I been playing and reading about this mission all week, I would just like to skip the dam thing. I came close a couple times but one skipper always gets through. I've wasted far too much time on this mission.
did you play the level beginning to debriefing and it tells you game over? if you fail 5 times in a row you can skip. if that doesn't work set the difficulty to insane drop your shield energy and let the kilrathy kill you 5 times in a row or even faster fire on friendlies