- " It'll be a live-fire combat simulation to test how well the 302 fares against actual Death Gliders."
- —Samantha Carter
Operation Blue Phoenix was a live fire combat simulation to test how well the F-302 fighter-interceptor fared against actual Death Gliders. Several United States Air Force pilots were put through an extensive briefing with Major Samantha Carter and O'Neill's cloned duplicate to prepare them for the operation. (SG1: "Fragile Balance")