A Special Forces Faction [SFF] that adds the Philippines terrorist organisation of Abu Sayyaf Group "Bearer of the Sword". The faction is accurate to a 2011-2016 timeline.
Abu Sayyaf are a Muslim Extremist insurgency in the Philippines. They are armed with a mix of firearms, from AK47's, M4A1's and G3 rifles, supported by heavier weapons like M60's and mortars captured from the Army, or gained in drug trading with the Mexican Cartels.
Uniforms vary, but are usually anything in a neutral color scheme, be that M81 woodland, Tiger stripe or just flat colors. They are well known for making heavy use of IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices) and other traps.
They are a splinter cell from the Moro National Liberation Front (segmented in 1991) and their aim is to establish an independent Islamic state within the Pacific region.
The faction rose in power during the early 2001's after the leader of the ASG formed a personal connection with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, who assisted them with weapon and training. Since 2014 however, they have changed allegiance to the Islamic State.
The faction primarily funds itself via dealing with the Mexican drug cartels, or via hostage taking from Western nations. They have beheaded hostages whose money was not recieved.
The ASG have a small core force of internationally trained forces, who are equipped with superior gear and weaponry to the main force. They carry the G3 rifle or M4A1's by standard, and have camo uniforms. In real life these would be represented by the Al Qaeda trained forces within the faction, rather than the domestically trained main force.
The ASG are supported primarily by light vehicles like technicals and trucks, but also have a sizeable naval force of assault boats and captured civilian sailing vessels. They also have access to a light mortar.
Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name ASG ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system. ASG are an INDEP faction.
To install Abu Sayyaf Group [SFF] you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page
for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.
Credits & Thanks:
Sailing boat by Dust[Sabre]
- BI forums
- Community Base addons A3
- VSM - Accessory
- VSM - Uniforms
- VSM - Vests and Helmets
- Specialist Military Arms (SMA)
- SFF Vehicles and Static Weapons
- NIArms AK Rifles
- NIArms M60 GPMGs
- NIArms G3 Rifles
- NIArms Core