Red has had enough of Blue’s Operation Southern Watch! They have closed down the Strait of Hormuz and trapped the Abraham Lincoln, Independence, and Tarawa in the Persian Gulf. Blue must secure passage through the strait and get the carrier group to safety in the Gulf of Oman!
Three primary threats must be destroyed: 8 Su-24s at Kerman airport, 5 hostile corvettes in the Strait of Hormuz, and a convoy of Silkworms heading to the coast. Threats are variable between Hawk, SA-2, SA-6, Rapier, and MANPADS ADA, as well as various fighter patrols consisting primarily of F-4s and F-5s, with some F-14s and MiG-29s. The mission is successful when the primary objectives are destroyed or if the carrier group makes it to the Gulf of Oman without losing any of the three carriers.
This is a cooperative/PvE mission intended for anywhere between 4 and 16 players (there are a total of 46 playable slots). The primary intent was to have a more relaxed mission for the new Supercarrier module, but there are slots on the old Stennis as well as the Tarawa and land bases. AI assistance is available to help achieve the primary objectives, though they will by no means complete everything by themselves (and there will be some variability on their success, depending on how the mission plays out). It is not a short mission as the overall flight distance is anywhere from 200nmi to 800nmi, depending on chosen objectives and airframe. Available aircraft are F-14s, F-15s, F-16s, F/A-18s, A-10A/Cs, AV-8s, Mirage 2000s, Gazelles and UH-1s (note: helicopters have a smaller secondary objective to achieve).
Restrictions are weapon limitations for the 1998 year, so no AIM-120C, AIM-9X, CBU-103/105, JDAM, or AGM-154C. The mission times out after 12 hours (it takes approximately 10 hours for the carrier group to reach the Gulf of Oman).
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