!XQ6W0CNp/o 07/14/10(Wed)23:05 No.11141792|
However, what concerns us most at the present time is the unexpected presence of a mercenary air wing apparently under Liberian contract. We've analyzed the radar tapes of the ambush, and have concluded that the aircraft departed from the Monrovian air field to intercept. Because the airfield is the site of UN operations as well, a strike against it has been denied. The use of advanced technology has been confirmed, including stocks of modern western hardware, as your last sortie proved. On the positive side, we have identified the mercenary company as AirScan, a PMC with strong US national links. While the US denies involvement in this conflict, the presence of AirScan seems to indicate otherwise. We are continuing our investigation of the details of the contract.
Because the balance of this operation hinges on securing air superiority over the skies of Monrovia, command has decided to pull AirScan out of hiding. Our original plan was to track their operational patterns and jump them when they didn't expect it, or simply deny them their airfield. Unfortunately they have varied their deployment and the airfield continues to be used by the UN. Since we are on a strict timetable, we have decided to try a more risky gambit, but one that has a high reward. We will use the Vengeance as bait, to draw them in, while your flight performs a combat air patrol guided by Copernicus. We have leaked the position of the Vengeance, as well as some operational time tables detailing a number of our flights and some false information. We have made it seem as if the Vengeance will be unprotected for a brief window, which is a target too big to ignore. Copernicus will direct you to intercept the strike packages, and it is vital that you succeed, since the Vengeance has limited defensive systems and no dedicated escort group.