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La Guardia Republicana de Almadaría

The Republican Guard


Please note that all of the equipment shown here are in spoilers with the images; please just click on the image and the information will be shown.


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History
With the foundation of the Democratic Republic in 1867, the preliminary armed forces were lain out four days after the country had been secured from the previous administration in Piedratórres. The Almadarian Navy and Army were the top priorities then under Eugènio Salvador, the first Minister of Defense, with much labor being spent on converting trade vessels to makeshift frigates and drilling and training the under-experienced revolutionary army into a professional one. During that time, during the administration of President Rogelio Terronez, another land force branch was brought into being, one that was mainly focused on securing the regime of whichever president they had loyalty to. The Republican Paramilitary and Civil Defense was transformed from a political mob of thugs on payroll to a nationally recognized political force.

The Air Force and Air Defense were created in 1949, marking the purchase of 40mm Bofors Guns and the military's first fighter aircraft. They were merged in 1950, creating the modern Almadarian Air and Air Defense Force.


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Structures
The Republican Guard is broken into four branches, each of which handles a different area of the Democratic Republic's defense. All of the Republican Guard is subject to the Commander-in-Chief, the President, which usually delegates authority to the Almadarian Ministry of Defense, which in turn manages most of the runnings of the military.

The land forces' order of battle and organization can be found here. The Navy often operates in independent ships, though when situations call for it larger formations may be formed. The Almadarian Air and Air Defense Forces operate numerous fixed and mobile air defense positions often in conjunction with the EA across the country, as well as airbases to maintain and deploy the aircraft they use.


Almadarian Army
The Almadarian Army (Ejército Almadaríano, EA) is the land armed force of the Republican Guard (Guardia Republicana) of the Democratic Republic of Almadaria. Under the Constitution of the Democratic Republic, the President of Almadaria is the Commander-in-Chief of the Republican Guard (Guardia Republicana), exercising his/her authority through the Minister of Defense.

The Army maintains close to 123,000 total personnel (non-combatants included), organized into nine operating divisions plus the other components: Army Aviation Command, Engineer Corps, Army Logistics Command, and Army Education Command. It is composed of armored units, infantry, engineers, special forces, and artillery, and resources that allow it to develop various types of airlift operations.

Its organization revolves around the division, with nine divisions organized under various commands.

Equipment

Manufactured and designed by the arms company Macotera Defense Systems (SDM), the MRC-2 is an assault rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm rounds, using a gas-operated rotating bolt to propel the rounds through the barrel. The rifle’s body is largely made of polymers to cut down on weight, but the machinery is mostly steel. It features a non-reciprocating cocking handle on the left side of the receiver. The rear sight has two positions, one for 150 meters distance and the other 300 meters. Typically equipped with 30-round magazines, but can accept larger magazines to act as a squad automatic weapon if available (although at risk of jamming).

Rails allow for a variety of modifications and accessories, such as scopes, flashlights, grenade launchers, lasers, etc.

It has a maximum firing range of up to 3600 meters (depending on the version) and an effective firing range of 300 to 600 meters (depending on the version) With 30-round magazine, it can sustain a rate of fire of 650 RPM. It has a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s.

Variants include:

  • MRC-2a Carbine 36.3 mm

  • MRC-2b CQC 26.2 mm

  • MRC-2 Sniper 50.1 mm

Manufactured by the Almadarian Advanced Rifling Company, the AADI is a light machine gun best suited for infantry use. It is highly accurate due to a heavier, non-removable, forced-air-cooled barrel with radial cooling ribs and a handle which eliminates the haze effect from hot gases and keeps the barrel cooler, making the weapon more reliable. The AADI can fire in rapid-fire scenarios at rates up to 600 rounds per minute without damaging the barrel, and when conducting a long firefight, it can fire up to 10,000 rounds of ammunition per hour without degrading the combat characteristics and reducing the life of the barrel.
At a weight of 7.9 kg, it uses a gas-operating, rotating bolt system to fire 5.56x45mm rounds fed from disintegrating link belts in either 100 or 200/250 round ammunition boxes. It has an effective firing range of 1,500 meters.

Macotera Defense System’s ADUG is a gas-operated, air-cooled, belt-fed general purpose machine gun. It has an easily detachable barrel for ease of barrel changing under combat situations or during operational maneuvers.One unique feature of the weapon is its dual belt-feed system, the system allows for fast and easy switching of ammunition from standard ball rounds to armor-piercing-incendiary or saboted light armor penetrator rounds, which are capable of penetrating a rolled homogeneous armour plate with a thickness of 25 mm (0.98 in) from a range of 1 km (0.62 mi).
With a total mass of 30 kg, it is a fairly heavy gun, and thus reserved for vehicle mounts or fixed positions. It has a rate of fire of 400-600 RPM and a muzzle velocity of 890 m/s. The ADUG’s cartridge is 12.7x99mm. It has a folding leaf sight.

The LMGAS-29 is a man-portable, fire-and-forget missile with lock-on before launch and automatic self-guidance. The system takes a top-attack flight profile against armored vehicles, but can also take a direct-attack mode for use against buildings, targets inside the minimum top-attack engagement range, and targets under obstructions. The projectile, a solid fuel infrared-guided tandem-charge HEAT warhead, can penetrate more than 750mm RHA. The launcher requires at least two operators; one to spot targets, protect the user, and ensure comrades are clear from the backblast, and one to operate the missile launcher.
With a command launch unit, the LMGAS-29 has an effective firing range of 4,200 meters. On the top-attack mode, the missile will attempt to maneuver to strike perpendicular to the targeted armored vehicle, where the impact will begin the detonation of the projectile. That way, the tandem-charge warhead detonates where the tank is usually weakest, providing a higher chance of knocking the vehicle out.
Specifications

28.7 kg mass
Firing crew of 2
Effective Firing Range of 4,200 meters.
Warheads

CTAAE (Tandem shaped charge HEAT, solid-fuel rocket, infrared guidance)

The PTS-5 is an anti-tank guided missile developed by the Palma Roja Instrument Design Bureau, an affiliate of the Almadarian Advanced Rifling Company (AARC), designed for use against main battle tanks, with a secondary role of defeating fortified structures. The PTS-5 has two main varieties-- the VPTS-5 and the aforementioned standard infantry model.

The PTS-5 is a man-portable anti-tank guided missile situated in its launch tube, which is usually propped up by a tripod launcher that is carried with an anti-tank team. The missile, combined with its thermal sight and tripod form the PTS-5a missile system, which can be set up into a firing position in less than a minute and then fired in less than a second. To acquire targets and guide the missile, the infantry version uses a SACLOS laser guidance, which can accurately land the missile in a radius of fewer than five meters in difficult conditions over a range of up to 5,500 meters. The standard 152mm tandem HEAT rocket can typically penetrate 1,000-1,100mm of RHA after ERA. A thermobaric rocket exists, which although at a slower in-air speed, has a TNT equivalent of 10 kilograms.

The VPTS-5 is a vehicle-mounted variant, boasting a fire-and-forget capable, improved warhead, and longer-ranged missile than its infantry counterpart. The VPTS-5 is jamming-resistant and uses an automatic target tracker which, in essence, creates a fire-and-forget missile that in a vehicle-mounted system would greatly increase the rate of fire. The improved missile used by the VPTS-5 is another 152mm tandem HEAT missile, but with penetration of 1,100-1,300mm of RHA after ERA and a range (at daytime) of 150-8,000 meters. A separate munition exists for the VPTS-5 as well, which is a 7-kilogram Blast Fragmentation warhead with an impressive range of up to 10,000 meters.

