Your mission is to provide Close Air Support to Georgian ground forces Alpha and Bravo.
To your help you have two Georgian Air Force SU-25s and one US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper available to provide fire and intel support.
Use the F10 menu to request tasking and command air and ground assets.
At mission start Alpha and Bravo will be standing by somewhere in the Georgian region of the map (use F10 menu to request their current position). When you are in range to provide air support - request tasking at their current postion and they will (given the command) move to and designate/engage enemy ground units in the area. Once a target is taken out, you can request a new task with the current ground unit, or request position of a different set of ground units at another position.
ALPHA AND BRAVO
Ground units Alpha and Bravo consists of Georgian Army T-72, BMP-2, BTR-80 and Cobra MRAPs. Embedded with the ground units is a US Air Force JTAC ready to designate targets. At mission start they will be standing by at different locations around Georgia. Use the F10 menu to request their position, command them to advance, hold, designate targets mark their own position with smoke and hold/open fire. When they are given the order to advance they will move towards the targets last known position. They can advance either on or off road. When commanding the ground units to designate targets they will use their default laser codes, unless specifically ordered otherwise (they can both use three different laser codes). Just remember to turn their current designation off first before changing laser codes. They can report their own current position either via MGRS coordinates or by marking their position with colored smoke. When the ground units are given the order to hold fire they will do so until they start taking fire, at which point they will defend themselves.
There are three air units on standby. A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper that will move towards the enemys position and orbit the target and designate units by threat prioritization. The Reaper is very autonomous and will not often need orders, unless you want it to engage targets. It can either engage any target at will with a specific weapon, or it can be ordered to attack a specific target with a specific weapon. The Reaper can also report its current fuel and weapon status.
The two Georgian SU-25s standing by can be ordered to take off individually with either extra fuel or extra missiles. They always carry a full load of cannon rounds and four rocket pods, but you can choose wether they take off with two extra fuel tanks (increasing their range) two or four missiles (increasing their firepower). Once airborne they can move to specified IPs around the map, or move to the targets current position. If the latter is selected they will move at mil power (arriving sooner, but burning more fuel - thus decreasing their range). Just like the Reaper they can either engage a target of their own choosing or a specific target with a specific weapon. They can also report their current position, fuel and weapon status.
Note that all air units will report when they have used up half their fuel, and they will automatically RTB when they are running low on fuel.
When either of the ground units or the Reaper has eyes on target you will be able to get intel on the targets current position, heading (if moving) and composition. If none of the ground units or the Reaper has eyes on the target no intel will be available.