Safe Recovery - Alpha is the seventh mission of Ace Combat: Joint Assault.


Burford: This is an important mission. One Mr. Leblanc, officer of the IIAO (International Insurance Auditing Organization), has been kidnapped by the Valahia. IUPF special forces, call sign "Fat Duck," rescued him but was hit by hostiles in turn. They crash landed in the industrial area on the outskirts of the city. The IUPF has decided to launch a rescue helicopter "Paper-wasp" to save the VIP. Antares Squad will fly escort. Keep in mind, however, that Valahia are also occupying the mining plant in this region. After escorting Paper-wasp to the city, Antares Squad will then deal with hostiles at the plant. Once the VIP is safe, you will then escort Paper-wasp through the oil field back to safety. Getting the helicopter through the oil field will determine the success of this mission.



The S-Rank is achieved if the Paper-wasp survives throughout the mission without taking any hit (100% MPG bar).

Named Aces

  • Fuelcar Zircon - appears in the northwestern mining complex during the first mission update.


Burford: Mr. Leblanc is alive and well, and there were no serious injuries among the special forces either. This was achieved thanks to the flying of Paper-wasp and support of Antares Squadron. Good job. The fortress "Spiridus" has now left the Middle East and is headed for Anatolia, Turkey. We are to fly north in pursuit.