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The Varcolac Squadron, formerly known as Rigel Squadron, was a top class elite squadron led by Milosz Sulejmani, which is part of Martinez Security but later on defected to the Valahia, and then finally for Andre Olivieri in support of the Golden Axe Plan which lead to their demise.
Midway Incident and Defense of Tokyo
Rigel Squadron was present in the joint military show at Midway Islands. They teamed up with Antares Squadron in taking down a massive squadron of enemy fighters and three B-52 bombers flying over Midway. Afterwards, both Rigel and Antares Squadrons went to Japan's capital of Tokyo and stopped a giant combat aircraft from completely destroying the capital by using its electromagnetic railgun. After partaking in a joint assault with the JSDF and Antares, Rigel Squadron returned to Tokyo once to drive out the Valahia. However, as they were about to shoot down the Orgoi, the Valahia leader offers Sulejmani and his men with a better wage of money in exchange for joining the Valahia. They gladly offer to switch sides, much to the dismay of Frederick Burford, the radio operator of Antares Squadron.
Operations against Antares
After their desertion to Valahia, Sulejmani and his men were engaging Antares in Croatian Adriatic Sea before leaving the combat zone. Then, they showed up in the next IUPF operation that destroys the Valahia radar site in the Serbian Mountains. Once the radar site was destroyed, Antares engaged Varcolac Squadron for the second time and Antares successfully drive them off to Valahia's main HQ where an old Soviet missile silo was destroyed after Antares prevented the nuclear missiles from being launched at North America and Europe. After the Valahia was completely wiped out, Varcolac Squadron joined the Golden Axe Plan in their final stage of the plan: the attack on San Francisco. After Antares prevented the private army from attacking the city, Varcolac engaged Antares one last time before being completely decimated.
- The name "Varcolac" is named after the eponymous Romanian myth of a demonic werewolf. Somewhat coincidentally, Varcolaci are commonly portrayed as ghosts and vampires, known as "Strigoi"—this name was used in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation as the name of the Estovakian Strigon Team.
- The "Rigel" is named after the brightest star in the constellation Orion and is the sixth brightest star in the sky.
- All members of the Varcolac Squadron have different skills, thus, they have different aircraft. Sulejmani flies a MiG-1.44 Flatpack (multirole), Oruma flies an A-10A Thunderbolt II (attacker), Gaviria flies a MiG-31 Foxhound, and Kiriakov flies a Su-37 Terminator (both fighters).
- The logo of the Varcolac Squadron makes an appearance in Ace Combat Infinity, in the briefing screen before Operation Eternal Liberation, as one of the squadrons being part of Task Force 118. Ironically, Antares Squadron is also shown as part of Task Force 118.