Voron Agent Stephan Drachev and Captain Dmitri Sokov defected from General Vasily Morgunov's special forces unit and stole an unarmed SU-30 MKI fighter from Hangar Four. Sokov narrowly avoided crashing a blockade on the runway and managed to take off quickly.
Sokov sped into a nearby canyon to avoid anti-aircraft fire until he was surrounded by his former teammates after flying out to the exit. Drachev called in a favor from the U.S. military until the H.A.W.X. squadron arrived and saved the pair. Then, they flew to a United States Air Force refueling tanker to refuel their plane before taking a few hour-long journey to Incirlik.