The year is 2055, more than thirty years after the events of Zero Hour, Earth suffers a catastrophic collision with meteorites. The world is thrown into turmoil as large swathes of land are annihilated. Four factions, the ADF (Asian Democratic Federation), WEA (West European Alliance), WLF (World Liberation Front), and AC (American Confederacy) are at war for control of the remaining already harder to find resources as well as the preservation of their nations and geopolitical interests. Welcome to Deep Impact.
After many years of war with WEA, the UAN High command began to spot a large weakness in their formidable air force. Even though they already had an air force to rival any nation, it became apparent they lacked a powerful Air-to-Ground Bomber. This hole was rapidly filled by the new MiG-23. It flew higher, faster and hit harder than almost any bomber in service anywhere. This monster of a bomber was created in a hidden facility deep in the Himalayan Mountains. The Howler is equipped with the best in modern aerodynamic technology along with its massive experimental jet engine and its cluster based payload. Its codename "Howler" was created by WEA troops nicknamed for the howling sound its massive engine made during flight. The WEA’s intelligence network are attempting to locate where these so called Howlers are being created but the search has proved fruitless so far.