Specifications

PTS-5: (SACLOS laser beam riding guidance)
PTS-5a (29 kg; tandem HEAT warhead; range of 100-5,500 m; penetration of 1,000-1,100mm of RHA after ERA, or 3-3.5 meters of concrete)
PTS-5b (29 kg; thermobaric warhead, range of 100-5,500 m; 10 kg TNT equivalent)
VPTS-5 (Automatic Target Tracker; fire-and-forget)
VPTS-5c (31 kg; tandem HEAT warhead; range of 150-8,000 m; penetration of 1,100-1,300mm of RHA after ERA, or 3-3.5 meters of concrete)
VPTS-5d (33 kg; blast fragmentation warhead; range of 150-10,000 m; 7 kg warhead.)

The SDAP (Sistema de defensa antiaérea portátil, MANPADS) is an Almadarian man-portable air-defense system. It has an incredibly advanced guidance system, using both light and infrared system options.
To fire, the missile uses a cooler pack that is inserted to cool the missile’s guidance sensors, allowing the infrared homing sensors to work. If the missile is not fired within that short timeframe (45 seconds), the pack will need to be replaced for the missile to lock on. The SDAP-91 has a dual detector seeker, using both infrared and ultraviolet guidance systems. On launch, the missile records the target’s image profile and is able to ignore most defensive countermeasures such as flares. Once locked on and launched, it will accelerate to a maximum speed of Mach 2.54 and detonate once its proximity fuse is triggered.
Specifications

Mass of 11.5 kg
Flecha” Surface-to-air missile
  • Maximum speed of Mach 2.54

  • Dual detector seeker (Infrared, ultraviolet guidance)

  • Range of 7,600 meters

Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics’ Light Utility Vehicle (Vehículo Utilitario Ligero) is a light utility vehicle designed for use by the Paramilitary, National Police, and Army of Almadaria. It uses modular armor packs to adjust the protection to mission requirements, such as the threat of IED’s, or anti-tank weapons. The ground clearance stands at 493 millimeters, making the vehicle less than two meters high, and the seats are suspended, the bottom of the body in a v-hull, and the flooring made in a collapsible sandwich structure to deflect and absorb mine blasts. The vehicle’s exhaust is piped through its C-pillars, and its turbocharger is located underneath the engine to reduce its thermal signature. Mobility is helped by a run-flat system, allowing the vehicle to move even with flat tires.

The VUL is easily modifiable to a variety of tactical necessities, such as a radio station, command and liaison vehicle, reconnaissance, or even decked out with heavy weapons to serve as troop support.

It requires one driver and can carry four more passengers. A hatch on the top can be opened and equipped with a general-purpose machine gun or grenade launcher. It has a maximum speed of 130 km/h with an operational range of 500 km/h.

The VPTS-D is an Almadarian ATGM platform based on the Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics Light Utility Vehicle. It employs VPTS-5 missiles in both Tandem-HEAT and blast-fragmentation warhead variants.

The VPTS-D is capable of firing a salvo of two missiles less than a second apart, at a single target or two different ones simultaneously. Thus, a salvo is able to defeat most active protection systems by overwhelming them or to ensure a single target’s destruction. The VPTS-5 missiles, utilized by the VPTS-D in two quad-packs, have fire-and-forget capability through the automatic tracking system, which tracks and guides each missile to their assigned targets without an operator's aid.

The VPTS-D carries 16 missiles total, with eight in reserve. The VPTS-5c missile has a range of up to 8,000 meters and can penetrate up to 1,300 millimeters of rolled homogeneous armor after the tandem-charge warhead disposes of the ERA. Even more, the system can be controlled at a distance of 50 meters, providing some protection to the firing team when both the firing vehicle and team are camouflaged.

The CCM-53 series 6x6 truck is a cargo/transport truck in use by the Almadarian Army manufactured by the Antonio Contreras Motor Company. The bed can be rapidly modified to fill a variety of roles, such as dropside cargo trucks, dump trucks, semi-tractors, vans, and even demolition vehicles or be fitted to carry bridges. It uses a six-cylinder naturally-aspirated diesel engine developing close to 240 horsepower at 2100 rpm. Using 5-speed transmission, a laden vehicle can reach speeds of 88 km/h. Numerous variants exist, notably overhauling the vehicles to act as target acquisition radars, search radars, Transporter-Erector-Launchers, etc.

The 2A55 Terronez is a Almadarian Main Battle Tank developed by the Antonio Contreras Motor Company. Initially designed to be solely an export tank, the 2A55 featured a lightweight hull, high-powered 125mm gun, and a low silhouette. However, the platform gained some interest by the Democratic Republic for its relative advantages in tropical environments and was ultimately put into the service of the Almadarian Army.

For its main armament, the 2A55 has an SDM 125mm CDAL smoothbore gun. The ammunition load for the 2A55 is 32-35 rounds, depending on the variant. 14 rounds can be stored in the turret in the hydraulic autoloader, while the remaining shells are in a sealed compartment with blowout panels located to the right of the driver. The CDAL gun can fire GSA APFSDS and HEAT rounds, providing the tank an armament of both depleted uranium kinetic penetrators and shaped explosives. The specially made APFSDS round has a steel tip which is designed to break off when induced with yaw typically brought on by explosive reactive armor, able to penetrate up to 920mm of RHA. The main gun has an elevation of +20o, a depression of -8o. Auxiliary armament includes a top-mounted SDM ADUG remote-control weapon system, as well as two packs of six (located on both sides of the turret) 80mm launchers for smoke grenades, chaff, and flares. While its armor may not be suited for engaging enemy tanks, the gun is capable of penetrating the armor of most main battle tanks.

The 2A55 Terronez has an SGBBA Battle Management System which helps the vehicle to communicate between other tanks and command, as well as the SCFBA digital fire control system, which can be operated independently by the commander or the gunner. It offers real-time integrated imaging from all of the tank's sensors and sights, including the gunner’s sights. The gunner’s day sights include a Vidrio-Ortega Technologies ×3.3 and ×10 magnification. A thermal imager, produced by the same company, has a detection range of 5000 meters, can recognize targets at 2500 meters, and identify them at 2000 meters. Several episcopes, the cupola’s periscope, and a stabilized panoramic sight allow the commander to observe the surroundings. Newer models include the Del Valle Vehicle Protection System, which adds a simple doppler radar, laser warning system, and infrared detector which are connected to the chaff, smoke, and flare dispensers on the turret, creating a low-cost projectile soft-kill system.

The hull of the 2A55 Terronez has integrated composite armor, which alone can withstand rocket-propelled grenades and small-caliber sabot rounds (e.g. 76mm) along its frontal arc. The sides of the turret incorporate spaced armor to withstand 23mm armor-piercing rounds. Although clearly not meant for survivability against enemy main battle tanks, add-ons such as explosive reactive armor in tandem with the composite hull can improve survivability in engagements. Another protective asset the 2A55 has is its minimal thermal signature, which is largely due to the Antonio Contreras Motor Company A55 Model 2 gas-turbine engine, which emits no visible smoke during acceleration, and whose engine temperature never exceeds 152o Celsius, regardless of speed. This provides nearly a degree of stealth during nighttime operations, as well as decreased observability against infrared seeker missiles or sights. Its small size also provides a form of protection, allowing it to fit in some civilian garages, as well as giving it a very small profile. Its size, coupled with low infrared observability, and pattern-disrupting camouflage, provides the nearest to a stealth tank as Almadaria can afford.

