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.
9/06/1982 13:45 AM
Squadron: 109º "The Valley"
You are part of a group of 4 A-4E Skyhawks from IAF Squadron 109 "The Valley" deployed in Ramat-David. Your task is to suppress enemy air defenses in the Bekaa Valley using AGM-45 Shrike missiles. Follow your attack group (callsign Adir) in trail formation to the SAM area. Pay attention to the instructions of your leader. Minutes before reaching the SAM area, UAVs will be deployed through the skies as decoys to interfere and confuse enemy radars. Take advantage of that moment to locate the smoke from the missiles launched against the drones and thus find your objectives.
- Callsign: ADIR
- Flights: 4x A-4E
- Loadout: 4x AGM-45 SHRIKE / 1x Fuel Tank
- Task: SEAD Mision (Suppresion of Enemy Air Defenses) en el Valle de la Bekaa
- Target: IADS en el Valle de la Bekaa
- Threats: SA-2 / SA-3 / SA-6 / AAA
- No Available
- TACAN: 84X (Ramat-David)
- START UP: 13:45
- TAXI: 13:50
- TAKE OFF: 14:00 (Active Runway 33)
- TOT: 14:30