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    Airpower Summary for April 27

    Airpower Summary for April 27 - A-10 Warthog lifting off

    Courtesy Photo | An A-10 Warthog from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany takes off to a combat mission here...... read more read more

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    04.27.2008

    Courtesy Story

    United States Air Forces Central     

    By the U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs Office

    SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations Apr. 27, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.

    In Afghanistan, an Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fired cannon rounds onto enemy combatants in Jalalabad. Furthermore, the A-10 conducted a show of force in order to deter enemy activities in the same area. The missions were declared successful by the Joint Terminal Attack Controller.
    Air Force B-1B Lancers dropped Guided Bomb Unit-31s onto enemy fighting positions in both Nangalam and Asadabad. The JTAC confirmed the missions a success.

    In Ghazni, Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles performed shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The missions were reported as successful by the JTAC.

    A Royal Air Force GR.7 Harrier conducted a show of force over enemy positions in the vicinity of Bermel. The JTAC declared the mission a success.

    Shows of force were performed by an F-15E and an A-10 over enemy positions in Sangin. The missions were confirmed as successful by the JTAC.

    In Gereshk and Now Zad, F-15Es conducted shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The JTAC reported the missions as successful.

    A French Air Force Mirage-2000 performed a show of force over enemy positions in the vicinity of Qalat. The mission was declared a success by the JTAC.

    In Lwara and Asadabad, A-10s conducted shows of force in order to deter enemy activities in the area. The JTAC confirmed the missions as successful.

    In total, 46 close air support missions were flown as part of the ISAF and Afghan security forces, reconstruction activities and route patrols.

    Fifteen Air Force and Royal Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Afghanistan. Additionally, one Royal Air Force aircraft performed tactical reconnaissance.

    In Iraq, a Navy F/A-18C Hornet performed a show of force over enemy positions in the vicinity of Baghdad. The mission was reported as a success by the JTAC.

    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.
    Nineteen Air Force, Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions as part of operations in Iraq. Additionally, seven Air Force, 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 111 airlift sorties were flown; 421 tons of cargo delivered, and 2,988 passengers were transported. This included approximately 130,100 pounds of troop re-supply air-dropped in Afghanistan.

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

    On Apr. 26, U.S. Air Force, French, and Royal Air Force aerial refueling crews flew 48 sorties and off-loaded approximately 2.8 million pounds of fuel to 245 receiving aircraft.

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    Date Taken: 04.27.2008
    Date Posted: 04.29.2008 15:38
    Story ID: 18907
    Location: (UNDISCLOSED LOCATION)

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