Neo-venetia: Soviet-soviet Front
[ooc] Basically, this is where Soviet Sindorin and the Soviet Union get to continue their border row's military actions such as troop movements, violations of each other's airspace, and should we choose to, seek to command and conquer. [/ooc]
[sic] All Soviet military regions bordering Soviet Sindorin issue a non-exception mobilisation order, expecting to be in full strength within 72 hours as per the Ministry of Defence's plans for war (initially expected to be against Triera.)
At the same time, USSR geostationary orbit military satellites will be watching closely on Sindorin military movements and the first Sindorin satellite to make an overflight will be shot down using anti-satellite missiles. Should overflights continue, the Soviet Air Defence Forces have orders to continue the use of such weapons at the rate of one per sixty minutes, strictly within and above Soviet airspace.
 [ooc I forgot to mention that I am not sure as per the exact number of the military personnel mobilised, but it's no less than one military district with over 1 million personnel of all kinds. Do not consider this canon due to lack of precision; I will release an official number in my next mobilisation post.
Satellite tyracking systems have confirmed USSR Military Satellites are monitoring or are at least stationred near the Soviet/Soviet border. A further 20,000 strong Motorized infantry division is raised from the resrves, bringing the total number of Motorized Infantry units on the ground at the border at 120,000.
All units remain on high alert.
[sic] Some 600,000 Soviet ground forces personnel are between 50 and 350 km from the Soviet side of the border, including 36 Motor Rifle, 14 Tank and 2 Artillery divisions; they are supported by an extensive network of 12 Aviation divisions numbering around 40,000 Air Force personnel, 4 Air Defence divisions with another 13,000 Anti-Air Defence Forces personnel, large numbers of paramilitary forces (4 Border Troops divisions numbering 50,000 personnel, various special forces, Rear Services backing each unit's logistical support, and others) and two airborne divisions of some 15,000 personnel. Total support includes some 3,990 combat aircraft, not including the helicopter regiments of each division.
Air Defence continues to shoot down any Sindorin military satellites coming above Soviet territory or territorial waters across the entire USSR.
Mobilised Manpower, Soviet Armed Forces, USSR-Sindorin borders [Total: 758,000+ in 74+ divisions]
- Ground Forces: 640,000 (50 divisions grouped in 13 armies, plus 2 independent divisions)
- Air Force: 40,000 (12 divisions grouped in 6 armies)
- Air Defence: 13,000 (4 divisions grouped in 2 armies)
- Air Assault Troops: 15,000 (2 independent divisions)
- Paramilitary: 50,000+ (4+ independent divisions)
OOC: I was not aware they were actually still over USSR Territory, the sats that is. I have them on the border, looking at the border.
Soviet Sindorin forces dig in on various key chokepoints and strategic locations along the border, with supporting artillery batteries in place to provide counter-battery artillery support in the event of a Soviet attack.
Soviet Sindorin aircraft continue to fly CAP missions along the border, taking care to remain inside Sindorin airspace. Orders are to shoot down any Soviet aircraft penetrating Sindorin airspace. Sukhoi 25M copies are in the air, on preplanned flight paths to prevent their destruction on the ground in the event of a surprise Soviet attack. AWACS support is also given in the area by 3 converted Ilyushin 76 aircraft.
Sindorin Strategic and Tactical Bombers are scrambled on pre planned flightpaths to prevent early destruction in the event of a Soviet attack as well. The Sindorin Neo Venetian Detachment force returns home and sets up a "second line" of defense, raising the final total number of troops and equipment along the border to:
75,000 Militia ( Organized into 2 Combat Divisions )
250,000 Motorized Infantry Units ( organized into 5 Combat Divisions )
Roughly 275,000 Tanks and other Armored equipment ranging from MBTs to APCs/IFVs
50,000 Supporting Artillery Units ( Organized into 3 Fire Support Detachments )
25,000 Spetznaz Special Forces ( Consolidated into 1 Division )
37,500 Airborne Para Units ( Organized into 2 Brigades )
1,200 Fighter Aircraft ( Mainly MiG29 and Su27 Series )
600 Ground Attack Aircraft ( Mainly Sukhoi 25M Series )
90 Strategic Bombers ( Tu22 Series )
90 Tactical 'Bombers' ( MiG27 and MiG23 Series )
[sic] Mission One: Scouting Probe
A small number of Soviet army aviation aircraft, including a few Su-25 and Mi-24 gunships, have received orders to penetrate Soviet Sindorin airspace below radar coverage and launch reconnaisance missions of Sindorin territory. Helicopters involved have orders to penetrate as far as 3 km; airplanes have orders to penetrate up to 5 km instead.
