Coalition Aircraft Attack Iraqi SAM Sites





Coalition aircraft attack Iraqi SAM sites

An F-16CJ conducting routine enforcement of the northern no-fly zone Jan. 14 fired a high-speed anti-radiation missile at an Iraqi surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery system that posed a threat to coalition forces in the area.

In a separate incident, an F-15E launched an AGM-130 precision-guided missile at a SAM system that threatened coalition forces. The AGM-130A is a powered air-to-surface missile designed for high- and low-altitude strikes at standoff ranges against a variety of targets. There was no damage to coalition aircraft.

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron applies its speed brake upon touchdown after returning safely to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Jan. 14 following a routine enforcement mission in support of Operation Northern Watch. The Strike Eagle was part of a defensive strike on an Iraqi surface-to air-missile system in northern Iraq. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Vince Parker) 


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