@Mogreid I know your post is a few months old but I just encountered something quite similar during a campaign in the Georgia theater.
I joined the 71st as an escort flight out of Batumi A.B. , escorting a naval strike flight who’s target was…
Port Royal SAG (USS Port Royal and USS Momsen - US Navy!
A strange frag but OK - I’ll play.
My 2 ship gets waxed by missiles from the USS Port Royal.
In the end, the color-coded indicators of NATO, Russia etc. are completely arbitrary - you can have any “side” own any asset but it does kinda mess with the immersion for me to being flying for Georgia but fragged to attack what feels like a friendly.
I’m back from a long time away from simulation due to real life getting in the way and I was looking to update my long outdated version of PoH, looking forward to see how amazing it was going to be flying again over the Iberian Peninsula.
Sad to see it looks abandoned. I hope they find time to work on it again but I can understand when job and family issues make impossible for you to find a minute for yourself.