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NIN | Armed Forces | Noronnican Army

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OVERVIEW

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Motto

Chnoi ghài phiùimbè

March

Song of Old Molm

Established

1699

Headquarters

Nolon City

Minister for National Defence

Martyn Greyhound

Chief of the General Staff

FM Alisdair Ronyld

Budget

- Upkeep:
- Personnel:
- Procurement:

$20,273,017,554.70

$5,068,254,388.68
$12,163,810,532.82
$3,040,952,633.21

Active Personnel

100,348

Reserve Personnel

143,560

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RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

The Noronnican Army draws from a wide recruitment pool, as after the Noronnican Empire receded, the Noronnican Army maintained that any citizen of a nation connected with Noronica may enlist. This policy is separate from the Gurkha Brigade, but citizens of Athara Magarat wishing to join the regular Noronnican Army are permitted to do so. This policy has proved extremely successful for the Noronnican Army, drawing in expertise from across the isles. Domestically, the Army operates multiple recruitment centres across every town and city within the Noronnican Isles. All men and women between the ages of 16 and 35 may enlist as long as they pass the medical and physical test which takes place in approved medical centres in several barracks across the county.

There are many different misconceptions surrounding the Army recruitment programme, partly due to its age and due to its past strict regulations. The medical and physical tests are designed to find candidates filled with potential, as the Army will teach future soldiers how to regulate themselves and will put them through a set of intensive tests across their military career to ensure that there is a significant development on their personal fitness.

The Noronnican Armed Forces do operate a system of draft service. All males and females at the age of 18 deemed mentally and physically fit to serve must register with the UPAF Selection Programme, introduced in 2019. Individuals are not usually drafted into the armed forces, with small numbers being selected for service in January 2020, as this programme was implemented in the case of emergency.

The Noronnican Army maintains training centres across the country and around the Western Isles. Due to their global responsibilities, regular and reserve soldiers are required to train in different climates in a variety of countries. The training regime is designed to be intensive and hard, designed to push one's resolve. Regular war games, intensive physical exercises and military education are all integral to a soldier's life in the Army.

The Army has always had a strong training ethos, maintaining the idea that all soldiers in any serving capacity should be at their peak mental and physical capacity. The Army Fitness Regime was codified into Army standards in 1921 during the major restructuring of the whole of the Armed Forces with the introduction of the Noronnican Air Force. The fitness regime has since then been reviewed every year from 1921, with careful consideration over performance reports across the Army to ensure that the regime maintains its extremely high standards and exceptional quality that has come to be expected from the Noronnican Armed Forces across the region. The Army has a vast array of training equipment in its inventory, situated across its many training centres and barracks, with fully-equipped gyms being a top priority to produce soldiers who are fit, healthy and disciplined. Without this, a soldier cannot be at their peak performance in any scenario, from the battlefield to humanitarian operations.

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UNITED PREFECTURES MILITARY ACADEMY HARBURGH

"Teach, Guide, Lead"

The United Prefectures Military Academy Harburgh, (UPMAH) more commonly known as Army Harburgh or simply as Harburgh, is a long-established military academy founded in 1769 to train prospective officers for the Noronnican Army. It is the central headquarters for all military academies and education centres across the Noronnican Isles and its overseas territories, serving primarily to provide officer cadets with initial officer training. Tuition is paid for fully by the Noronnican Army, with the contracted agreement that once a cadet receives their commission they will serve their country. With the Academy's long as established history, Harburgh is also open to certain international students approved through the selection process. They are expected to enlist in their home country's military once they have completed their tuition.

Entry for potential officers is permitted upon approval or through prior identification by the UPMAH Selection Board. For applicants applying outside the forces, they must apply directly to the academy but must also be nominated by a high-ranking officer or politician. Once selected and approved, officer cadets must reside within Harburgh's Halls of Residence as they complete their course.

Unlike some military academies across the region, Harburgh is not a university or college, in that cadets do not receive civilian qualifications after their tuition. However, they can attain a postgraduate, (assuming the cadet has graduated university) certificate in Conflict Studies. Cadets are often university graduates despite there being no further education requirements for the academy.

The course consists of two modules spread across one year. At the end of this course, cadets receive their commission after the final parade inspected by the Chief of General Staff and a senior Prefect. Students then enter into the Noronnican Army as a second lieutenant, the first attainable commissioned rank in the Army.

