2015 EAST AFRICA - An anti-government insurgency is sweeping the continent. Local governments have requested the United Nations’ support in combating the rebel forces and pirates terrorizing the coastal areas.
The UN, in turn, calls upon NATO, which responds by sanctioning the a special military task force. The task force is soon engaged in conflict with the insurgents across Africa.
However, insurgency has the advantage of surprisingly advanced weaponry, and effective use of the African landscape in guerilla warfare. It appears that the conflict cannot be resolved as quickly as originally hoped.
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William Bishop and his long time friend and wingman Captain Jose “Guts” Gutierrez lead the 108th Task Force, comprised of an attack helicopter force, bomber squadron and Colonel Bishop's Warwolf fighter squadron.
The task force base in Africa is host to a large multinational military force including a UN military contingent under the command of French Air Force General Pierre La Pointe, as well as Russian support forces.
Shortly after arriving in Africa, a helicopter force on a guerilla sweeping mission is engulfed in a blinding flash of light, and blasted out of the sky by a massive shock wave.
The few helicopter crews who survive the blast are brought back to the base covered in third-degree burns. Word quickly spreads that the anti-government insurgency has developed a new type of super weapon. Before the task force has time to investigate how the insurgency succeeded in developing such advanced weaponry, the scramble alert sounds.
As Bishop and company race to secure the super weapon, the flames of battle spread across northern Africa, eventually engulfing the world.