Although they are armed, they have orders to return fire if attacked, remain beyond enemy detection if possible, and only come in contact with civilian villages on the border prior to returning home.
The Hind gunships each carry 8 special forces that are to be dropped 1-2 km deep in Sindorin territory and act as ground observers and scouts. They are to avoid all contact with enemy forces and civilians, silence any witnesses, and be picked up on the way out.
Units involved: 4 Mi-24 Hind with 32 Spetsnaz GRU, 2 Su-25 Frogfoot
Objectives: Reconnaissance of a minor sector along the border that is suspected to host aggressive Sindorin special forces
Notes: This is meant to be executed as a covert operation. The operation is to utilise pre-planned flight paths based on observed Sindorin ground and air movements and last between 1h30m and 2h30m.
Along the Sindorin-Soviet border, SA7 installations had failed to pick up the incoming helicopters before they were already 3 to 4 kilometers inside Sindorin territory. The AA batteries radioed back to base for instructions, and they were told to achieve radar locks on any aircraft in the area, but not to fire, in an attempt to scare off the opposing aircraft.
A little more difficult were the Sukhoi 25 aircraft seen flying in and around 5 kilometers of Sindorin airspace. The air force has re routed 3 wings of MiG 29's totaling around 28 aircraft to deal with the threat. They are ordered to shadow the enemy aircraft and achieve radar and infrared locks, but not to fire unless fired upon.
Militia and a few motorized rifle regiments begin scouring the area for any troop insertions or movements into Sindorin territory. Sindorin Special Forces begin to pull back from the border into Sindorin territory and are ordered to detain any forces inside Sindorin land.
The Mi-24 Hind gunships dropped their Spetsnaz in predetermined locations between 1 and 2 km of the border before they take off and continue their 3 km deep incursion; upon being locked on, they reduce their altitudes to a dangerous 10-15 metres above ground, to avoid missile fire, and move across their predetermined paths to simulate fake special forces drops near civilian settlements.
The dropped Spetsnaz remain on the move and investigate their given sectors as they slowly begin withdrawing back to Soviet territory. Any Sindorin soldier or civilian encountered will be killed on sight using silenced weapons to avoid giving away their positions, however known Sindorin civilian and military positions are deliberately avoided.
The Su-25 Frogfoots continue to fly ahead of this group and undertake aggressive reconnaissance deep within Sindorin territory; the pair of aircraft stays in formation and tries to approach known Sindorin military positions, flying over without opening any fire, then repeat the probe and move on to another strategic location. After a few probes and when the enemy air defence reinforcements are detected, the Su-25 continue to fly in predetermined paths for the duration of the mission, distracting Sindorin land and air forces from the Spetsnaz.
The detection of two Soviet squadrons' worth of MiG-29's being dispatched to local airfields has prompted the local Soviet commander to proceed to airspace violations using six MiG-35 once Soviet intelligence is certain that the two squadrons are done packing and are about to set off. The MiG-35 are equipped only with anti-aircraft weapons and fuel tanks, and are meant to harass the airspace of the bases the MiG-29 were originally stationed at.
Once the Spetsnaz confirm they are within Soviet territory, the MiG-35, Mi-24 and Su-25 all return to Soviet airspace.
As the Mi24 helicopters dropped below the range of various standard Anti Aircraft batteries, Spetznaz teams are ordered to remain on the lookout for Soviet Mi24 aircraft and are ordered to track them with shoulder launched missile weapons.
Sukhoi 27's are launched from their bases in Zimia and are ordered to intercept and track MiG 35 aircraft in the area around the border. Mig29 aircraft still have orders to shadow any Soviet Aircraft in the area. Orders are to return fire if fired upon.