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Cape Rainy Assault is the fourteenth campaign mission of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The player must fly through the valley undetected and destroy the Erusean air force base.


With the loss of an Arsenal Bird followed by the destruction of their ballistic missile base, Erusea is running out of ways to counter. This is a great opportunity for the Osean Army to bolster our power to eventually take down the Erusean capital of Farbanti. The special long-range strategy is entering its final phase. Our objective is to attack and capture the Eruesan air force base in Cape Rainy in Northern Erusea. This important base is at the forefront of our strategy to establish control of Farbanti. Under the cover of night, our plan is that all squadrons will invade from the valley to the south and mount an air assault on the area. The enemy's observation field has eyes on the skies above the valley, so your altitude will need to be restricted. If you go over a certain altitude, the enemy could spot you, ending the mission in failure. Keep that in mind. Once you arrive, you are to take out the enemy's air defense forces as soon as possible and prepare for the support squadrons. When the air defense forces are neutralized, the helicopter squadron should arrive carrying marines. The plan is to take control of the base. Getting through the valley is only half the job.



The player must first fly through the canyon without being detected by spotlights. The mission will automatically fail if the player is detected by said spotlights, attacks indiscriminately or flies above 600 meters.

Mission Update

After reaching the base, the player must destroy all enemies guarding it before allied reinforcements arrive.

Enemy Lists

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Standard Units

Unit Points Count Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg AH-64D 200 12
Icon-AirEnemy.svg B-52 1,000 3 [note 1]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg AC-130U 1,400 1 [note 2]
Icon-AirEnemy.svg AV-8B 320 3
Icon-AirEnemy.svg MIG-29 340 3
Icon-AirEnemy.svg SU-35S 700 4
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg GROUND TARGETS 6,650 40

Special Unit

Unit Points Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg SU-47 "GADFLY" 1,700 [note 3]


Excellent work on the night raid. Submarines have arrived from the Osean mainland and are refueling. This base will serve as a frontline platform for our mission to take Farbanti. We're almost at the end of this operation.

S Rank

Earning an S Rank on this mission requires earning a combined score and time bonus of 32,640 points or more.

The maximum time bonus available is 18,040 for completing the mission in a total of 9 minutes or less. This includes time spent retrying from the checkpoint. If the player can complete the mission in that amount of time, they only need 14,600 points from destroying targets in the mission itself to earn the S Rank.

If the player goes past the 9 minutes threshold, the time bonus decreases by 40 points every second, so the player must compensate by destroying more targets to hit the 32,640 point threshold.


  • After passing the last searchlight, it is possible to destroy enemy searchlights in the canyon for 120 points each despite being unable to lock onto them.


  1. The bombers are all parked outside a hangar, and will not take off.
  2. The AC-130U will attempt to flee north of the airfield if it takes off.
  3. The player must have completed this mission at least once, and must be playing on Normal difficulty or higher. Fly through the canyon in a short amount of time. GADFLY spawns with the Su-35S Flanker-E reinforcements in the north.