Notable Alumni:

  • First Prefect Trystan Alexander

  • General Brian Gulling

  • Sir Duncan McMavinn

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STRUCTURE

The Noronnican Army is administered by a civilian governmental department, the Ministry of National Defence, led by a senior politician. Below them is the Secretary for the Army, who serves as the civilian oversight of the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) who is ranked as a Field Marshal. The CGS serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a group of service chiefs drawn from all of the branches of the United Prefectures Armed Forces to advise the First Prefect. Reporting to the Chief of the General Staff is; the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, the Force Commander, the Adjutant-General to the Forces and the Commander for Development and Capability. The Force Commander is responsible for generating and preparing forces for current and future operations, the Adjutant-General to the Forces has the responsibility of developing the Army's personnel policies, recruiting, and supporting personnel, and the Commander for Development and Capability is responsible for developing the Army's capability, sustainability and doctrine.

The Noronnican Army is divided into armies, the highest possible service components. There are currently four active armies, supported by an independent Support Command. Each army is assigned to a geographical command alongside the other branches of the UPAF.

First Army

Northern Command

79th Airborne Division

3rd Infantry Division

31st Infantry Brigade
34th Infantry Brigade
40th Infantry Brigade
20th Artillery Brigade
110th Logistic Brigade

7th Armoured Brigade
12th Infantry Brigade
22nd Infantry Brigade
7th Artillery Brigade
105th Logistic Brigade

Third Army

Southern Command

1st Armoured Division

2nd Infantry Division

1st Mechanized Brigade
2nd Armoured Brigade
4th Armoured Brigade
1st Artillery Brigade
101st Logistic Brigade

2nd Mechanized Brigade
2nd Motorized Brigade
4th Motorized Brigade
4th Artillery Brigade
104th Logistic Brigade

Fourth Army

Mesder Command

1st Infantry Division

1st Alpine Division

5th Armoured Brigade
6th Armoured Brigade
3rd Artillery Brigade
52nd Infantry Brigade
102nd Logistic Brigade

11th Infantry Brigade
24th Infantry Brigade
25th Infantry Brigade
17th Artillery Brigade
107th Logistic Brigade

Territorial Reserve

Noronica Training

1st Training Division
5th Training Division
7nth Training Division
2nd Readiness Division
9th Readiness Division
14th Readiness Division
22nd Support Division

32nd Brigade
35th Brigade
47th Brigade
51st Brigade
68th Brigade
71st Brigade
89th Brigade
90th Brigade
94th Brigade
4th Infantry Brigade
12th Infantry Brigade
15th Infantry Brigade
22nd Logistic Brigade
43rd Logistic Brigade

Support Command

1st Signal Brigade
11th Signal Brigade
1st ISR Brigade
2nd Medical Brigade
7th Engineer Brigade
8th Engineer Brigade
1st Military Police Brigade

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BRIGADE OF GURKHAS

The Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective name which refers to all the units in the Noronnican Army that are composed of Gurkha soldiers from Athara Magarat. The brigade, which is 8,750 strong and includes infantry, engineering, signal, logistic and training and support units. Its classification as a brigade is mostly for ceremonial purposes as it is larger than a normal brigade yet too small to be classified as a division. They are famous for their kukris, a distinctive heavy knife with a curved blade, and have a reputation for being fierce and resilient soldiers on the battlefield. The brigade recruitment centre is based in Athara Magarat called Noronnican Gurkhas Athara Magarat.

Current units of the Brigade of Gurkhas include:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, The Noronnican Gurkha Rifles

  • The Noronnican Gurkha Engineers based within 42nd Engineer Regiment

  • The Noronnican Gurkha Signals

  • 11th Noronnican Gurkha Logistic Regiment

  • Gurkha Staff and Personnel Support Company

  • The Noronnican Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

  • Gurkha Training Company, Infantry Training Centre, Lancaston

  • Brigade of Gurkhas Training Team

  • Gurkha Language Wing, Lancaston

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ARMY RANKS

The ranks within the Noronnican Army are split into non-commissioned and commissioned, whereby those that have received a commission have completed their education at Harburgh. All the Army's ranks define what role a soldier has, but some ranks do not directly involve the command of a certain number of troops, instead, they are more administrative. Prospective recruits can either join the Army as a Private or if they are part of the university programme, students who have completed their course may enter into Harburgh as an officer cadet as they have received preliminary officer training.