The 2A55 Terronez is powered by an Antonio Contreras Motor Company A55 Model 2 engine, which is capable of outputting 1,100 horsepower coupled to an automatic transmission. The engine itself is stored in a separate fire-proof compartment. In its tracks, the Terronez uses six roadside wheels instead of the originally planned five, as well as 570mm wide dry pin tracks. The combat weight is limited to 33.7 metric tons, which, in combination with the advanced engine, ensures excellent mobility. The maximum roadside speed is 71 kilometers an hour, while maximum cross country speed hangs around 50 kilometers an hour. The 2A55 can accelerate from 0-32 km/h in six seconds.

Specifications

Combat weight of 33.7 tons
Height: 2.4 meters
Length: 10 meters including barrel, 6.8 meters hull
Width: 3.5 meters
Antonio Contreras Motor Company A55 Model 2 gas-turbine engine (1,100 hp)
Maximum Roadside Speed of 71 km/h
Maximum Offroad Speed of 50 km/h

Range of 550 km
Crew of 3 (Commander, Gunner, Driver)

Armament

SDM 125mm CDAL smoothbore gun (35 rounds (Hydraulic Autoloader): HEAT, APFSDS (Depleted Uranium Penetrator) )
Top-mounted SDM ADUG RCWS (Remotely-Controlled Weapon System) (1,170 rounds)
2 Turret-mounted 2x3 80mm launchers (Aerosol Smoke Grenades, Chaff Dispensers, Flares)
SGBBA Battle Management System
SCFBA digital fire control system
Del Valle Vehicle Protection System
Vidrio-Ortega Technologies ×3.3 and ×10 magnification gunner’s sights
Vidrio-Ortega Technologies Infrared Gunner’s Sight
Composite Armor, ERA protection

The “Conquistador” is a four-wheeled light ubiquitous armored vehicle in service with the Almadarian Army, designed and manufactured by Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics. A stark contrast to the rock-solid nature of the VUL, the “Conquistador” was designed to be amphibious, to carry troops, and act in an infantry support role. Originally commissioned to provide a cheap and light armored vehicle that could be airlifted and defend military bases, it grew into a jack-of-all-trades of a base design. From an APC to a command post, the Ontiveros “Conquistador” is a rugged and adaptable vehicle; even having a SAM system variant.
Capable of carrying 8 passengers, the vehicle can deploy them through two doors on either side. On top of the vehicle, the hatch can support turrets, machine guns, and even radio antennas.
The "Conquistador" is amphibious, and is propelled in water by its wheels at a speed of 4.8 km/h, while three drain pumps remove water entering through the doors. On road, it can reach speeds up to 116 km/h.
Specifications

Armor: Steel
  • 25 mm (hull front)

  • 20 mm (turret sides)

  • 8 mm (turret top)

  • 14mm (hull sides)

  • 7 mm (hull rear)

Crew of 3+8
1 x 20mm chain gun
1 x SDM ADUG 12.7mm machine gun

Variants

”Conquistador” 25mm turret variant
”Conquistador” Command vehicle
”Pizarro” Mobile SAM system (4 vehicle-mounted SDAP-91 or two “Acrabuz” JM-58)
”Vespucci” Police variant

The OM-39T2 is a towed 155mm artillery piece. It is manufactured by the Almadarian Metallurgic Bureau.Although physically large, it maintains a relatively light weight of 4.200 kilograms by usage of titanium throughout a majority of its structure. The OM-39T2 can be transported via a sling-load from a helicopter, consolidated and moved on a transport aircraft, or towed by a heavy vehicle like the CCM-53. It requires a minimum of five operators. It uses a digital fire-control system to accurately and quickly be put into action. With traditional shells, the gun has a circular probability error of just 5 meters. Shells include the 46.7 kg HE shell (26 km range) and the ERFB (extended range full bore) shell (31 km range).

Macotera Defense System’s newest multiple rocket launcher, the 49E10 “Cocodrilo” (Crocodile), is a strategically and tactically mobile launcher, capable of firing high explosive-fragmentation (HE-FRAG), incendiary, cluster (with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines) and thermobaric rockets from six 300mm launcher tubes. A standard 800 kg rocket has a maximum range of 90 kilometers.
The chassis is an 8x8 vehicle, allowing it great mobility and stability. The 49E10 can launch rockets singularly, by a partial ripple or by a full salvo, which can cover an area of 32 hectares. A full salvo can be fired within 20 seconds. The 49E10 launching vehicle can also be reloaded within 8 minutes after firing.

The weapons system is equipped with an automated laying and fire control system, along with an autonomous satellite navigation and positioning system. Positioning and firing data are exchanged between the launch vehicle and the command vehicle.

The A-13 is a surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the Aerospace Solutions Manufacturer (FSA) for use by the Republican Guard. Data and information on the geographical characteristics of the scanned areas and weather conditions can be obtained. It also has signaling devices of high-resolution video, telemetry, and global positioning data.
The A-13 has a wingspan of 4.6 meters and a weight of 60 kilograms, providing a fairly light and compact reconnaissance drone. The A-13 also has a range of 40 kilometers, in which it can land and take off automatically, or can be manually controlled. The drone, using a turboprop engine, can reach a top speed of 170 km/h with a maximum altitude of 2,000 meters. It is equipped with varifocal cameras and an infrared vision system, which are multiplexed to leave the video transmitter and receiving station ground control images. These signals are received by a directional antenna oriented manually by the movement of the aircraft.
The A-13 can be launched from a very short stretch of an airfield, or even by a specially made drone slingshot based on a ground vehicle (e.g. Ontiveros AFV, CCM-53, A76 Contreras Land Cruiser). The UAV can also be used in electronic warfare (electronic support measures and electric countermeasures) as well as reconnaissance, with an endurance of 6 hours in flight.
Specifications

Propulsion: Two-blade turboprop engine
Typical speed: 70 km/h
Top speed: 170 km/h
Service ceiling: 2,000 meters
Range: 40 km
Endurance: 6 hours
Data link range of ~100 kilometers not depending on satellite transfer

The A-58 is a remotely or autonomously controlled unmanned combat aerial vehicle manufactured by the Aerospace Solutions Manufacturer. Conceived as a long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance craft, it evolved into an attack aircraft capable of carrying a main missile payload of MAT-3 air-to-ground missiles or MGP-1 guided munitions. It has a wingspan of 20 meters, which helps to lift and keep in-flight its 3,800-some kilograms of payload. In total, it has a maximum takeoff weight of ~10,000 kilograms.

Using a 950 horsepower turboprop engine, the A-58 has a cruise speed of 313 kilometers an hour and has an endurance of 14 hours with full ordnance. It has a range of 1,900 kilometers, from which it can deploy its munitions. With eight hardpoints, it can carry and deploy a variety of weapons; from laser-guided bombs to standoff land-attack cruise missiles.

The A-58 can perform autonomously upon given instructions or waypoints by a two-person command station. Otherwise, it can be flown manually by that same control station via a satellite link. The A-58 is equipped with high-resolution cameras, thermographic cameras, and a multi-spectral targeting system, which allow the drone or its operators very high awareness and surveillance capabilities of the terrain and of enemy combatants.

Specifications

Cruise speed of 313 km/h
Range of 1,900 km

Armament

8 hardpoints
  • SDM 3A-40 (Short Range, Infrared Guided, Air-to-Air Missile. Rated for a range of 40 km)

  • SDM MF-93 (Anti-radiation missile, (against air or ground), passive radar guidance/pre-set target, range of 93 kilometers)

  • VMOT-4 (Unguided air-to-ground 68mm rocket pods, for use against vehicles, bunkers, and soft targets)

  • MAT-3 (AGM, electronic contrast seeker guidance)

  • MGP-1 (900 kg Precision guided munition, laser guidance)

  • Vidrio-Ortega Technologies EALA-31 (Air launched, precision guided glide bomb. 140 kg bomb. Fusion guidance of MMW radar, semi-active laser homing, and infrared homing. Range of 110 km, 72 km against moving targets)

  • APE-38 (Anti-ship missile; initial inertial guidance, active radar homing during terminal phase. Range of 175 kilometers with speeds nearing Mach 1.)

  • Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics MCAT-64 (Air-launched land-attack cruise missile/standoff missile: Initially inertial guidance, terminal infrared guidance, data link to the controlling aircraft, operational range of 110 km, maximum speed of 855 km/h)


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Almadarian Navy
The Almadarian Navy (Armada de la República Democrática de Almadaría, ARDA) is the navy of Almadaria. Almadarian Navy Day is celebrated on August 29, anniversary of the Almadarian victory over pirates in the Battle of Las Mangas, which involved clippers outmanuevering their opponents and sinking all but two of their ships. Personnel number 18,368, which serve aboard various coastal vessels, submarines, or blue-water frigates and destroyers.

The Almadarian Navy exercises a doctrine of using small well-equipped vessels to achieve the same as large ones; not only was this brought on by the budgetary restraints of the Democratic Republic, but also due to technological and industrial shortcomings. This way, the light diesel-electric submarine acts as a silent killer of enemy ships, an offshore patrol vessel can hold its own against enemy submarines and missile attacks, and a frigate, paired with a group of its own or destroyers, can perform effective anti-surface warfare as well as anti-submarine warfare.

Vessels/Craft

The Type 907 (reporting name “Pejesapo”) is a class of diesel-electric submarines in the Armada de la República Democrática de Almadaría. It is one of the first additions to the modern Almadarian navy, and the first instance of a vessel with air-independent propulsion which allows it remarkable quietness, attributing to its stealth. According to a dispatch made by the Democratic Republic, it is designed to be a conventional attack submarine first, but with a secondary function as an anti-ship cruise missile platform capable of hiding submerged for long periods of time in difficult to access shallow littorals.
The Type 907 is a relatively small submarine-- it only has a displacement of 3,800 long tons, a length of 79.3 meters, beam of 8.4 meters, and a draft of 6.7 square meters. It can reach speeds of 20 knots submerged (12 knots surfaced) with single-shaft diesel-electric/AIP. It has a complement of but 40 people.
The Type 907’s air-independent propulsion system allows the submarine to not only remain submerged for vastly longer times than a normal diesel-electric engine but run quieter and more efficiently. This, paired with rubber anechoic tiles along the hull, passive/active noise reduction via rafting of machinery and other equipment, and an asymmetrical seven-blade skewed propeller, make the Type 907 a difficult to track vessel until it surfaces or strikes.
The Type 907 is armed with 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes, capable of firing heavyweight torpedoes. Two hydrophones on each side and a forward passive sonar array allow the vessel to quietly make targeting solutions as efficiently as possible. The “Pejesapo” is also capable of firing anti-ship missiles from vertical launch systems located on either side of the spine behind the sail. For its own protection, the Type 907 is equipped with thermal reaction noisemakers, a towed sonar array, an SDM SDAP-91 MANPAD attached to an optronic mast, and a unique sonar signature reduction method designated the RS-741. The RS-741 consists of two bands around the machinery spaces of the submarine that emits compressed air in order to distort sound waves, negating the noise produced by the submarine while running its engines to recharge its batteries.
Specifications

Top Speed (submerged) of 20 knots
Crew complement of 40
Endurance of 60 days
Armament

6 x 533mm Torpedo Tubes
  • 22 TAPP-07 Torpedo (Initial wire guidance, active/passive sonar guidance. Range: 30 km at 92.6 km/h)

8 x VLS cells

  • 32 MALS-11 Anti-ship/surface missiles (Inertial guidance, active radar homing. 800 kg Semi-AP warhead. Sea-skimming flight altitude, maximum speed of Mach 0.93. Range of 70-180 km)

The Salvador-Class is an Almadarian class of missile-bearing fast attack craft intended for rapidly responding to surface-based threats with anti-ship missiles.

Weighing in at almost 400 tons of displacement, the 57.6-meter long vessel uses four diesel engines to reach a top speed of 40 knots, making it the fastest class in service.

The Salvador-Class has an Almadarian Metallurgic Bureau 76.2mm multipurpose naval gun in the A position, two mounted AARC AADI machine guns, and an Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense Missile System; however, its main armament lies in two pairs of horizontal missile launch tubes hosting MALS-11 anti-ship missiles.

Specifications

Length: 57.6 meters
Top speed: 40 knots (4 x diesel engines)
Crew: 36
Armament

1 x SDM 76.2mm multipurpose naval gun
2 x AARC AADI machine guns
2 x 2 missile launch tubes (MALS-11 anti-ship missile: Inertial guidance, active radar homing. Sea-skimming flight altitude, maximum speed of Mach 0.93. Range of 70-180 km)
1 x Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense System (Range: 20 km, reaction time: 3-5 s, MMW radar guided anti-air missiles)
1-2 RHIBs
Sonar Decoys
Chaff/Flares

The Nepomuceno-Class is a line of ocean patrol vessels in service with Almadaria. The Nepomuceno-Class is notable for its use of stealth technology, reducing its radar return, infrared signatures, and noise emissions and vibrations made from propulsion. It carries two rigid inflatable boats for rescue and transport purposes, as well as supporting a landing pad and small hangar suitable for a single rotary-wing aircraft.

Its armament is light; but includes a 76.2mm multipurpose naval gun in the A position, an anti-missile/aircraft missile defense system in B position, and a dual machine mount in D position.

Specifications

Crew of 60; maximum capacity of 92
Maximum speed of 24 knots
Range of 6,500 km from shore
2 x RHIBs
Flight Deck, Telescopic Hangar
Armament

1 x AMB 76.2mm multipurpose naval gun
1 x SDM ADUG general purpose machine gun dual turret
1 x Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense System (Range: 20 km, reaction time: 3-5 s, MMW radar guided anti-air missiles)
Flight Deck:1 HN-38N ASW Helicopter
CODAD two-shaft diesel engine
Multifunction Radar
Electro-optical targeting system
Electronic support measures, countermeasures
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) surface surveillance and tactical navigation radar (I-band)
Multi-purpose, multi-sensor naval fire control tracking system for missiles and guns
Sonar Decoys
Chaff

The Guillermo Zaragoza-Class Corvette is a small capital ship in service with the Almadarian Navy (ARDA) with a focus on air defense against aircraft, UAV’s, and even ballistic missiles. It was commissioned with the intended purpose to help project the Almadarian air defense network and even provide early warning of incoming aerial threats.

The corvette has a displacement of about 1,900 tons and a length of 90 meters. Using Combined Diesel Or Gas engines, the ship can reach a top speed of 20 knots or 33 knots, depending on the usage of diesel or gas engines respectively. The hull, like many other Almadarian warships, makes use of superior shaping, materials, and noise reduction to minimize its radar return, infrared signature, and the noise of the propulsion systems.

The Guillermo Zaragoza-Class features one of the few official applications of the Vidrio-Ortega Technologies MTAAE-16 long-range surface to air missile, which greatly extends its air defense radius beyond that of even the FSA JM-58 and other naval vessels which are not equipped with the missile. It supports two 8-cell grids of this missile, as well as forty cells of DA-115 SAMs and one Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense System. This gives the corvette three sizable rings of protection against aircraft and missiles. The Guillermo Zaragoza does not have a naval gun, instead focusing on air defense and using a small amount of MALS-11 missiles and mounted SDM ADUG machine guns for anti-surface warfare and point defense. The corvette also has two lightweight torpedo launchers.

