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Armed forces of the Republic of Agausia

Armed Forces of the Republic of Agausia
Agūzis Resṕubliḱis Šeāraǵebé Žalebi


Flag of the Armed Forces of the Republic

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Motto
Čveni Samšoblostvis! Ḱvela Agūsistvis
(For our homeland! For all Agausians)

Founded
17 October 1991

Service branches
Land Forces
Air Forces
Naval Forces
National Border Guard

Headquarters
Tamara, Agausia
Leadership

LinkCommander in Chief
Simon Ayovikara

Minister of Defence
Dumitru Petrania

Deputy Minister of Defence
Anto Plemianikovi

Chief of Armed Forces
General Simoni Makdaari
Personnel

Military age
18

Conscription
Yes
duration: 2-4 years

Active personnel
36,060

Reserve personnel
8,000
Expenditures

Budget
$38.6 million

Percent of GDP
2%

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Agausia (Agausian: Agūzis Resṕubliḱis Šeāraǵebé Žalebi) are the combined military forces of Agausia, tasked with the defense of the nation's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. They consist of the Land Force, Air Force and the National Border Guard.

Presiding over the nation's Armed Forces is the Commander in Chief (Agausian President), which is currently Simon Ayovikara, the Minister of Defence Dumitru Petrania, and the Chief of Armed Forces General Simoni Makdaari.


History [back to contents]


On 17 October 1991, President Boris Kundakchi (Boris Ḱundaḱči) officially decreed the conscription of an active standing army. When Agausia declared independence on 4 March 1991, what was the Agausian National Guard (Agausian: Agūsės Erovné Gvardā), created on the order of the Supreme Soviet of the Agausi SSR in December 1990, would become the Agausian Armed Forces.

In 1992, Agausia ratified the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, which established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment and provides for the destruction of weapons in excess of those limits.

Since independence Agausia has signed a number of significant military agreements aimed to strengthen regional security. The agreements are part of Agausia's strategy to reform its military and cooperate with its neighbours, while maintaining its national security and sovereignty.


Branches [back to contents]


The Agausian Armed Forces is divided in four distinct branches. Each has a responsibility to protect the territory of the State; participate in international military operations; and to prevent threats to national security.

Each branch is led by a commander, who reports directly to the Commander in Chief, the Minister and deputy minister of Defence, and the Chief of Armed Forces General.


Land Forces


Flag of Agausian Land Forces

The Agausian Land Forces (Agausian: Agūsės Sakmeleto Žarebi) together with the Agausian National Border Guard form the land warfare branch of the Agausian Armed Forces. The main missions of the national Land Forces are to provide for the defense of all national territories, ensure combat readiness and the mobilization of units, dispose of explosive ordnance and provide public assistance.

In its history the Agausian army saw several periods of deployment. The largest was during WWII when 12,000 Agausian fought in the Red Army to repel the German invaders and advance towards Berlin. Of them, an estimated 5,000 were killed. In more recent times the Agausian Land Forces have seen little combat, but have participated in several international training scenarios.

Of the four branches the Land Forces are the second most funded: the first being the navy and the third being the air force.

The current commander is Colonel Igor Eplbaumi.


Air Forces


Flag of Agausian Air Forces

The Agausian Air Forces (Agausian: Agūsės Sahéro Žalebi) carries out Agausian airspace surveillance, provides air defense support to the Land Forces units and participates in search and rescue operations over the Black Sea and dry land. The air force carries out the national airspace surveillance by military radars included in its armament, as well as ecological and weather monitoring activities.

They also transport soldiers and cargo, provide transport for the State President, as well as other high-level Agausian and foreign officials during their visits to Agusia and abroad. Aircraft also assist other units, the Ministry of Internal affairs, regional development, tourism, and local economies and other crisis centers.

The air force has a total of 42 combat ready aircraft including helicopters and a few planes, and an additional 5 support aircraft consisting completely of helicopters. Agausia's lack of military fit runways make helicopters the preferred combat aircraft of the Agausian Air Force.

The current commander is Lieutenant Colonel Roman Ramonti.


Naval Forces


Flag of Agausian Naval Forces

The Agausian Naval Forces (Agausian: Agūsės Sazǵvao Žalebi) are tasked with conducting military, search and rescue operations, mine and explosive sweeping on the Black Sea, as well as ecological monitoring activities. Agausia's Naval Forces have participated in international Partnership for Peace operations and various exercises with great success.

In recent years Agauisa has signed several treaties with LinkTurkiye in order to increase navy cooperation to, "ensure the national sovereignty and security of Agausia and to ensure free trade in the Black Sea." In 2022 during the LinkRussian invasion of Ukraine there were several incidents in which civilian ships where threated by the Russian Navy. Prompting Agausia to increase Naval security and cooperation.

Agausia's navy receives a majority of the armed forces' budget and has the most manpower. There are 28 ships in Agausia's fleet including vessels which specialize in mine warfare. Agausia's navy has seem sweeping modernization, specifically since 2014, that has seen a rise in the competency of the navy's defensive abilities.

The current commander is Captain Niklaus Tslakat.


National Border Guard


Flag of Agausian Border Gaurd

The Agausian National Border Guard (Agausian: Agūsės Erovné Sasazǵvro Datsėva) is a basic land component, consisting of volunteers who perform traditional national guard duties such as crisis response and support for military operations. The National Border Guard has played an essential role in the national defense system by allowing the public to be involved in national defense. A number of National Guard battalions have been transformed into high-readiness reserve forces, which can be deployed immediately on international military operations.

The current commander is Brigadier general Edvard Beltoni.


Conscription [back to contents]


Since reforms made in 2003 Agausians are conscripted to sever 2-4 years in the branch of their choice. Conscription is reserved all Agausian men who have reached the age of 18. Women are eligible to serve in all branches of the armed forces, but they are not required to be conscripted.

If a conscripted male is planning on attending higher education they may defer their service and or reduce their service to a period of two years, and if they do not they are responsible for serving a duration of four years.


Modernization [back to contents]


After gaining independence Agausia has undertaken key obligations to strengthen common defence within the scope of its capabilities. The foundation of the Agausian defence system has retained a focus on total territorial defence. Agausia has acquired small but highly professional troop units trained by various foreign troops: including Russia, Turkish, and NATO.

Since the early 2000s the Agausian Armed Forces have been focused on modernizing currently owned equipment, and a majority of Agausia's arsenal is of soviet origin. All branches of the armed forces currently operate modernized Soviet vehicles, aircraft, and weaponry.

Agausia has weapon contracts with several countries including Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and the United States.


Criticisms [back to contents]


Over the years there have been many domestic and international critics of Agausia's conscription law: some going as far as saying the legislation is "barbaric."

While the Agausian forces are well equipped, there are rumors of corruption nepotism and a climate of kleptocracy within the armed forces. In an assessment from NATO it was recommended that the nation increase its allocated budget to at least 2.5% of the nation's GDP. Agausian spends about 2% of their GDP on the armed forces.

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