AFSOUTH operational update - 30 Nov 95
OPERATION DENY FLIGHT UPDATE
STATISTICS AS OF 30 NOVEMBER 95:
Number of days since Operation DENY FLIGHT started = 970
"No-Fly" Zone fighter sorties flown over Bosnia-Herzegovina = 22,826
Close Air Support and Air Strike sorties over Bosnia-Herzegovina = 22,569
Sorties by SEAD, NAEW, tanker, reconnaissance and support aircraft = 31,963
Number of training missions flown = 20,360
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.
- 5 x Mirage F-1CR reconnaissance aircraft at Istrana AB,
- 6 x Mirage 2000C fighter aircraft (NFZ) (plus 3 on
recall) at Cervia AB, Italy.
- 4 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,
- 1 x E-3F AEW at Avord.
- 6 x Jaguar fighter bombers (plus 2 on recall) at Istrana
-14 x Tornado aircraft (UN Rapid Reaction Force support),
Piacenza AB, Italy.
- 8 x PA-200 Tornados (CAS) at Ghedi AB, Italy.
- 6 x AMX (CAS) aircraft at Istrana AB, Italy.
- 1 x C-130 support aircraft at Pisa AB, Italy.
- 4 x G-222 support aircraft at Pisa AB, Italy.
- 1 x B-707 air-to-air refueling aircraft at Pratica Di
Mare AB, Italy.
- 4 x F-16A fighter aircraft (NFZ) (plus 2 on recall) at
Villafranca AB, Italy.
- 5 x F-16A ground attack aircraft (CAS) (plus 2 on recall)
at Villafranca AB.
- 3 x F-16R reconnaissance aircraft (plus 2 on recall) at
- 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.
- 8 x F-16C fighter aircraft (NFZ)(plus 10 on recall) at
Ghedi AB, Italy.
- 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 at Gioia del
- 6 x Sea Harrier dual-role capable aircraft (CAS/NFZ) on
the aircraft carrier when in the Adriatic.
- 2 x L-1011 air-to-air refuelling aircraft at Palermo,
- 2 x E-3D aircraft at Aviano AB, Italy.
- 8 x USAF F-15E (CAS\NFZ) at Aviano AB.
-12 x USMC F-18D dual role aircraft (CAS/NFZ), at Aviano
-12 x USAF F-16C/D dual role capable (CAS/NFZ) at Aviano
- 8 x USAF O/A-10 ground attack aircraft (CAS) at Aviano
- 3 x USAF EC-130 Airborne Battlefield Command and Control
Center aircraft at Aviano AB, Italy.
- 2 x USAF EC-130 electronic warfare aircraft at Aviano AB,
- 2 x USAF AC-130 Gunship aircraft at Brindisi AB, Italy.
-10 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.
-12 x USN FA-18C fighter aircraft (NFZ) on the aircraft
carrier when in the Adriatic.
- 6 x USN FA-18C dual role aircraft on the aircraft
carrier when in the Adriatic.
- 6 x EA6B electronic warfare aircraft on the aircraft
carrier when in the Adriatic.
NATO Airborne Early Warning Force aircraft:
- 8 x E-3A aircraft at Geilenkirchen, Germany; Trapani,
Italy and Action, 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.
OPERATION SHARP GUARD UPDATE
To conduct operations to monitor and enforce compliance with UN
sanctions in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions
(UNSCR) 713, 757, 787 , 820 and 943. Combined Task Force 440,
in particular, has prevented all unauthorized shipping from
entering the territorial waters of the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and all arms from entering
the former Yugoslavia. As a consequence of UNSC resolutions
1021 and 1022, the SHARP GUARD mission is currently limited to
arms embargo enforcement. In particular, UNSC resolution 1022
suspended indefinitely, subject to certain provisions, the
commercial embargo against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia;
SHARP GUARD units remain ready to resume at short notice, full
implementation of sanctions if the conditions set by the
resolution are not met. As per UNSC resolution 1021, the
weapons and military equipments embargo against the former
Yugoslavia remains in effect until the conditions set out in
the resolution are met.
The joint NATO/WEU Operation SHARP GUARD began on 15 June 1993
replacing the separate NATO and WEU operations; MARITIME GUARD
and SHARP FENCE.
During the period 22 November 1992 to 30 November 1995 NATO and
WEU forces have challenged, boarded or diverted to a port for
inspection the following numbers of merchant vessels:
Challenged = 64,317
Boarded and inspected at sea = 4,912
Diverted and inspected in port = 1,369
These results have been achieved by:
Ship days spent at sea = 11,420
Maritime Patrol Aircraft sorties =8,069
NATO and French Airborne Early Warning Aircraft sorties =
HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332), frigate (Canada)
HMCS Calgary (FFH 335), frigate (Canada)
FS La Motle Picquet (D 645), destroyer (France)
FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet (F 794), frigate (France)
FGS Emden (F 210), frigate (Germany)
FGS Koeln (F 211), frigate (Germany)
HS Formion (D 220), destroyer (Greece)
ITS Euro (F 575), frigate (Italy)
ITS Francesco Mimbelli (D 561), 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)
SPS Numancia (FFG 83) , frigate (Spain)
SPS Andalucia (F 72), frigate (Spain)
TCG Fatih (FFG 242), frigate (Turkey)
HMS Beaver (F 93),frigate (United Kingdom)
HMS Brazen (F 91), frigate (United Kingdom)
USS Boone (FFG 28), frigate (United States)
USS Nicholas (FFG 47), frigate (United States)
USS Scott (DDG 995), destroyer (United States)