Specifications

Displacement: 1,900 tons
Length: 90 meters
Range: 4,000 km
Crew: 75
Armament

2 x 8 VLS cells (MTAAE-16 long-range SAM: two-stage smokeless pulsed rocket motor, Mach 2 top speed, two-way data link/ active radar/ infrared guidance. Range of 0.5-110 km)
2 x 20 VLS cells (DA-115 anti-air missile: inertial guidance, terminal semi-active radar homing, range of 50 km)
Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics single-arm automatic missile launcher (MALS-11; anti-ship missile: Inertial guidance, active radar homing. Sea-skimming flight altitude, maximum speed of Mach 0.93. Range of 70-180 km)
Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense System (Range: 20 km, reaction time: 3-5 s, MMW radar guided anti-air missiles)
2 x SDM TRA-23 (Lightweight 324mm active/passive acoustic homing aerial torpedo. Maximum Range: 10 km at 74 km/h)
Sonar Decoy
Chaff/Flares
Vidrio-Ortega Technologies HAD-1534 Multifunction AESA radar
Aircraft carried: 1 HN-38N ASW helicopter

The Las Mangas-class is a multi-role frigate in service with the Almadarian Navy, acting as an effective fleet unit with air defense, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities. As with its smaller cousin, the Nepomuceno-Class, it has an emphasis on stealth design, with composite hull reducing radar and infrared signatures and decreasing the noise of the propulsion system. A stern flight deck and hangar allows for an ASW or transport helicopter to land.
The Las Mangas-Class has a main anti-ship armament of MALS-11 anti-ship/surface missiles or MCALA-56 anti-ship cruise missiles in a 36-cell VLS block located in front of the superstructure. Missile defense is handled by a DP-1081 point defense system and air defense by a 4x8 block of DA-115 anti-air missiles. Two triple torpedo launchers with Macotera Defense Systems TRA-23 lightweight torpedoes to provide the Las Mangas’ defense against submarines. For closer targets, whether it be enemy vessels or aircraft, a 76.2mm multipurpose naval gun turret is used.
Specifications

Propulsion: CODAD two-shaft diesel, 27 knots speed.
165 crew
14,862 km range
Flight Deck; Hangar
Armament

1 x SDM 76.2mm multipurpose naval gun
36 VLS cells (MALS-11; anti-ship missile: Inertial guidance, active radar homing. Sea-skimming flight altitude, maximum speed of Mach 0.93. Range of 70-180 km | OR | MCALA-56; anti-ship cruise missile, 750 kg payload, inertial guidance, active radar homing/anti radar, mid course correction. Range of 625 km)
20 SAM launch tubes (DA-115 anti-air missiles: inertial guidance, terminal semi-active radar homing, range of 50 km)
2 x 3 tube missile launchers (MCATN-20: sea-skimming supersonic ramjet land/surface attack cruise missile; 200 kg warhead, top speed of Mach 3, initially inertial guidance, terminal active-radar homing/satellite positioning guidance. Range of 500 km.
1 x Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense System (Range: 20 km, reaction time: 3-5 s, MMW radar guided anti-air missiles)
2 x 3 SDM TRA-23 (Lightweight 324mm active/passive acoustic homing aerial torpedo. Maximum Range: 10 km at 74 km/h)
2 x SDM ADUG general purpose machine guns
3-D air search radar
Multifunctional fire control radar
Surface Search Radar
Towed Sonar Array
Radar Warning Receiver
Electro-optical targeting system
Electronic support measures, countermeasures
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) surface surveillance and tactical navigation radar (I-band)
Sonar Decoys
Chaff/Flares
Aircraft Carried: 1 HN-38N ASW Helicopter

The Aureliano San Roman-Class is a class of multi-purpose amphibious assault ship/aircraft carriers in use by the Almadarian Navy. The vessel has a ski-jump to accommodate S/VTOL craft like the Vidrio-Ortega Technologies G-81 and a limited amount of G-98 multi-role fighters; the ship also has an additional role of troop transport and deployment, with a well deck for carrying amphibious transports and a wide enough deck for even VI-22a medium-lift helicopters.

The Aureliano San Roman-Class has a flight deck of 202 meters with a ski-jump ramp. The flight deck has eight landing spots for G-81 fighters or lighter helicopters (HN-38), and four landing spots for medium-sized helicopters, such as the VI-22a. In aircraft storage, the Aureliano SAN Roman LHD typically carries eleven G-81 S/VTOL fighters and twelve HN-38 aircraft of either variant. In a purely combat-oriented composition, it can carry up to twenty-five G-81 fighters, while in a purely transport-focused role the LHD can store twenty-five HN-38 belowdecks.

Like many other surface vessels in the Almadarian Navy, the Aureliano San Roman-Class incorporates dielectric composite materials into its hull and models its shape to reduce radar signature and decrease its overall observability.

In terms of troops, the vessel can ferry nearly nine-hundred soldiers or a battalion. Size and weight also allow for forty-eight Contreras 2A55 “Terronez” Main Battle Tanks, which can be deployed alongside infantry through four AM-108 amphibious mechanized landing craft from the well deck.

Specifications

Displacement: 26,000 metric tons
Length: 230.82 meters
Top speed: 21 knots (Two-shaft diesel-electric and gas-turbine engine)
Operational Range: 17,000 kilometers
Crew of 433 (261 ship’s company, 172 air wing), troop capacity of 913 + up to 48 Contreras 2A55 MBTs
Armament

4 x 20mm SDM autocannons (600 rounds each)
2x3 VLS cells (12 DA-115 anti-air missiles: inertial guidance, terminal semi-active radar homing, range of 50 km)
4 x SDM ADUG 12.7mm machine guns
2 x Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics DP-1081 Point Defense System (Range: 20 km, reaction time: 3-5 s, MMW radar guided anti-air missiles)
Aircraft carried:
  • CAN G-98

  • Vidrio-Ortega G-81

  • HN-38/HN-38N

  • VI-22a

Common aircraft composition: 11 G-81, 12 HN-38/HN-38N, 1-2 deck-based CAN G-98 or VI-22a.
4 x AM-108 Amphibious Mechanized Landing Craft
3-D Air Search Radar
Multifunctional fire control radar
Surface Search Radar
Towed Sonar Array
Radar Warning Receiver
Electro-optical targeting system
Electronic support measures, countermeasures
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) surface surveillance and tactical navigation radar (I-band)
Sonar Decoys
Chaff/Flares

The Tristán Badillo-Class is an Almadarian class of replenishment oilers built to supply fleet movements, particularly that of Almadarian LHDs. The oilers carry large reserves of both fuel for vessels at sea as well as jet fuel for aircraft aboard LHDs. The tankers, unlike obviously more environmentally friendly tankers, are not double-hulled, which does pose a small risk for severe ecological collapse should a leak occur.

The Tristán Badillo-Class has a surface search radar, towed torpedo countermeasures, and multiple fixed 12.7mm machine guns for its awareness and defense. If the mission calls for it, space, power, and weight reservations can be made to hastily equip one DP-1081 point defense system to provide missile defense, although the Ministry of War deems this far too costly to be implemented often. The vessel has a helicopter landing pad towards the stern of the vessel, which can be used to transport dry cargo to and fro ships.

The oiler can carry up to 25,300 m3 of fuel oil and jet fuel and also has 690 m3 of dry cargo space, including refrigerated storage with room enough for 128 pallets. For dry cargo transfer, apart from the landing pad, two transfer rigs are available on either side of the vessel. With a two-shaft diesel engine, the ship can reach 20 knots.

