As every summer, US, UK and other allies conduct a joint military exercise with Georgia, a NATO aspiring country, parts of which are under control of Russian forces.
This year's exercise goes by the name "Ottoman Courier". This year the backbone of training troops is formed around the 14th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with USS Tarawa and VMA-513 "Flying Nightmares", and the goal is to practice amphibious landings, JTAC coordination, as well as setting up and operating from FOBs. This is the first time when US Navy ship of this size has crossed the Bosphorus.
As usual, Russian, Abkhaz and South Ossetian forces conduct their own military drills on the other side of the border. With such a concentration of adversaries in a small region, no wonder things don't go exactly as planned...
This is a free, 5-mission part of the longer campaign, introducing the background and main characters. The story will continued during additional 10 missions added at a later stage in the Ottoman Courier DLC.
Developed jointly with Sierra 99 (USAF retired boom operator) and in coordination with former USMC JTAC, this campaign focuses on realistic procedures and radio comms. On the other hand, it offers an interesting storyline with hundreds of custom voiceovers, briefing documents, kneeboards and others.