This article describes events in a fictional universe. Events that have happened in real life must be referenced as having happened in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell universe in order for them to be included in the timeline.
The following is a timeline which represents all the births, deaths, events and operations that have happened within the 2010s, in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell universe:
Third Echelon learns that a rogue element within the Russian military has obtained a small number of advanced warheads and is preparing to sell them on the black market. Third Echelon share this information with the Russian government, who are determined to prevent the sale at all costs.
Andriy Kobin, a Third Echelon asset with contacts in the black market, identifies a Russian gangster named Valentin Lesovsky as the broker for the sale.
Third Echelon Splinter Cell Archer and Voron field operative Kestrel are sent to terminate Lesovsky and his associate, Boris Sychev, and to obtain Lesovsky's contact list so Third Echelon can determine who he's working with inside the Russian military.
According to information obtained from Lesovsky's contact list, the front man for the cabal is a former GRU colonel named Leonid Bykhov. It is suspected that the network he represents is run by some of the highest ranking officers in the Russian Army.
Archer and Kestrel are inserted into the embassy to gather intel on Bykhov's activities.
The two agents are inserted into Mozdok to recover EMPs with the help of an arms dealer named Andriy Kobin. They recover the EMPs, but they are ordered to eliminate each other. Kestrel mortally wounds Archer, but is then shot and put into a coma by Kobin.
Kestrel is then taken by Voron and used as an intelligence source when he is revived from his coma.
After hearing a rumor from Victor Coste that a man named Andriy Kobin knew Sam Fisher with Grim's help, learns that his daughter is alive. He tracks him down to Malta and captures him, but is subdued by a force of Splinter Cells.