Specifications

Displacement of 42,674 metric tons
Length of 206.3 meters
Top Speed of 20 knots (two shaft diesel)
Capacity:
  • 25,300 m3 fuel oil and jet fuel

  • 690 m3 dry cargo space

Crew of 66-89 civilian personnel, 7-18 Almadarian Navy personnel
Surface Search Radar
Multiple SDM ADUG 12.7mm machine guns
Torpedo decoy

The Isandro De Santos-Class is a multi-purpose supply/transport ship used by the Almadarian Navy. Opposed to the Tristán Badillo-Class, the Isandro De Santos is typically used for civilian commercial operations, but a few of the class are maintained by the Navy for cargo and transport roles. In fleet settings, they can be used to haul dry cargo, such as ordnance, frozen goods, and freshwater for the fleet. Otherwise, they can be used as traditional cargo vessels.

With a diesel engine, the ship can reach top speeds of 25 knots with a two-shaft system.

Specifications

Length: 229.8 meters
Top speed of 25 knots (diesel engines, two propellers)
Complement: 707 (military use), 176 civilians and 30 military (commercial use)
Ordnance stowage of 1,950 metric tons
Chill and freeze stowage of 230 metric tons
Water storage of 76,000 liters

The De Toro-Class is a line of 25 meter patrol boats developed for export and for use by the Republican Guard. As of the Echavarria-Gil Act of 1902, the Almadarian Ministry of Defense is to maintain a fleet of no less than fifty boats for primarily coastal patrol and border security, and, currently, the De Toro class makes up for 60% of the 90 current vessels, the others being speed boats or ships of significantly less size. The patrol boat itself is able to operate in littoral, riverine, as well as open waters, providing a capable patrol vessel.

The De Toro-Class has a mild steel hull, aluminum superstructure, and a gas turbine, a stark improvement from the previous classes of wooden gasoline-powered patrol boats. The De Toro can also be better armed than most patrol vessels: supporting up to five SDM ADUG machine guns and an AMB 81mm mortar; though it should be noted that the armament depends on the mission, with most going with only two to three machine guns for patrol.

The patrol boat has a complement of eight personnel, and a total of two RHIBs can be operated for search and rescue operations, as well as border inspection.

Specifications/Armament

Displacement of 60-69 tons
Top speed of 16.8 knots (1,000 hp gas turbine engine)
Range of 928 km at 14.5 knots
Crew (minimum) of 8
1 x AMB 81mm mortar
5 x SDM ADUG
0-2 RHIBs

The Emelina Aybar-Class is a class of Almadarian minesweeping vessels based off the civilian Miguela Izquierdo trawler. The modifications allow the Emelina Aybar-Class to operate as a fleet minesweeper vessel, able to perform minesweeping in deep and shallow waters alike. Its excellent minesweeping and minehunting ability owes to its wooden fibreglass-coated hull, mine disposal remotely-operated underwater vehicle, and advanced low-frequency minehunting and classification sonar.

The Emelina Aybar-Class is based on a wooden (typically oak) trawler, but the hull is coated with fibreglass to decrease magnetic and sonar signatures and decrease chances of being locked onto by contact or influence mines while maintaining a strong hull. The unmanned underwater vehicle is a remotely-operated mine disposal system developed by Vidrio-Ortega Technologies, and can reach mines up to 1,700 meters away from its tethered position, where it will employ cable-cutters and small explosive devices to destroy mines. The vehicle uses low-light level television and high-frequency sonar to discover mines. Based in the protruding bow, the sonar is capable of detecting and recognizing mines and their capabilities in a selectable 180o arc via electronic switching of sonar stave arrays circling the vessel.

Finally, the minehunter has two AARC AADI machine guns mounted on the railings of its port and starboard midsections, and a dual SDM ADUG turret located in front of the bridge superstructure. For air defense, it has a missile rack of four SDM SDAP-91 Surface-to-air missiles.

Specifications

Length: 61.0 meters
Top Speed: 16.5 knots (diesel engines, 2,500 hp)
Range: 3,000 km
Endurance: 10 days
Crew: 45
Armament

2 x AARC AADI 5.56 machine guns
1 x dual SDM ADUG 12.7mm turret
Vidrio-Ortega Technologies VCM-15 Mine Disposal Remotely-Controlled Underwater Vehicle
4 x SDM SDAP-91


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Almadarian Air and Air Defense Force
The Almadarian Air and Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea y de Defensa Aérea de Almadaría, FADAA) is the combined national aviation and air defense branch of the Republican Guard of Almadaria. Latest census marked its numbers at 14,600 personnel.

Craft

The G-98, manufactured by the National Air Freight (Carga Aérea Nacional), is a fixed-wing, single-engined supersonic multirole fighter aircraft. Upon test flights, it has also managed considerable prowess in difficult weather conditions, creating a sense of reverence to the name “Golondrina” (or Swallow) by pilots. It has heavy ordnance, sophisticated avionics, and high maneuverability.
It features a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, a side-mounted control stick for ease of control, and fly-by-wire controls, which helps to add to the G-98's impressive agility. On top of that, its turbofan engine allows it for a cruise speed of Mach 1.2, with a maximum speed of 2.05 at altitude without the use of the afterburner. The multi-function radar (active electronically scanned array) has four different operating frequencies, and as such provides four air-to-air and seven air-to-ground operating modes for combat, even at night or in bad weather. The most recent model provides an increased range of the radar even in cluttered or jammed environments. It can track and scan for up to 13 targets at once at ranges in excess of 150 kilometers. Electronic support measures and countermeasures were considered during the design process and eventually added before the final design was set.

Sensor fusion of its active electronically scanned array, global positioning system, and other systems through a real-time operating system allows the pilot greater situational awareness without compromising low observability. The G-98 features an electro-optical surveillance system which is capable of identifying and tracking targets from considerable distances, nearing 60 kilometers in good weather. The system also serves as the greatest defense against stealth aircraft, besides ground and air-based multistatic radar systems.

It has ten exterior weapons hardpoints that support a variety of AGMs, air-to-air missiles, anti-radiation, standoff missiles and numerous precision guided munitions. It has a 20mm automatic cannon mounted within the fuselage to the right of the cockpit.

Specifications

1 x 20mm SDM (Macotera Defense Systems) autocannon (600 rounds)
10 Hardpoints
  • SDM 3A-40 (Short Range, Infrared Guided, Air-to-Air Missile. Rated for a range of 40 km)

  • SDM RM3A-104 (Air-to-air missile: medium range, semi-active radar seeker, terminal active radar guidance, rated for 104 km)

  • SDM LA3A-190 (Air-to-air missile: long-range, inertial guidance, terminal active radar guidance, rated for 190 kilometers)

  • SDM MF-93 (Anti-radiation missile, (against air or ground), passive radar guidance/pre-set target, range of 93 kilometers)

  • VMOT-4 (Unguided air-to-ground 68mm rocket pods, use against vehicle, bunkers, and soft targets)

  • MAT-3 (AGM, electronic contrast seeker guidance)

  • MGP-1 (900 kg Precision guided munition, laser guidance)

  • BG-1 (Unguided 227 kg bomb)

  • Vidrio-Ortega Technologies EALA-31 (Air launched, precision guided glide bomb. 140 kg bomb. Fusion guidance of MMW radar, semi-active laser homing, and infrared homing. Range of 110 km, 72 km against moving targets)

  • APE-38 (Anti-ship missile; initial inertial guidance, active radar homing during terminal phase. Range of 175 kilometers with speeds nearing Mach 1.)

  • Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics MCAT-64 (Air-launched land-attack cruise missile/standoff missile: Initially inertial guidance, terminal infrared guidance, data link to the controlling aircraft, operational range of 110 km, maximum speed of 855 km/h)


AMC Flares/Infrared Countermeasures
MB Chaff dispensers
ITP-99 ECM pod
Combat Range of 573 km
Top Speed of Mach 2.05
Rate of climb of 21945.6 meters a minute
Service ceiling of 18,074 meters

The G-81 is a supersonic V/STOL carrier-capable fighter aircraft developed by Vidrio-Ortega Technologies. In a bid to establish itself in aircraft production, Vidrio-Ortega spared no expense while designing this aircraft to precisely the Ministry of Defense’s specifications. Thus, the G-81 is capable of landing and taking off on short runways, such as impromptu landing zones or helicopter carriers, and can carry a mixed (although not as varied as the G-98) payload of air-to-air missiles, gravity or guided bombs, surface attack missiles, and standoff weapons.

The G-81 was designed, albeit with much difficulty, with both vectoring thrust and an afterburner. It follows a twin-engine design, which has an evident weakness of rolling the aircraft to the side should an engine fail while landing. There is a single vectoring nozzle located just behind the center of gravity, as well as dedicated vertical thrust jets located behind the cockpit. Many parts of the craft are made of titanium or a composite due to heat-build up while hovering, which it can sustain for a rated maximum of 2 and a half minutes. The wings can be folded up for shipboard storage.

The G-81 is equipped with extensive avionic suites and weapons systems, including an active electronically steered array (AESA) radar, laser-TV ranging and aiming, and a heads-up-display and helmet-mounted missile aiming system as found on the G-98. It has a maximum speed of Mach 1.4 or 1,800 km/h, which, although just short of the Ministry of Defense’s requests, was accepted nonetheless. It has a range of 2,100 km from its launch platform, providing excellent range compared to the G-98. The G-81 has a service ceiling of 15,500 meters and a rate of climb of 250 m/s.

Specifications

Crew: 1
Wingspan of 10.015 meters
Maximum speed: Mach 1.4 (1,800 km/h)
Range of 2,100 km
Rate of climb of 250 m/s
Armament

1 SDM 30mm short recoil operated autocannon (200 rounds)
1 fuselage hardpoint
  • Ontiveros Hardware Dynamics MCAT-64 (Air-launched land-attack cruise missile/standoff missile: Initially inertial guidance, terminal infrared guidance, data link to the controlling aircraft, operational range of 110 km, maximum speed of 855 km/h)

  • 1,200 Liter Fuel Drop Tank

4 underwing hardpoints

  • SDM 3A-40 (Short Range, Infrared Guided, Air-to-Air Missile. Rated for a range of 40 km)

  • SDM RM3A-104 (Air-to-air missile: medium range, semi-active radar seeker, terminal active radar guidance, rated for 104 km)

  • SDM LA3A-190 (Air-to-air missile: long-range, inertial guidance, terminal active radar guidance, rated for 190 kilometers)

  • SDM MF-93 (Anti-radiation missile, (against air or ground), passive radar guidance/pre-set target, range of 93 kilometers)

  • MAT-3 (AGM, electronic contrast seeker guidance)

  • MGP-1 (900 kg Precision guided munition, laser guidance)

  • Vidrio-Ortega Technologies EALA-31 (Air launched, precision guided glide bomb. 140 kg bomb. Fusion guidance of MMW radar, semi-active laser homing, and infrared homing. Range of 110 km, 72 km against moving targets)

  • BG-1 (Unguided 227 kg bomb)

  • APE-38 (Anti-ship missile; initial inertial guidance, active radar homing during terminal phase. Range of 175 kilometer with speeds nearing Mach 1.)

AMC Flares/Infrared Countermeasures
MB Chaff Dispensers

The CAN T-4E is a medium-size medium-range transport aircraft manufactured by and operated by the National Air Freight and Almadarian Air and Air Defense Forces. The T-4E is propelled by four turboprop engines situated under its non-swept wings. The wings themselves are attached high on the fuselage, and the tricycle landing gears are equipped with low-pressure tires. It has a rear-ward facing ramp to help the loading and unloading process.
The T-4E aircraft can carry troops and vehicles, drop supplies, perform parachute drops, and even function as an air ambulance. It can haul about 35 metric tons of cargo, approximately 96 soldiers/passengers, or 82 paratroopers in the cargo compartment. It can also carry 60 severely wounded soldiers with their stretchers, 20 slightly injured soldiers and 3 medical attendants. The cargo compartment can be cleared to carry vehicles, such as Ontiveros VUL, Contreras Land Cruiser, CCM-53, and even the Ontiveros “Conquistador” AFV.
Specifications

Crew of 5 (2 pilots, navigator, flight engineer, and loadmaster)
Capacity of 35,000 kg (35 tons) payload, or
  • ~90 passengers or

  • ~80 airborne troops or

  • 60 stretchers, 20 mildly wounded soldiers, three medical attendants or

  • 6 pallets or

  • 2-3 Ontiveros VUL or

  • 3 A76 Contreras Land Cruiser or

  • 2 Ontiveros “Conquistador” AFV or

  • 8 disassembled OM-39T2 or

  • 1 SDM 49E10 “Cocodrilo”

  • 1 Contreras 2A55 Terronez MBT

4 x CAN M-48 turboprop engines, 4,900 hp each
Maximum speed of 660 km/h (Cruise speed of 550 km/h)
Range of 5,165 km
Flare dispenser system

Variants

CT-4: Tanker variant
JT-42: Firefighting variant

The VL-2 “Clarividente” is an Almadarian Airborne Early Warning and Control System developed by the Aerospace Solutions Manufacturer. With pulse-Doppler radar, pulse radar, and passive electronically scanned array radar, the VL-2 can act as both early warning system and mobile command and control center.

Based off the airframe of an acquired civilian airliner of the CAN (National Air Freight), the modified jet carries an 8.2 meter diameter rotating radar dome mounted above its fuselage and wings and a suite of analytical equipment for digital computer signal processing, which it uses to provide early warning of enemy aircraft and missile attacks, control of the accompanying combat air patrol fighters, and surveilling of the surrounding territory for the coordination of land and air efforts. A secondary role is for the VL-2 to provide guidance for SAM missiles.

The original airframe of the VL-2 is the Aerospace Solutions Manufacturer FSA-622, a quad jet with swept wings, podded engines, and a wingspan of 40 meters. It cruises at approximately 887-992 kilometers an hour, with a range of 7,600 kilometers. To take off, it requires a minimum runway of 2,374 meters, but only needs 2,093 meters to land. It has a 13-hour endurance.

Specifications

Wingspan: 40 meters
Cruise speed: 887-992 km/h
Range: 7,600 km
Endurance: 13 hours
Vidrio-Ortega Technologies RG-814 Rotodome (Passive electronically scanned array| Range; 375 km)
Pulse-Doppler radar (Range: 400 km for low-flying targets)
Pulse/OTH Radar (Range; 650 km for targets at medium to high altitudes)
Electronic support measures

Production rights acquired from abroad, the VI-22a is a medium-lift transport helicopter used by the Almadarian Air and Air Defense Force to transport supplies and sometimes small vehicles, as well as an infantry detachment as large as three squads (30 troops). The helicopter supports two turboshaft engines for its rotors, which have a diameter of 21.25 meters. This setup allows for a top speed of 280 km/h with cruise speeds at 260 km/h. The VI-22a’s range, without additional fuel tanks, is 800 kilometers, allowing it to operate very far from airbases. Armed variants are prevalent in Almadaria, typically with gunpods, unguided rockets, or bombs.
Specifications

Crew: 3 + 30
Top speed: 280 km/h (cruise speeds at 26 km/h)
Range of 800 kilometers
Armament

6 hardpoints
  • SDM ADUG Gunpods

  • VMOT-4 Missile Pods (Unguided air-to-ground 68mm rocket pods, use against vehicle, bunkers, and soft targets)

  • BG-1 (Unguided 227 kg gravity bomb)

The GR-22, nicknamed the “Crow” for the first model’s distinctive black paint job, is an all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter produced by the Grandas Helicopter Plant. It carries a single gun in an under-nose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.

