Target Acquisition

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Target Acquisition is the 21st mission in the Japanese version of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere. It is the third mission in the General Resource (I) arc, and is played if the player destroys destroys the hydrofoil in Megafloat. This is the only mission where the A/F-117X NAV Hawk can be used.



Take a photo of all target facilities.

Update 1

Take a photo of all remaining facilities. This update only activates if 3 minutes pass and at least one facility is left.

Update 2

Shoot down the enemy reinforcements. This update activates if the initial objective is completed.

Enemy Lists

Standard Units

Section Unit Count Notes
Initial Icon-AirEnemy.svg F-16XFU 3
Icon-AirEnemy.svg R-101U 3
Icon-GroundTGT.svg HANGAR 4
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg GUN 8
Icon-GroundEnemy.svg MSSL 3
Mission Update Icon-AirTGT.svg R-201U 3 [note 1]


MiG-33 3 [note 1]


MiG-33 3 [note 2]

Special Units

Unit Notes
Icon-AirEnemy.svg Su-37 "Rena" [note 3]


Earning an A-Rank requires destroying 20+ enemies.


We want a report on the hostilities with UPEO.


  • This mission is the only moment in the game where the MiG-33 appears as an enemy


  1. 1.0 1.1 Appears if the primary objective is completed in less than 3 minutes.
  2. Appears if the primary objective is not completed in less than 3 minutes.
  3. This unit cannot be targeted or shot down. This unit will not attack.