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SILENT THREAT: REBORN MISSION 3
Fighter squadron: 91st Phantoms
Description: Protect the Einstein's escape pods until they can be recovered.
Command has tracked the Einstein's escape pods to somewhere deep in the Deneb system. As the pods only have a one-time subspace drive, the crew of the Einstein made rushed calculations and did not get to where they needed to go, requiring a retrieval operation.
Alpha and Beta wings will help escort the pods until a retrieval ship comes in and rescues the crew. Despite Shivan activity estimated to be minimal, the presence of fighter craft may attract their attention...
The first two minutes is pure dialogue, but then Shivans will show up. Anytime the Shivans will show up, immediately call all wingmen to "engage the enemy."
You are very likely to be tearing out your hair when the Basilisks arrive (the third wave coming in around 4:30), if you and your team do not drive all four of them back, they can and they will outright destroy the escape pods.
When the Repulse (with its massive compliment of stealthed fighters) and the Krios arrive, more Shivan fighters will come in. Hold off all enemies as long as the escape pods do not get touched.
The pods will split up, one to the Repulse, one to the Krios. Listen to the dialogue, then after both Orions leave, take off.
If any one of the escape pods die, the other is rigged to self-destruct, failing the mission.
This is a Red Alert mission, which means your fighter's condition and loadout are carried over from the previous one.
This mission is a remake of the original Silent Threat mission third mission "Ghosts". However, the Reborn version makes much more sense and there is some brilliant drama and suspense.
I think the recommendations can be ignored.