Author: smorency44
Author Website:

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 0.5.0
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: Canadian Armed Forces addon

Date: 2015-07-02 03:13

Comments: (3)


Operation NorthStar (ONS)

ONS Team

Operation NorthStar (ONS) ArmA 3 was created for the enjoyment of the 7 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (7CMBG). Although this is the first official ArmA 3 release, ONS development existed since Operation Flashpoint up to ArmA 2 Operation Arrowhead.

- Army, Air Force, Special Operation and support units operating in the Canadian Armed Forces.
- Many new weapons, air/ground vehicles and items will be released as they become available. A few work in progress include:

  1. CH146 Griffon
  2. CH147 Chinook
  3. CP140 Aurora
Land Vehicles:
  1. LAV 3 upgrade
  2. Coyote
  3. RG31 Nyala
  4. G-Wagon
  5. Leopard2A4/6
  6. M777
  7. MSVS
  8. HLVW
  9. LSVW
  10. And much more...

Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:\Program Files\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
64-Bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
After extraction it should look like this:
Steam\Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\@your_mod_folder_name\addons\

You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name1\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".
You may already have "userconfig" folder from other addons and/or mods in which case it is safe to merge the contents from this archive.

You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:

You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.

And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!

When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.

Included files:

Credits & Thanks:
Developed by:
- Bohemia Interactive
- Operation NorthStar Team

Contributions by:
- 7cmbg - all members for testing.
- O'Hally.
- Peral.
- Nixon - many textures.
- EricJ - C8IUR .
- D4nny from Modern Warfare conflict for the base C7-C8-C9 Model.
- ABS - Vest - Helmet. - (Original founder of ONS - without him, it would not exist)
- Sabre - for base Vest and Helmet texture.
- if we forgot someone...please let us know and we will add you!

Added: public release.

v0.1.0 to 0.4.9
Added: first release internal to 7cmbg Arma3 unit (

Forums Topic:
- BI - Operation NorthStar (ONS)

Enable javascript to be able to download from Armaholic please!