- This article is about an in-universe event. For the in-game mission, see Desert Lightning.
- "...You've gotta kidding me, they've got a battleship."
- ― AWACS Thunderhead
Wardog Squadron was sent to the southern region of the Jilachi Desert to defend the 2nd and 3rd Tank Battalions. These units had very important roles in the operation; the 2nd Tank Battalion's mission was to capture an airfield, while the 3rd Tank Battalion's mission was to occupy an oil facility. With Wardog Squadron's support, both units completed their objectives. 
Wardog Squadron then received an assignment to destroy a battleship, a frigate, and other supporting units. With their destruction, the Yuktobanian forces in the Jilachi Desert no longer posed a threat.