Air Force News

Coalition aircraft attack Iraqi SAM sites

Released: 14 Jan 1999

WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- 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 artille ry 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.


* Response to Iraq Air Force Link special
* F-15 Eagle
* F-16 Fighting Falcon