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  1. OPERATION ORDER TO: A COY 2 PARA BN FROM: SILBOT, CAPT, OC A COY 2 PARA SUBJECT: Operation IRON UNIFORM VI 112000ZNOV2018 +++++++++++++++BEGINS+++++++++++++++ I. PRELIMS Time: 0530L Weather: cold and foggy at dusk and dawn; hot and sunny during the day Current pos: FOB SKUA TASK ORG: 0 - CAPT Silbot 10A - Lt MacDonald 10B - Sgt Dahl 41A - A/LCpl Cullen II. GROUND Limited high ground with dirt roads connecting compounds, gives way to fields with trees and shallow ditches lining the boundaries. Roads are limited in the lowlands and connect mud-walled compounds. III. SITUATION After a very successful operation in Chahar Dara, we have begun construction of a new FOB (codename KEYSTONE) within Chahar Dara which will greatly improve our response times to situations within our area of influence. Once we have completed KEYSTONE, 2 platoon will move into FOB SKUA with 3 platoon remaining at Camp FULMAR. We now know the identities of the local Taliban commander, his son, 2 remaining deputies and the smuggler he associates with along with. Unfortunately, it is currently impossible to confirm the INTEL we have on enemy resources and troop movements. However we do now know how resources and fighters are entering the area undetected. In the 3 days since construction of KEYSTONE began, a number of mortar rounds, RPGs and small arms have been fired towards KEYSTONE and Kar Shek. Unfortunately, one of the mortar rounds fired towards Kar Shek fatally wounded the police chief. We also believe that a number of Taliban have disguised themselves within the civilian population as the bodies of a village elder and his son were found near Tabeed. Both are believed to have been executed. The enemy stronghold of Anbar Tappeh along with the village of Gerdan have been a regular source of SIGINIT. Along with limited HUMINT from the ANA and ANP, we believe the enemy have brought large amounts of reinforcements in the form of fighters, weapons, ammunition, explosives and other materiel into the AO. We currently have no INTEL as to the intended destination of these resources. Due to these events, the planned night assaults on Andi and the stronghold of Kamar have been postponed until further notice in order to allocate all required resources for an assault on the suspected enemy HQ of Tal Kar before it can be reinforced. Due to the current air threat, air support is restricted from crossing further north than Tap La. MEDEVACs will need to fly NOE once north of Tap Ka. BN HQ is considering a ROE adjustment in response to the evolving environment. ENEMY FORCES Strength: J2 assessed as Coy Strength remaining in our AO. Morale: Assessed as reasonable Small arms: Generally AK type small arms up to 14.5mm of Russian manufacture but with some older western FN type armaments being displayed. Hvy Weapons: RPG7 or variants and 82mm mortars are likely. Vehicles: Civilian vehicles or technicals Aircraft: Not likely Air Threat: At least 1x FIM-92 Stinger Mine Threat: LOW in general but assume HIGH IED threat in areas of interest. FRIENDLY FORCES A Coy 2 & 3 Plt will be on standby at Camp FULMAR ANA understrength Coy in the AO. Air assets are available. IV. MISSION With environment around us changing regularly, BN HQ has decided the capture of the suspected Taliban HQ of Tal Kar is key to the creation of a buffer zone between ourselves and the enemy. We will therefore liaise with the ANA at their base in Chahar Dara, The ANA will place themselves into a fire support position in the desert hills to the south west of Tal Kar, giving us to cover to assault Tal Kar itself. Troops are to exercise caution when engaging targets. There is a high possibility that the enemy will use human shields in their operations. The relationship and level of trust between ourselves and the civilian population is on a knife edge after deaths of the village elder and his son, the relationship between civilians and the ANA/ANP is not far behind. There is also a possibility that the enemy will have left key intelligence in and around the compounds of Tal Kar. We are not expecting a defending force of more than 2 sections. 2 platoon are currently tasked with security around KEYSTONE. 3 platoon will continue to hold their positions south of Andi. The ANA with continue to hold Kar Shek Ark along with their positions around Tanpeh and south of Andi. V. EXECUTION Orders from Capt Silbot/Lt MacDonald to follow. VI. ROE Card ALPHA. People live and work in this AO and we are not here to disrupt that. I expect sighting reports to be coming to me before anyone starts engaging targets unless there is a clear and immediate threat to life. VII. CSS i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE. ii. Equipment: As per SOP ii. Weapons: As per SOP iv. Ammo: As per SOP v. Meds/CMT: CSMR are to operate as per SOP. IIX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL i. Command: Capt Silbot (0A), Lt MacDonald (10A), Sgt Dahl (10B). ii. Signals: 148/117 Channels; 1 Pltn Net Channel 1, Coy net Channel 3, Log Net Channel 4, Fires Net Channel 5, Flight net Channel 7. iii. Challenge/Response: SIERRA NOVEMBER / OSCAR WHISKY +++++++++++++++++ENDS+++++++++++++++++
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    OPORD Operation IRON UNIFORM V 042000ZNOV18

    Map data added.
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    OPORD Operation IRON UNIFORM V 042000ZNOV18

    OPORD posted. Waiting on MAP DATA from J2, and then FRAGO from Silbot/Mac will probably follow shortly.
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    OPORD Operation IRON UNIFORM IV 282000ZOCT18

