Operation Dawn Shield

Dec 21 Rob  
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Mission Map.

After the strikes earlier this morning C3I assets in the area have detected a major increase in Irani defence assets, while negotiations are ongoing between respective governments, limited coalition strikes will be taking place against the Islands by Coalition assets, while several BAR caps are being set up to defend UAE airspace from counter attack.

Australian and US Forces as part of “Task Group Warrior” are being tasked with closing a strategic hole alone the coast line and are required to be on station from 11:15 to 12:45 local time. As such a Barrier Combat Air Patrol is to be set up, no air traffic should be allowed through this area unidentified and coalition forces unless under duress should use the 2 corridors into UAE Airspace. Failure to do so may result in interception.

TGW has been tasked with a total of 12 airframes and 6 ‘spares’ for the mission full allocations are below, as are Rules of Engagement.

Support assets in the region will consist of E3 AWACS support and KC135 Tankers, other areas will have their own caps respectively.

Mission Assets


  • 8 x F/A-18C Hornets.
  • 4 x F-16C Lot 50 Vipers.
  • 6 x spare aircraft
  • Destruction of an airframe will reduce spares by 1, if all spares are lost no further A/C are allowed.


To simulate proper wartime weapon loads weapon counts WILL be limited for the mission the following stores will be available for the mission, the majority of these stores will be at Al-Drafhra only limited amounts will be at Al-Minhad and No military stores will be able to be fitted at civilian airfields.

  • 60 AIM-120C
  • 30 AIM-120B
  • 20 AIM-7
  • 30 AIM-9X
  • 60 AIM-9M


  • Texaco11 – A KC135MPRS tanker that will be on station for top 5X – 254.
  • SHELL11 – A KC135MPRS tanker that will be on station for top off before entering hostile air space. 17X – 254.
  • ARCO – A KC135 on 14X Channel 256.
  • Overlord – A E-3A Flying AWAC patrol. – 255

About Rob

Rob is the server monkey and founder of TGW, he grew up a RAAF brat, and has had a love of aviation from well as long as he can remember in large part thanks to his dad and mum. Sadly medical issues mean that dream won't ever come true, so instead he tries to recreate it in virtual space. He's programmed for Flight Sim, designed ATO/Tasking and simulation systems for VSOA's, made a virtual PC9 fly correctly and its systems run properly, Beta tested for P3D, done concept art and design work for a best selling author plus more. See more about Rob at his personal website http://robgraham.info

One comment

  • OceanOver
    Dec 21, 2019 @ 23:59 pm

    Here is a recording of the mission. Due to recent DCS issues, some in-game jerkiness occurred. Looking forward to revisiting this mission again in the future!


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