"Mobius 1, a wire from the northern landing forces: 'We're depending on your efforts.' Don't let any escape."
AWACS SkyEye[1]

Operation Aurora was an ISAF operation to intercept a flight of Erusean cruise-missile during the Continental War. Ace pilot Mobius 1 would be called upon once again to ensure the ISAF's landing operations in the north proceeded as planned.[1]


Thanks to the destruction of Stonehenge in April, northern Usea was now clear for the ISAF to advance. With this in mind, another amphibious landing operation was organized to create a second front against Erusean troops stationed in the continent's northern regions. In response, the Eruseans deployed XB-70 bombers which launched a barrage of long-range cruise missiles at the ISAF landing sites. To prevent unnecessary casualties to the landing forces, ISAF Air Force fighters were scrambled to intercept.[2][3]


Just before 0300hrs on June 18, ISAF ace Mobius 1 was sent on an interception mission over Ice Creek's glacial landscape. His only objective was the destruction of the Erusean cruise missiles before they reached the northern coast. Mobius 1 quickly intercepted the first salvo of missiles, dealing with an occasional multi-warhead projectile, which separated in mid-air. Shortly after downing the first wave, a second cluster entered the mission airspace, which was also destroyed.[1]

As the second salvo's last warhead disappeared from radar, a final, lone target entered the airspace. Unlike the previous targets, this missile was extremely agile, constantly moving in a jagged saw-tooth motion, which allowed it to easily avoid enemy fire. Additionally, it was escorted by two Erusean F-22A Raptors. Despite its escorts and agility, Mobius 1 managed to keep up with the warhead and ultimately destroy it, setting its warhead off in a massive, blue fireball. After the destruction of the last ballistic missile, AWACS SkyEye confirmed that there were no more missiles on radar and relayed a message of gratitude from the landing forces, which saw the explosion from below.[1]


By eliminating the barrage of cruise missiles, the ISAF landing mission was a success.[4] Information regarding the amphibious landing operation itself, however, remains unknown.