The five-blade main rotor is mounted above the body midsection, short, wide, tapered, weapon-carrying wings are mounted to the rear of the body midsection. Two turboshaft engines in pods are mounted alongside the top of the fuselage with downturned exhausts. The fuselage is slender and tapers to the tail boom and nose. It features tandem, stepped-up cockpits, a cannon mounted beneath the belly, and a non-retractable tricycle tail-wheel type landing gear. Due to the energy-absorbing landing gear and seats the crew can survive a vertical fall of up to 12 m/s. The armored cabin and windshield is rated for protection against 7.62mm and 12.7mm bullets, as well as slightly larger shell fragments. It has noise-quieting characteristics, Although intended primarily as an attack helicopter, it does have a small passenger space large enough for three people (the intent of this was so that ally helicopter crews could be rescued).

The GR-22 features a helmet-mounted display for the pilot. The pilot designates targets for the navigator/weapons officer, who proceeds to fire the weapons required to fulfill that particular task. The integrated surveillance and fire control system has two optical channels providing wide and narrow fields of view, a narrow-field-of-view optical television channel, and laser rangefinder.
Armament includes a chin-mounted 30mm automatic SDM autocannon. Rounds from High Explosive Incendiary (HEI) to Armour-Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS) can be used. On its weapons hardpoints, it typically uses MAT-3 AGMs, VMOT-4 rocket pods, thermobaric rockets, and specialized tank-killing tandem-charge HEAT warheads. For self-defense against other aircraft, the GR-22 can carry one or two SDM 3A-40 short-range air-to-air missiles.

Specifications

Two turboshaft engines, 2,194 hp each
Maximum speed of 320 km/h
Range of 435 km (Combat: 200 km | Ferry: 1,100 km w/ drop tanks)
Armament

1 x 30mm automatic SDM autocannon
Two pylons on stub wings
  • MAT-3 (AGM, electronic contrast seeker guidance)

  • VMOT-4 (Unguided air-to-ground 68mm rocket pods, use against vehicle, bunkers, and soft targets)

  • CAP-51 (Thermobaric)

  • HEATER (HEAT tandem warhead, beam riding. Pen. of 950mm w/ ERA)

  • SDM 3A-40 (Short Range, Infrared Guided, Air-to-Air Missile. Rated for a range of 40 km)

The Grandas HN-38 is a twin-engined, medium-sized, multirole military helicopter. It was created due to a demand of a transport helicopter operable in both land and naval environments, most notably from confined helipads on the back of warships. It features entirely fly-by-wire controls. There are two main variants of the HN-38; the standard HN-38 dedicated to army use and the HN-38N, navalised for ASW and anti-surface unit warfare.
With a crew of three and a total passenger size of 20 soldiers/two supply pallets, the HN-38 makes for an effective utility helicopter. Guns can be mounted on either side, adding in a role of gunship, if need be (although limiting troop capacity), and its pylons can support anti-surface missiles or anti-submarine homing torpedoes. Its main rotors cover a diameter of 16.3 meters, although in the naval variant the airfoil allows for it to fold. It has a maximum speed of 300 km/h fully loaded, with a range of 800-1000 kilometers, depending on variant.
Specifications

Crew: 3 + 20
Range of 800 km (HN-38)/ 1000 km (HN-38N)
Maximum speed of 300 km/h
Armament/Equipment

Army: 2 x 12.7mm door-mounted machine guns
4 x MAT-3 (AGM, electronic contrast seeker guidance)
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Naval Variant: 3 x SDM TRA-23 (Lightweight 324mm active/passive acoustic homing aerial torpedo. Maximum Range: 10 km at 74 km/h)
APE-38 (Anti-ship missile; initial inertial guidance, active radar homing during terminal phase. Range of 175 kilometer with speeds nearing Mach 1.)
Sonar buoys, onboard processing equipment. Certain models include MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detector) and incorporated analytical equipment

The “Acrabuz” JM-58 is a medium-to-long-range surface-to-air missile developed and produced jointly by Aerospace Solutions Manufacturer (Fabricante de Soluciones Aeroespaciales) and Vidrio-Ortega Technologies (Vidrio-Ortega Tecnologías) for use by the Almadarian Air and Air Defense Forces. The missile was not produced with a standard launching platform or target acquisition system to be economical-- it can be guided with whatever it is set up with, usually preexisting radar and target acquisition equipment. However, it is intended that a space-based radar would be able to detect potential targets and guide the missile to the target. In addition to its ability to be guided by many sources, the missile can be supported by a variety of platforms; from the specially modified Ontiveros “Conquistador” AFV, the back of a CCM-53 truck, or even the inside of a shipping container transported by a semi-trailer truck.

Intended as a general aircraft deterrent, the JM-58 can be used against helicopters, fighters, high-altitude aircraft, drones, and even ballistic missiles.

The JM-58 has a maximum operational range of 96 kilometers, with a maximum altitude of 24,000 meters. Using a solid-fuel rocket, it can propel itself to a maximum speed of Mach 4.1. The missile itself has semi-active radar guidance, allowing either ground-based targeting equipment or a radar satellite system to guide the missile to its target, depending on its variant.

Variants

JM-58-A: Guidance system adapted to the VL-2 AWACS
JM-58-S: Guidance system adapted to satellite guidance
JM-58-M: Guidance system adapted to the Vidrio-Ortega Technologies Standard Mobile Radar System, which is mounted on specifically a CCM-53 variant.

The RED REAL (Almadarian Space Radar Network, or Red de Radar Espacial de Almadaria) is a multi-purpose space-borne radar system used by the Republican Guard of Almadaria. Soon to be made up by dozens of satellites in low earth orbit, they provide terrain and land cover information about the environment, as well as high-range and high-resolution ground moving target indication (GMTI), SAR imaging and high-resolution digital mapping, and most importantly, it would allow the detection and tracking of aircraft, ocean-going vessels, and even (under certain circumstances) land vehicles.

The project behind RED REAL was of particular interest to the Democratic Republic, as not only would monitoring sea travel be of importance to their trade interests (especially in hunting down pirates) but the prospect of using space-based radar to bolster their air defense was impressive. Working in conjunction with the ”Acrabuz” JM-58 SAM, the RED REAL system can help guide the semi-active radar homing missile to targets within their reach while still being hundreds of kilometers off the surface and away from any threat of fire. Thus, the cheapness of the air defense systems are hardly of any concern as if the target is in range, a missile can be directed to it without giving away the location of the missile.

As well as its anti-air benefits, the satellites would help land and naval forces be aware of enemy locations (to a degree, particularly with ground forces) and plan accordingly. This allows for situational awareness the Almadarian military did not expect to receive.

Currently, there are multiple satellites in orbit, keeping together keeping continuous watch over the Almadarian region.


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Republican Paramilitary and Civil Defense
The Republican Paramilitary and Civil Defense is a purely political military branch. Usually, they handle internal affairs and rapid enforcement of policy and laws if the National Police are overwhelmed, but for the most part, serve the administration of the Democratic Republic as a tool to bludgeon political enemies to death with. Because of the Paramilitary, few opposition parties exist and, even then, are largely marginalized to local, municipal elections.

The actual equipment and tactics of the Paramilitary focus on eternal guerilla warfare, using second-rate equipment and second-rate soldiers to eventually wear out any invader. Its soldiers are usually patriotic men and women past their prime who wish to keep their respect in the party, mostly completely untrained for real military combat.


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More reading on the military of Almadaria can be found here.

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