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
Operation Desert Arrow was an operation that focused on destroying Yuktobanian forces in the Jilachi Desert. [2]


After the rescue of Nagase, Wardog Squadron continued to support the Osean Army's offensive. Eventually, the Osean Army began preparations to destroy Yuktobanian forces at the Jilachi Desert. [2]


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. [2]

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. [2]


With the success of Operation Desert Blitz, the Jilachi Desert fell under Osean control. As a result, the Osean Army began preparations to conquer Cruik Fortress.[2]


  1. Only if the player plays Desert Arrow.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Desert Lightning. Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.
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