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CENTAF releases airpower summary report

11/28/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.

Coalition aircraft flew 46 close-air support missions Nov. 27 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. They  supported coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities, and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities. 

Coalition aircraft also supported Iraqi and coalition ground forces operations to create a secure environment for upcoming December parliamentary elections. 

Fifteen Air Force and Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. 

An Air Force fighter aircraft performed in a non-traditional ISR role with its electro-optical and infrared sensors.

In Afghanistan, coalition aircraft flew 15 close-air support missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. These missions included support to coalition and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities, and the conduct of presence route patrols.

In addition, three Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan.

Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. They flew about 145 airlift sorties, delivered about 205 tons of cargo and transported more than 2,200 passengers. This included approximately 48,000 pounds of troop re-supply airdropped in central Afghanistan. 

Coalition C-130 from Canada and the Republic of Korea flew in support of either OIF or OEF.

On Nov. 26, Air Force and Royal Air Force tankers flew 34 sorties and off-loaded nearly 2.3 million pounds of fuel.

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