (1992 miss Kutaisi) are present at Kutaisi Air Base to inspect the facilities prior the departure of the Navy squadrons, while maintenance work around the clock to prepare aircraft for the long ferry flight home. Mags and Agaton are humiliating Bouncer and Fretz in beach volleyball. Bambi is harvesting exotic flowers. And Jax finalizes the planning for the afternoon flights. Life is calm, life is good. Home is calling.

1.1 Overview

The 55th Combined Air Expeditionary Force are tasked to uphold Georgian sovereignty by air patrols after the North Ossetian and South Ossetian incidents.

1.2 Area of operations

Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia.

1.3 Time and weather

* 2 April 2021
* 1300 local time
* METAR UGKO 021250Z 32004KT 9000 BKN 7.5/12 SCT/BKN 21/23 SCT 40 Q2992/1013 NOSIG=

1.4 Air threats

Russian MiG-21s, MiG-25s and MIG-29s are routinely patrolling Russian airspace north of the Caucausus mountains and South Ossetian air space.

1.6 Friendly forces

The 55th Combined Air Expeditionary Force based at Kutaisi Air Base.

1.7 Civilian/3rd part

Civilian air traffic is active in the Caucasus.

2 MISSION

Routine flight schedule to uphold Georgian souvernity and hone flying skills. See flights below.

In case of major Russian aggression:

Scenario A (SANTANDER): Russian violation of Georgian airspace. Mission: Fighter scramble.

Scenario B (BARCLAYS): Impending Russian invasion of Georgia. Mission: Fighter scramble. Strike fighter scramble to standby for:

Scenario C (GOLDMAN): Evident Russian invasion of Georgia. Mission:

1. Destroy bridges to Abkhazia (ANNEX B). Orientation, west to east:
a. Anakalia Bridge
b. Orsantia Bridge
c. Koki Bridge
d. Shamgona Bridge (Bridge NW of Shamgona Island)
e. Enguri Bridge
f. Pakhulani Bridge

2. Destroy the Roki Tunnel southern mouth (ANNEX C).

3. Destroy the Verkhny-Lars border crossing (ANNEX D).

4. Defend key locations in Georgia:
a. Vaziani Air Base (ANNEX E)
b. Vaziani Military Base HQ (east of Vaziani Air Base) (ANNEX E)
c. Bogdan’s world-renowned and multiple award-winning gourmet sausage factory (ANNEX F)

EXECUTION

3.1 Commander’s intent

Uphold Georgian souvernity and hone flying skills.

3.2 Packages

No package.

3.3 Order of events

See individual flight briefings for planned flight schedules.

3.4 Rules of engagement

ROE: A
Normal Condition, as per SPINS

ROE: C
Combat Condition, as per SPINS

3.5 Acceptable level of risk

Normal Condition ALR: LOW
As per SPINS

Combat Condition ALR: HIGH
As per SPINS

3.6 Flight tasking

ARCTIC1
* 1326 Depart Kutaisi Air Base
* 1335 Strike Exercise at R114, simulated drops only, no live ammunition to be expended
* AAR
* 1440 RTB
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: Strike the Roki Tunnel and Verkhny-Lars border crossing

Mission Loadout: 3x AIM-120C, 2x AIM-9X, 4x GBU-32, ATFLIR, 2x XT

Waypoints:
1. R114
2. Roki Tunnel southern mouth
3. Verkhny-Lars border crossing
4. Vaziani Air Base
5. Vaziani Military Base / CAP Delta
6. Bogdan’s Factory / CAP Charlie
7. Kutaisi / CAP Bravo
8. CAP Alpha

BENDER2
* RTB Kutaisi Air Base from a NATO exercise in Turkey (air-start)
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: Defend Vaziani Air Base and Vaziani Military Base against air and ground attacks

Ferry Loadout: 2x AIM-9X, ATFLIR, 2x XT
Contingency loadout: 3x AIM-120C, 2x AIM-9X, 2x GBU-16, 1x AGM-65E, ATFLIR, 2x XT

Waypoints:
1. Batumi Airport
2. Lanchuti Transition West
3. Roki Tunnel southern mouth
4. Verkhny-Lars border crossing
5. Vaziani Air Base
6. Vaziani Military Base / CAP Delta
7. Bogdan’s Factory / CAP Charlie
8. Kutaisi / CAP Bravo
9. CAP Alpha

CRIMSON3
* AWACS escort (air-start)
* RTB when escort relief flight INDY9 is on station, expect 1335
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: CAP, Intercept

Loadout: 5x AIM-120C, 2x AIM-9X, ATFLIR, 2x XT

Waypoints:
1. CAP Alpha
2. CAP Bravo
3. CAP Charlie
4. CAP Delta

DUSTY4
* 1328 Depart Kutaisi Air Base
* 1340 Rendevouz ARCO1 for AAR
* 1355 High aspect BFM exercise, harddeck A10, ceiling A25
* 1448 RTB
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: Intercept