In standard combat uniform, soldiers wear their ranks on rank slides on the front of their uniform. This is different in other types of dress. While the ranks and rank slides are universal across the Noronnican Army, each regiment has its own tactical recognition flash, cap badge or bonnet.

Private

Lance-Corporal

Corporal

Sergeant

Staff-Sergeant

Warrant Officer Class 2

Warrant Officer Class 1

Second Lieutenant
Officer

Lieutenant
Officer

Captain
Officer

Major
Officer

Lieutenant Colonel
Officer

Colonel
Officer

Brigadier
Officer

Major General
Officer

Lieutenant General
Officer

General
Officer

Field Marshal
Officer

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ARMY UNIFORM

The Army has a long and established history, and therefore it has gone through many iterations of uniform. While some traditions remain, modern Army combat uniform is designed to give soldiers the very best advantage in the field. The camouflage used by Noronica is Operational Multi-Terrain, (OMT) derived from Multicam pattern due to its hybrid, universal usage in different theatres. Previous uniforms utilised digital camouflage, but this was deemed less effective than OMT, which was introduced in 2014. The Army does not use any other form of camouflage, opting to use this for every unit in the force.

Perhaps one of the most distinctive features of the Noronnican uniform is the bonnet which regular soldiers and officers wear instead of berets or caps. The bonnet is a distinctive headdress which is a widely recognised aspect of Noronnican culture.

Below is the standard-issue kit provided for Noronnican troops.

OMT

Bonnet

Smock

Shirt

Undershirt

Trousers

Wool Socks

Boots

Work Belt

Gloves

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EQUIPMENT

NA15

Pistol

Noronica

Standard-issue sidearm

HDA45

Assault Rifle

Noronica

Standard-issue assault rifle, replaced the GA-XI05 bullpup rifle in late 2019.

MR1

Sharpshooter Rifle

Corindia

Designated Marksman's rifle

LinkM1014

Shotgun

ORIGIN

(Need Isles Equivalent)

LinkAWM

Sniper Rifle

ORIGIN

(Need Isles Equivalent)

LinkM107

Anti-Materiel Rifle

ORIGIN

(Need Isles Equivalent)

M66

Submachine Gun

Dothrakia

Primarily used by Special Forces and protection units

MG3

Light Machine Gun

Corindia

LinkFN MAG

General Purpose Machine Gun

ORIGIN

(Need Isles Equivalent)

HMG1

Heavy Machine Gun

Corindia

LinkHK GMG

Automatic Grenade Launcher

ORIGIN

(Need Isles Equivalent)

MV-31/32/33

Anti-Tank Missile

Ostehaar

AAM2

Anti-Air Weapon

Corindia

HG8

Fragmentation Grenade

Noronica

Standard-issue grenade

LinkM6-895

Infantry Mortar

ORIGIN

(Need Isles Equivalent)

NO-917 Weasgaich

Noronica, Alteran Republics

Main Battle Tank

400

OSD-T2

Ostehaar

Main Battle Tank

200

OSD-FV1

Ostehaar

Infantry Fighting Vehicle

870

L-42 Vortex MAFV MIV-IFV

Alteran Republics

Infantry Fighting Vehicle

540

L-42 Vortex MAFV MIV-APC

Alteran Republics

Armoured Personnel Carrier

350

NO-TP5 Tiger

ORIGIN

Protected mobility vehicle

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1,230

NO-CO1 Coyote

Noronica, Corindia

Light Utility Jeep

1,450

NO-917 Weasgaich AVRE/ABL/ARV

Noronica, Alteran Republics

Armoured Engineering Vehicle

70

OSD-RA2

Ostehaar

Multiple Launch Rocket System

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60

NO-917 Weasgaich SPG

Noronica, Alteran Republics

Self-Propelled Gun

90

LinkL118

ORIGIN

Towed-Howitzer

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326

Épée

ORIGIN

Surface-to-air Missile

80

L-42 Vortex MAFV HEC-JAMM-LR/BVR

Alteran Republics

Long-Range Aerial Defence

64

OSD-S9

Ostehaar

Dual Band RADAR Array

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H177B Valkyrie Attack

Noronica

Rotorcraft

Attack Helicopter

97

H177B Valkyrie Patrol

Noronica

Rotorcraft

Patrol Helicopter

55

H192 Elk

Noronica

Rotorcraft

Cargo Helicopter

76

EF 58 Killa

Athara Magarat

Propeller

Patrol Plane

16

Yukon

Vancouvia

UAV

ISR Drone

48



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