CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 13
11/13/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 13.
In Afghanistan Nov. 12, an Air Force MQ-1 Predator conducted a strike against Taliban extremists near Kandahar. The Predator expended Hellfire missiles on enemy targets.
Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and Royal Air Force GR-7 Harriers provided close-air support for International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, troops in contact with Taliban extremists near Gereshk.
RAF GR-7s provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces near Sangin.
Navy F/A-18 Hornets provided close-air support to ISAF troops in contact with enemy forces near Deh Rawod.
An Air Force B-1B Lancer and Navy F/A-18s provided close-air support for ISAF troops in contact with Taliban extremists near Kandahar. The B1-B expended a guided bomb unit-31 and the F/A-18s expended a GBU-38 on enemy positions.
In total, 44 close-air-support missions were flown in support of ISAF and Afghan troops, reconstruction activities and route patrols.
Additionally, eight Air Force and RAF intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Afghanistan. Navy fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR roles with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.
In Iraq, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons provided close-air support to troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of Al Miqdadiyah and Samarra.
In total, coalition aircraft flew 32 close-air-support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions included support to coalition troops, infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.
Additionally, 18 Air Force, Navy, RAF and Royal Australian Air Force ISR aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq . Air Force fighter aircraft performed in non-traditional ISR roles with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.
Air Force rescue and medical crews on HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters flew medical evacuation missions in support of OEF. Two U.S. soldiers with injuries requiring urgent care were evacuated.
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 approximately 150 airlift sorties, delivered more than 314 tons of cargo and transported and some 6,600 passengers. This included more than 31,500 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in eastern Afghanistan.
Coalition C-130 crews from Australia and Canada flew in support of OIF or OEF.
On Nov.11, Air Force, RAF, Singaporean and French tankers flew 34 sorties and off-loaded almost 2.2 million pounds of fuel.
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