Loadout: 5x AIM-120C, 2x AIM-9X, ATFLIR, 2x XT

Waypoints:
1. CAP Alpha
2. CAP Bravo
3. CAP Charlie
4. CAP Delta

ELVIS5
* 1324 Depart Kutaisi Air Base
* 1335 Defensive BFM exercise, harddeck A10, ceiling A25
* 1445 RTB Kutaisi
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: CAP, Intercept

Loadout: A/A, FL decides

Waypoints:
1. CAP Alpha / Exercise mid-point, radius 15nm
2. CAP Bravo
3. CAP Charlie
4. CAP Delta

INDY9
* 1318 Depart Kutaisi Air Base
* 1335 Relief CRIMSON3 as E-3C escort A29
* Remain on station until 1455
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: CAP, Intercept

Loadout: A/A, FL decides

Waypoints:
1-2. Northern Air Patrol Track (Mountain Track)
3. CAP Charlie
3-4. South-Eastern Air Patrol Track (Capital Track)
4. CAP Delta
5-6. Western Air Patrol Track (Sea Track)
6. CAP Alpha
7-8. E-3C Patrol Track
9. Kutaisi / CAP Bravo

JESTER1
* 1322 Depart Kutaisi Air Base
* 1340 Establish Air Patrol along the Georgian border to Russia, south of the Caucasus mountains
* TOS 70 minutes, then RTB
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: CAP, Intercept

Loadout: A/A, FL decides

Waypoints:
1-2. Northern Air Patrol Track (Mountain Track)
3. CAP Charlie
3-4. South-Eastern Air Patrol Track (Capital Track)
4. CAP Delta
5-6. Western Air Patrol Track (Sea Track)
6. CAP Alpha
7. Kutaisi / CAP Bravo

FENRIS6
* No scheduled flight operation today
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: Intercept

Loadout: A/A FL, decides

Waypoints:
1. Roki Tunnel southern mouth
2. Verkhny-Lars border crossing
3. Vaziani Military Base / CAP Delta
4. Bogdan’s Factory / CAP Charlie
5. Kutaisi / CAP Bravo
6. CAP Alpha
7. Bullseye

GRIM7
* No scheduled flight operation today
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: Strike the Roki Tunnel southern mouth. Re-arm and standby for intercept tasking.

Loadout: A/G / (A/A), FL decides

Waypoints:
1. Roki Tunnel southern mouth
2. Verkhny-Lars border crossing
3. Vaziani Military Base / CAP Delta
4. Bogdan’s Factory / CAP Charlie
5. Kutaisi / CAP Bravo
6. CAP Alpha
7. Bullseye

HAWG8
* 1320 Depart Kutaisi Air Base
* 1332 AAR
* 1348 Interdiction Exercise at R99, simulated drops only, no live ammunition to be expended
* 1450 RTB
* Contingency GOLDMAN tasking: Strike the six bridges along the Georgian-Abkhazian border. Interdict enemy ground forces south of Enguri River.

Loadout: Full A/G loadout, FL decides

Waypoints:
1. R99
2. Anakalia Bridge
3. Orsantia Bridge
4. Koki Bridge
5. Shamgona Bridge (Bridge NW of Shamgona Island)
6. Enguri Bridge
7. Pakhulani Bridge

4 ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS

4.1 Airfield operations

* Kutaisi Air Base
* TCN: 44X
* Active runway: 25
* Departure via Exit North/West
* Approach via Entry East

4.2 Carrier operations

No Carrier Strike Group present in the Black Sea.

4.3 Tankers

As per Aerial Refueling SOP

5 COMMAND AND CONTROL

5.1 Commander

* Mission commander is STINGRAY (AWACS)
* Air to Ground Commander is WHIPLASH (JSTAR)

5.2 Frequencies

As per Comms SOP

Remarks:
WHIPLASH (JSTAR) Ch 8
CAP C Ch 13

5.3 Authentication

RAMROD: GRANDSLICE
As per Authentication SOP

5.4 Freq flow (Airfield flights)

6, 7, 9, 3/5/8/10, 7

5.5 Freq flow (Carrier flights)

N/A

5.6 Brevity

SANTANDER Russian violation of Georgian airspace
BARCLAYS impending Russian invasion of Georgia
GOLDMAN evident Russian invasion of Georgia (Combat Condition, ROE C, ALR HIGH)

5.7 Bullseye

Senaki-Kolhi N 42 15.00′ E 42 03.00′

6 ANNEXES

ANNEX A. Tactical Map:

ANNEX B. Bridges over Enguri River:

ANNEX C. Roki Tunnel southern mouth:

ANNEX D. Verhkny-Lars border crossing north of Kazbegi:

ANNEX E. Vaziani Air Base (left) and Vaziani Military Base (right):

ANNEX F. A) Bogdan’s sausage factory. The secret sausage recipe is allegedly including a dash of Borjomi mineral water to further enrich the gastronomical experience. B) Borjomi mineral water plant:

Maps
Large size map of AO with all waypoints, tankers, carriers etc
Smaller maps of target areas with waypoints marked

Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
20:00 - 23:00

Venue

Caucasus

Organizers

Johnny
Apollo
Bankler

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