|Updated: 31 May 1999||Operation Allied Force Update|
31 May 1999
Operation Allied Force Update
NATO flew 772 sorties, the second highest mission total of the campaign. This included 323 strike and 92 suppression of air defence missions. This strike/SEAD combination of 415 is the highest strike rate of Operation Allied Force.
Regarding ground forces deployed in Kosovo, NATO aircraft successfully located, identified and struck significant numbers of weapons and equipment. These attacks included 12 tanks, seven artillery pieces, six armoured personnel carriers, two mortar positions, 10 revetted positions, a radar site and other military vehicle and troop positions.
The list of strategic targets hit is one of the largest in the 68 days of Operation Allied Force. Targets included:
Electrical power transmission tower near Belgrade
Army barracks at:
Border posts at:
Military storage areas at:
Command bunker at Avala
Air defense command post at:
Highway bridge at:
Ammunition storage sites at:
Petroleum storage sites at:
Petroleum refueling station at Marash
Highway tunnel at Sremska Kamenica (used as storage site)
Radio relay sites at:
Radio communication stations at:
AM radio broadcast stations at:
TV/FM relay stations at:
All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 69. Further details will be available at the NATO morning update at 1030.