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AFSOUTH operational update - 5 Oct 95

Miscellaneous Directory

From: Franco Veltri <>

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The following information updates fact sheets on current operations. Full text of fact sheets can be provided on request and is available at the NATO gopher (see footer)


On 4 October 95, in three seperate occasions, NATO aircraft, while conducting routine Deny Flight patrol over Bosnia Herzegovina, reacted to being illuminated by air defence radars by firing a HARM missile in self defense.


Number of days since Operation DENY FLIGHT started = 913 "No-Fly" Zone fighter sorties flown over Bosnia-Herzegovina = 22,201 Close Air Support and Air Strike sorties over Bosnia-Herzegovina = 25,133 Sorties by NAEW, tanker, reconnaissance and support aircraft = 26,094 Number of training missions flown = 18,238


Almost 4,500 personnel from 12 NATO countries -- Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States -- are deployed for this NATO operation. NATO aircraft are available at air bases in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom and on carriers in the Adriatic.

France: - 5 x Mirage F-1CR reconnaissance aircraft at Istrana AB, Italy. - 4 x Mirage 2000C fighter aircraft (NFZ) (plus 5 on recall) at Cervia AB, Italy. - 5 x Jaguar ground attack aircraft (CAS) (plus 1 on recall) at Istrana AB. - 6 x Mirage 2000K/D ground attack aircraft (CAS) (plus 3 on recall) at Cervia AB. - 6 x Super Etendard fighter bombers (CAS) on the aircraft carrier when in the Adriatic. - 3 x F-1CT (CAS) on call at Istrana AB. - 1 x C-135 air-to-air refuelling aircraft at Istres, France. - 1 x E-3F AEW at Avord.

Germany: -14 x Tornado aircraft (UN Rapid Reaction Force support), Piacenza AB, Italy.

Italy: - 8 x PA-200 Tornados (CAS) at Ghedi AB, Italy. - 6 x AMX (CAS) aircraft at Istrana AB, Italy.

The Netherlands: - 6 x F-16A fighter aircraft (NFZ) at Villafranca AB, Italy. - 7 x F-16A ground attack aircraft (CAS) at Villafranca AB. - 5 x F-16R reconnaissance aircraft at Villafranca AB.

Spain: - 1 x CASA 212 support aircraft at Dal Molin Military Airport, Vicenza, Italy. - 8 x EF-18 fighter aircraft (CAS/NFZ) at Aviano AB, Italy. - 2 x KC-130 air-to-air refuelling aircraft at Aviano AB.

Turkey: -18 x F-16C fighter aircraft (NFZ) at Ghedi AB, Italy.

United Kingdom: - 6 x FMK-3 Tornado fighter aircraft (NFZ) at Gioia del Colle AB, Italy. -10 x GR-7 Harrier aircraft (CAS) at Gioia del Colle AB. - 2 x GR-7 Harrier reconnaissance aircraft on call at Gioia del Colle AB. - 6 x Sea Harrier dual-role capable aircraft (CAS/NFZ) on the British aircraft carrier (when in the Adriatic). - 2 x L-1011 air-to-air refuelling aircraft at Palermo, Sicily (Italy). - 2 x E-3D aircraft at Aviano AB.

United States: - 8 x USAF F-15E (CAS) (plus 2 on recall) at Aviano AB. -12 x USMC F-18D dual role aircraft (CAS/NFZ), at Aviano AB. - 2 x USAF F-16C dual role capable aircraft (CAS/NFZ) (plus 10 on recall) at Aviano AB. - 8 x USAF F-16C/D dual role capable (CAS/NFZ) at Aviano AB. -12 x USAF O/A-10 ground attack aircraft (CAS) at Aviano AB. - 3 x USAF EC-130 Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center aircraft (plus 2 on recall) at Aviano AB, Italy. - 2 x USAF EC-130 electronic warfare aircraft (plus 1 on recall) at Aviano AB, Italy. - 2 x USAF AC-130 Gunship aircraft (plus 2 on recall)at Brindisi AB, Italy. -12 x USAF KC-135 air-to-air refuelling aircraft at Pisa, Italy, and Istres, France. - 6 x USMC EA-6B electronic warfare aircraft at Aviano AB. - 8 x USN EA-6B electronic warfare aircraft at Aviano AB. -12 x USN FA-18C fighter aircraft (NFZ) on a US aircraft carrier (when in the Adriatic). - 6 x USN FA-18C dual role aircraft on a US aircraft carrier (when in the Adriatic). - 5 x KC-10 air-to-air refueling aircraft on call at Genoa, Italy. - 2 x C-21 transportation aircraft at Capodichino airport, Naples, Italy. - 4 x EA6B electronic warfare aircraft on a US aircraft carrier (when in the Adriatic).

NATO Airborne Early Warning Force aircraft:

- 8 x E-3A aircraft at Geilenkirchen, Germany; Trapani, Italy and Preveza, Greece.

The French E-3F aircraft and those from the E-3A and E-3D Components of NATO's Airborne Early Warning Force (NAEWF) are supporting Operation DENY FLIGHT as well as the combined NATO/WEU Adriatic embargo enforcement Operation SHARP GUARD. The E-3A aircraft are flown by multi-national crews provided by 11 NATO nations.



During the period 22 November 1992 to 4 October 1995 NATO and WEU forces have challenged, boarded or diverted to a port for inspection the following numbers of merchant vessels:

Challenged = 60,479 Boarded and inspected at sea = 4,648 Diverted and inspected in port = 1,281

These results have been achieved by:

Ship days spent at sea = 10,810 Maritime Patrol Aircraft sorties = 7,628 NATO and French Airborne Early Warning Aircraft sorties = 5,468


SURFACE SHIPS: HMCS Ville deQuebec (332), frigate (Canada) FS Dupleix (D 641), destroyer (France) FS Quartier maitre Anquetil (FFG), frigate (France) FGS Emden (F 210), frigate (Germany) FGS Koeln (F 211), frigate (Germany) HDMS Niels Juel (F 354), frigate (Denmark) HS Elli (FFG 450), frigate (Greece) ITS Euro (F 575), frigate (Italy) ITS Perseo (F566), frigate (Italy) HNLMS Jan Van Brakel (F 825), frigate (The Netherlands) HNLMS Pieter Florisz (F826), Frigate (The Netherlands) NRP Alvares Cabral (F 331), frigate (Portugal) NRP Berrio (A 5210), tanker (Portugal) SPS Numancia (FFG 83) , frigate (Spain) SPS Extremadura (F 75), frigate (Spain) TCG Ege (FFG 256), frigate (Turkey) HMS Glasgow (D 88), destroyer (United Kingdom) HMS Battleaxe (FFG 89), frigate (United Kingdom) USS Boone (FFG 28), frigate (United States) USS Nicholas (FFG 47), frigate (United States) USS South Carolina (CGN 36), cruiser (United States) (5 October 1995) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AFSOUTH PUBLIC INFORMATION Viale della Liberazione, 80124 Naples, ITALY Tel. (39) (81) 721 2235/2263/2239 Fax (39) (81) 721 2973/ 593 6521 E-Mail AFSOUTH info can be accessed at the NATO GOPHER via directory root: (6)NATO\(12)NATO Agencies and mil. commands\(2)AFSOUTH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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