In a preemptive strike we managed to break through the enemy warships to give our ground forces some aerial support. During maneuvers we crippled the Clan warship in the asteroid field and held the other one long enough for me break through with a few wings. We managed to infiltrate enemy airspace but were greeted with a nasty surprise.
As soon as we were in Sigma 17's airspace it became immediately apparent that the planetary defense guns were still fully functional! I lost a few fighters during re-entry but we made it and now we can search for the survivors. During my last communication with Captain Jacobson he reported minor damage to the ship but they made it to the safety of the asteroid field. We're now in communications blackout.