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    Airpower Summary for April 18

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    04.18.2008

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    United States Air Forces Central     

    By Air Forces Central Command

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations Apr. 18, according to combined air and space operations center officials.

    In Afghanistan, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles performed shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in Bermel, Khowst, and Lwara. The JTAC confirmed the success of the missions.

    An Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II performed a show of force in order to deter enemy activities in Zormat. The JTAC declared that the mission was successful.

    In Now Zad, a French Mirage-2000 performed a show of force in order to deter enemy activities. The JTAC reported that the mission was successful.

    In total, 45 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Ten 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-18F Super Hornets performed shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in Baghdad. The Joint Terminal Attack Controller declared that the missions were successful.

    In total, coalition aircraft flew 43 close air support missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. These missions integrated and synchronized coalition ground forces, protected key infrastructure, provided over watch for reconstruction activities and helped to deter and disrupt terrorist activities.

    Twenty-seven Air Force and Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, four Navy and Royal air force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

    U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III's provided intra-theater heavy airlift, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.

    Approximately 121 airlift sorties were flown; 341 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,169 passengers were transported. This included approximately 76,550 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

    Coalition C-130 crews from Australia and Canada flew as part of operations in Afghanistan or Iraq.

    On April 17, U.S. Air Force and Royal air force aerial refueling crews flew 41 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.4 million pounds of fuel to 160 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 04.18.2008
    Date Posted: 04.24.2008 16:28
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