Jan. 11 airpower summary: F-15E Strike Eagles hit enemy positions
1/12/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Jan. 11, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
In Afghanistan, an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle conducted a show of force to deter enemy activities in Gereshk. In addition, the F-15E fired cannon rounds to suppress enemy combatants in hostile contact against coalition forces. The missions were reported a success by the joint terminal attack controller.
In order to deter anti-coalition militia activities, shows of force were performed by F-15Es in Musa Qal'eh. The JTAC confirmed the mission successful.
An A-10 Thunderbolt II performed a show of force over enemy positions in Nangalam. The mission was reported as successful by the JTAC.
In Khowst, shows of force were performed by F-15Es in order to deter enemy activities. The JTAC confirmed the success of the mission.
A Royal Air Force GR-9 Harrier conducted a show of force to deter further movement of the enemy near Garmsir. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.
In total, 42 close-air-support missions were flown in support of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.
Eight Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, two Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
In Iraq, Navy F/A-18C Hornets dropped guided bomb unit-38s on several improvised explosive device emplacements. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.
In Iskanariyah, Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets targeted and destroyed emplaced IEDs by using GBU-38s. The JTAC declared the mission successful.
A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet performed a show of force over enemy combatants who were engaging coalition forces in the area. The mission was reported as a success by the JTAC.
In total, coalition aircraft flew 30 close-air-support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions supported coalition ground forces, protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.
Thirteen Air Force, Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, four Navy aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.
U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster IIIs provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.
Approximately 141 airlift sorties were flown, 424 tons of cargo were delivered and 4,586 passengers were transported. This included approximately 52,000 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.
Coalition C-130 crews from Australia, Canada, and Japan flew as part of operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.
On Jan. 10, Air Force and RAF tankers flew 40 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.5 million pounds of fuel to 215 receiving aircraft.
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