When the Israel Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon on June 6, 1982, Syria intervened to prevent them from gaining access to airspace. The Arab country began to mobilize both its armored vehicles and its 30 S-75, S-125 and SA-6 surface-to-air missile batteries towards the Bekaá Valley. Operation Mole Cricket 19 was a suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) campaign launched by the Israel Air Force (IAF) against Syrian targets on June 9, 1982, early in the 1982 Lebanon War. it was the first time in history that a Western-equipped air force successfully destroyed a Soviet-built surface-to-air missile (SAM) network. This is a mission for the A-4E Skyhawk mod inspired by Operation Mole Cricket 19.