Amphibious Assault
HAWX 2-18
Vital statistics
Date Near future, 1 day after Maelstrom
Location Off the coast of Norway
NATO Russian ultranationalist military
Queen Victoria fleet
Ghost Recon team
Neptune Flight
Aerial fighters
Patrol boats
Coastal defenses
Mountainous gun batteries
USS Carter
HMS Resolution
USS Morse
All forces neutralized
A military base captured
Next Stand-Off
Previous Maelstrom

Amphibious Assault is a mission conducted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the near future.


Pushing forward, the British fleet prepares to land on the coast of Norway. Munro and his squadron are also tasked with providing support to an American special operations team that is going to land before the main force, in order to infiltrate behind the enemy lines.


Commander Dennis Gates: The Queen Victoria has reached the Norwegian coast, and the captain reports that temporary repairs have been completed. At 0500 hours we will commence Operation Triton, which will create a beachhead for NATO reinforcements to come ashore near Oslo. US naval forces has been spread thin, countering Russian-backed insurgent attacks in Asia and the Middle East, so we're the primary combat force for this operation. Because the Russians are blinding our reconnaissance satellites, intel on enemy positions along the coast is sketchy... We're compiling new maps using data provided by the GeoEye-2 satellite, but to ensure pinpoint accuracy we're going to have to bring the fleet in very close to shore. During the initial phase, we'll be inserting special operations troops along the Norwegian coast. Your flight will provide close air support for the Ghost team until they reach the shore, then you'll cover the fleet for the second phase of the attack.


During Russia's invasion of Norway, NATO launched Operation Triton, an attack on the Russian forces and reclaiming the country. During the initial phase, a landing craft transported a Ghost Recon team was deployed to secure the coast while the allied fleet advanced to its objective. Neptune Flight provided close air support for the Ghosts until they reached the shore.

The allied fleet encountered the minefield and stopped advancing, but the USS Carter didn't stop and the exploding mine sank the ship. Munro used his cannon to destroy the minefield, but he could also land on the carrier to rearm. With the path cleared, the gun batteries on the mountainside started to attack the fleet, which took out both HMS Resolution and USS Morse in the process. Munro quickly destroyed the batteries while Thorpe and his teammate covered him.

After the batteries were destroyed, the fleet could advance to their objective. The fleet targeted the enemy base with long-range artillery fire while Thorpe and his teammates engaged all enemy forces. With the destruction of the targets, the operation completed.


It is possible that this mission ties in with the beginning of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wii, which features an amphibious landing against Ultranationalist forces in Norway.