Stardate: Forday, 103-130 ABY/TAg Market Island Security Forces
Region: The Tau-Tau Autonomous District
After Action Review: Pre-Emptive Strike Against Bongolaanian Fighter Base;
Morning, Local Time
Based on information provided by members of a Tarsan Diplomatic Security Team, TAg Market Facility managers agreed to launch a pre-emptive strike against the Crimson Ace fighter base on Concmar Island. The purpose of the strike was to prevent Bongolaanian forces from obtaining air and space superiority over the TAg Market Islands.
The Tarsan Security personnel did not want their names or ship (an armed YT-1300 transport) to be identified in this report, but volunteered to join the strike. An electronic warfare pod was attached to their vessel and was assigned to follow Squadron Leader Shamira's X-Wing on the attack run. The station's remaining 4 X-Wings were also readied for action.
The 6-ship formation took off before dawn and flew nap-of-the-earth (NOE) in a circuitous route to the objective.
Due to on-going diplomatic talks, the Crimson Aces were ordered to stand-down, so all their TIE Fighters were on the ground. However, the base was protected by two Surface-to-Orbit Artillery (SOAs--mobile blaster cannons).
Once over Concmar Island, the strike divided into 3 x 2-ship formations, as it flew through the valleys on Concmar Island.
The attack achieved complete surprise. Five TIE fighters and a Lambda-Class Shuttle were destroyed on the first pass.
However, the central SOA vehicle opened fire, damaging Flight Leader Shamira's fighter.
Five more TIE Fighters were destroyed in the second pass. Flight Leader Shamira managed to get off some shots at the second SOA vehicle, but not before receiving more damage to his X-wing. Lieutenant Adva's fighter was also damaged by blaster fire from the central SOA weapon.
Another volley of blaster fire damaged Lieutenant Tsvi's X-Wing as the formation egressed from the target area. Grazing fire from the SOA vehicle destroyed the electronic warfare pod strapped to the YT-1300 freighter.
The pilots of the damaged X-Wings were forced to ditch near the southern tip of Kulovaan Island. The remaining ships landed at Pierson Station without incident. The crew of the YT-1300 insisted on readying their vessel for space flight and took off within hours of landing. Their destination remains unknown at this time.
The three pilots who ejected were picked up by GPV-254 (Grav Patrol Boat).
While only 2 X-Wings remain serviceable, the strike was deemed successful in neutralizing the Crimson Aces' presence on Zenya. Post-strike BDA (Battle Damage Assessment) indicates the remaining craft, 2 x TIE Fighters and a Lambda-Class Shuttle, received at least minor damage.
While successful, less than one-quarter of the Crimson Aces mercenary unit was with hired for by Bongolaan. It is likely the remaining personnel will want to opt-out of their contract and return to their headquarters.