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Port Edwards is a port city northeastern Usea. Its main point of interest is its uniquely built airbase, which is operated by the Neucom Emergency Unit. By the 2040s, Port Edwards had become one of the largest cities on the continent.

History

Usean coup d'état

Near the end of the Usean coup d'état, Unified Command launched Operation Jewel Box, an operation aimed at taking back Port Edwards from Usean Rebel Forces, who were occupying four metropolitan areas. As Scarface Squadron engaged the rebels, the rebels launched multiple Gripen Cs. Ultimately, the Usean Allied Forces recaptured Port Edwards.[2][b]

Lighthouse War

On June 6, 2019, during the Lighthouse War, the Osean Defense Forces launched Operation Dice and engaged Erusean forces at Port Edwards. Ultimately, Osean forces sustained an attrition rate of 47%.[1]

Intercorporate War

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Due to its population and overall size, Port Edwards is seen as a neutral area by Neucom Inc and General Resource LTD. Unlike Expo-City, there were little conflicts over or near Port Edwards during the turbulent 2040s. However, in 2045 during the Neucom-General Resource War (Ace Combat 03: Electrosphere), Port Edwards came under attack by the General Resource Defense Force (GRDF). After just launching Operation: Hit and Run and destroying a massive Neucom Naval and Air Force at Megafloat, the GRDF launched an Air Strike on Port Edwards, targeting all Neucom Facilities and the NEU Forces stationed there.

The UPEO were slow to react, due to the rapid succession of operations which the GRDF commenced and the two Corporate Forces met over the skies of Port Edwards. By the time UPEO fighters arrived in the area, the battle had been raging for sometime. Port Edwards had suffered heavy damage from Aerial Attacks and Aircraft which were shot down and fell onto the city. The UPEO managed to shoot down multiple aircraft and the battle finally ended.

Though the two Companies never fought over Port Edwards again, the city came under attack by a new force. The Ouroboros launched an attack on Port Edwards with a large strike force. Fortunately, the UPEO managed to repel the Ouroboros attack before any major damage was done to the city. However, after the end of the war an unexpected enemy appeared over Port Edwards. A Group of unmanned XR-900 Geopelias had launched from a Neucom Inc. Air Base, without any orders and began to attack the city. The UPEO/GRDF dispatched an experienced Pilot AI, known as Nemo in a response to this. The AI managed to hack into one of the XR-900s and used it to destroy the other aircraft. It is believed that this was an attack by the Ouroboros, but nothing has been confirmed... yet.

This was the final battle of Port Edwards in 2045.

Gallery

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

Ace Combat 2

Trivia

Footnotes

  1. Port Edwards does not reappear in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (the remake of Ace Combat 2), so this event is considered non-canon.
  2. Port Edwards does not reappear in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (the remake of Ace Combat 2), so this event is considered non-canon.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 SP Mission 03: "Ten Million Relief Plan", Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  2. "Jewel Box", Ace Combat 2.
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