- This article is about an in-universe event. For the in-game mission, see Breaking Arrows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By eliminating the barrage of cruise missiles, the ISAF landing mission was a success. Information regarding the amphibious landing operation itself, however, remains unknown.