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Battle for the South Atlantic


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It had become increasingly clear to Imperial Command that with the current situation in the region preparation was key. Cape Verde had been finished and become the biggest base in the South Atlantic and one of the biggest in the entire Federation, it and the seas south of it were the perfect location for a full military exercise, however Athenians fighting against themselves with the same doctrine would be useless so invites were extended to two nations. The closest ally of the Athenian Federation and a promising nation in Northern Europe with which Athens and Rome desired at least a friendship.

[quote]To: The Military Departments of Sweden and the United Federation of the East
From: Imperial Command of the Athenian Federation

Subject:

In line with strategic objectives and the continued preparation of European and Atlantic forces we would like to formally invite you to take part in a simulated invasion of the Cape Verde islands. Basing will be available from different locations however most importantly the Canary Islands and Portugal. For this specific simulation all kinds of forces are welcome however the focus will be on the air and naval theaters. Please reply to this message if you wish to participate.

On behalf of the Imperial Command,
Field Marshal Linus Manolis [/quote]

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The [i]Sun Yat-sen[/i] Imperator II Class Grand Carrier shall be dispatched to the combat zone along with its support fleet. Additionally the [i]Beijing[/i] Amphibious Assault Ship with its expeditionary forces shall also participate.

We shall also dispatch our Aggressor Taskforce, consisting of fully upgraded photonic equipped Jd. Mk 2s, F-23s, Vipers, and STOVL Super JSFs, additionally we shall be dispatching our aggressor ground forces built around various foreign countries doctrines.

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[quote]"We thank the Athenian Federation for giving us a chance to undertake cooperative exercises with you at this time. As most of our navy is still being built or fitted out, we will send what we can at this point. We will require some port facilities for the exercise, as well as some sort of carrier-type facility or land-based facility, to land naval strike aircraft on, as our current carrier capabilities are lacking at this point."[/quote]

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Although the number of ships that the Swedish Navy currently possessed was low, the Swedish Admiralty and the Swedish Armed Forces High Command would do its best in ensuring that the exercises were attended by whatever the Swedish could afford to send. Centered around the cruiser [i]Uppland[/i], the destroyers [i]Gustav II[/i] and [i]Charles X[/i], along with the frigates [i]Stockholm[/i], [i]Gothenberg[/i], and [i]Malmo[/i]; Task Force [i]Northern Lights[/i] would depart Gothenberg for Lisbon. Accompanying the force would be the nuclear attack submarines [i]Hengist[/i] and [i]Horsa[/i], and the fast underway replenishment ship [i]Provider[/i], all of the ships recently completed and the first ships fielded by the Swedish Navy.

The Swedish Navy's Fleet Air Arm would deploy four squadrons of SAF-68 aircraft to the Canaries as well, while the Swedish Air Force would deploy AWACS aircraft, strategic reconnaissance aircraft, air-to-air refuelers, and some strategic airlift aircraft. The strategic airlift aircraft would be responsible for the deployment of 1st Battalion of the Coastal Rangers Regiment, one of the Sweden's primary maritime special operations units, which would fly with them to the Canaries.

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The ships of the Swedish surface action group, after about three days of steaming, would reach the Canaries in preparation for the coming exercises. The ships would be preceded by the aircraft comprising the aerial component of Sweden's participation in the exercises, as well as the ground troops on board airlift aircraft. The aircraft would request a designation of where the Athenian High Command wanted them to land before making their final approach towards the islands. Once landed, maintenance crews would disembark along with the token ground force assigned to the exercise. A forward air command and control group, along with a few naval staff officers which arrived with the aerial component, would meet with Athenian military staff, and work out the details for the basing of aircraft for the exercise itself, as well as details surrounding the basing of the Swedish naval component once it arrived.

Once authorized, the military staff would then relay the orders to the vessels, which would adjust their courses and/or final destinations accordingly. Once arrived, the ships of the Swedish task force would begin the task of resupplying and replenishing, including the topping off of the replenishment vessel with stores and fuel, in preparation of the exercises ahead.

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