    CORRIGENDUM: This operation will start at 2000Z, not 1900Z as previously stated; the clocks going back has brought local time back in line with GMT.
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    UPDATE A3: Modpack

    Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Updated: @16aa Updated gear @16aa_thirdparty Added 1tac_admin.pbo Size: ~2MB
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    Our ArmA3Sync now supports HTTP

    Theoretically, this should help people with patchy connections. I hope it will mean that the people who have to leave their computers on for days to download the mods can now leave their computers unattended. The details are available at https://community.16aa.net/guides/arma3-server-information/ (only accessible if you are signed in). There is no need to switch if you are currently happy with downloading via FTP. Please let me know if there are any issues.
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    UPDATE A3: Modpack

    Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Updated: @16aa fixed errors on some uniforms updated gear Size: ~2MB
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    Onward - availability

    @James @Plt Off Clayton Onward this Friday? All others welcome.
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    UPDATE A3: Modpack

    Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Added: @kunduz Updated: @16aa hotfix for flight uniforms (error and incorrect gear) removed sunglasses Size: ~1.5GB.
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    UPDATE A3: Modpack

    Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Updated: @16aa reverted uniforms re-dded a section crate updated 16AA units with latest gear from gearscript (gearscript now optional rather than essential). removed CUP dependencies added various placeable 16AA units with appropriate gear (e.g. regular, jungle, training etc). restructured 16AA Faction to better represent current Orbat. removed GMLRS removed AS90 @16aa_thirdparty removed NDS mortar and quadbike removed Hazar Kot valley removed MILGP removed MRB voice stop added bzly_nogoggs @ace @acex @cba_a3 @rhsafrf @rhsusaf optionals/@achilles optionals/@sthud Removed: @cup_vehicles (feel free to delete these folders manually to free up space on your PC) @cup_units @cup_weapons @apphia @ruha Size: ~11GB.
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    UPDATE A3: Modpack

    Our modpack has been updated; please update now. The following changes have been made: Added: @hafm Apologies for the tardiness. I've been working at getting updating the infrastructure required pretty much non-stop since the modpack update was requested yesterday morning. Size: ~800MB. Edit: if you downloaded this before 4:10pm UK time, please check A3Sync again as there has been a very small hotfix. NB: please make sure ArmA3Sync points to ftp.16aa.net, not connect.16aa.net.
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    Operation VELVET I 301900ZSEP18

    OPERATION ORDER TO: A COY 2 PARA BN FROM: MACDONALD, LT, 1PLT SUBJECT: Operation Velvet I 301900ZSEP18 ++++++++++++++BEGINS++++++++++++++++ I. SITUATION A splinter group of the Altis Armed Forces have taken over KAVALA with the backing of a unknown source. They have now declared KAVALA as FIA territory. KAVALA police have surrounded the town and attempted to retake it without success. While large majority of the civilian population have fled to camps in the nearby towns set up by the Altis Government and guarded by AAF, there is still a number of civilians within KAVALA. The AAF have resorted to the use of Artillery and MLRS systems in an attempt to demoralise the FIA and as such around a dozen FIA have already surrendered to AAF forces. II. GROUND Tight streets and urban environment within KAVALA. Hilly areas give way to agricultural land interspersed with small villages and towns outside KAVALA. KNOWN BARRICADES are marked in BLUE. Likely location of EN HQ is within BLACK BORDER. III. ENEMY FORCES Believed to be no more than 2 platoons of infantry with limited ammo and technicals. LOW possibility of IEDs. HIGH possibility of snipers. NO air assets. LOW possibility anti-air units. IV. FRIENDLY FORCES We have friendly forces of Kavala police and elements of the Altis Armed Forces, both are considered low quality troops, we have no information on the location or activity of the IDF that the AAF have been using. We have air support available. V. PROBABLE OWN MISSION Conduct assault on Kavala, remove enemy forces and return control to the Kavala police and Altis government. VI. IN DETAIL We will approach from the south of Kavala and push through the streets, clearing houses as we go, once the hospital to the east of Kavala has been secured, we will move towards the dockyard in the west of the town, it is believed that the command structure is hold out in one these buildings and once removed or captured that the remaining forces will surrender or flee by land and boats. Civilians are known to still be in the area and a large amount of the city has taken heavy damage from government artillery. KAVALA police will continue to hold a perimeter around the city and elements of the AAF with push into KAVALA from the north. In the event of heavy resistance, the AAF will secure the northern and centre sections of KAVALA as well as the hospital which 1st Platoon push towards the dockyard. VII. CSS i. Dress: CEFO, MTP and PPE. ii. Equipment: SOP iii. Weapons. SOP v. Meds/CMT: As per SOP. vi. POW & Detainees: Report to 10A. IX. COMMAND AND SIGNAL i. Command: Capt Silbot (0A), Lt MacDonald (10A) ii. Signals: 148/117 Channels; 1 Pltn net channel 1, Coy net channel 3, Log net channel 4, Fires net channel 5, Flight net channel 6. iii. Challenge/Response: PAPA ALPHA / ROMEO ALPHA +++++++++++++++ENDS+++++++++++++++++
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    Onward - availability

    bump - anyone interested in playing on, say, Friday this week?