Special Forces Faction [SFF] that adds terrorist units from the Islamic State/Daesh/ ISIS / ISIL / IS based on photographs and video footage from 2014-2017. It contains a range of ground forces with vehicle supports.
The Islamic State, particularly the 'Islamic State of Iraq and and Syria/Levant', known as 'Daesh' in Arabic, are a terrorist organisation that originated in anti-Western groups in the Middle East such as the Taliban and other Jidahist groups.
In 2014 it rose to power under the name of Islamic State, and has since been fighting on multiple fronts in the Middle East region, such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Nigeria and Somalia, among others.
IS has become renouned for it's extremist views, acts such as suicide bombings, executions and beheadings, and the belief that the Islamic State heads a global Apocalypse against the entire planet.
Motto- " baqiya wa tatamadad" "Remaining And Expanding"
The Islamic State fighters in the mod are based around a large core of lightly equipped troops, with the most common weapon among the regular forces being the AKMS- because of the folding stock it is more compact for transport so it more common among the forces in Syria because it's easier to smuggle into the country compared to a full stock AKM.
Full size AKM's, AK-74's, AKS-74U's and other weapons such as PKM's and RPG-7's are also used by IS, and some weaponry taken from military forces after the defeat of Government forces, such as M16's and M4 rifles.
There is no standardisation of equipment, weapons or appearance among the regular forces. Sidearms vary between M9's, M1911's and Makarovs.
The faction is based on photographs from 2014-2017 and video footage from December 2016.
The IS cell known as Jund al-Aqsa form the specialist group within the faction. Many of them are veteran's of the wars in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan, and are known to be better equipped and act more 'professional' than the main IS cells.
The units in this part of the faction have greater access to better equipment such as ex-Russian or ex-US body armor, more modern AK rifles and AR platform rifles. They wear a mix of Woodland camo and some have mixes of Multicam and other patterns or stolen Police equipment. Not all of them are of Middle Eastern ethnicity, some are European, to reflect their preference for foreign fighters.
Since Febuary 2017 the units from Jund have joined Islamic State forces rather than operate as a whole different faction, but they still retained their unit structure and the higher quality equipment and experience.
IS are supported by a considerable amount of vehicles- the war in Syria has seen much larger numbers of armored vehicles, even main battle tanks like T-72's, used on all sides of the war. IS have access to both more common techincal vehicles, cargo trucks and ZSU-23 trucks, and armored vehicles like BMP-1's and T72's.
IS is well known to use stolen and captured US equipment, such as Humvee's and infantry weapons, which are also used in the faction in some numbers.
Static weapons like the KORD, TOW (taken and used by IS after the defeat of Free Syrian Army forces) and IGLA AA missiles are weapon options in the faction.
Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name IS ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system. Islamic State are an OPFOR faction. I do not in any way support IS.
Faction does not work as the allied/player faction in the 'Dynamic Recon Ops' scenario, but works fine as OPFOR/AI units in that scenario. All other missions have perfect function.
To install Islamic State [SFF-R] 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.
Changed appearance of some units based on feedback from someone deployed in that area.
Added Anti-Tank Team with RPG-7's
Added Support Squad, with IED specialists and an IGLA gunner
Added BTR-60 APC
Added BMP-1P IFV
Added ZSU-23-2 AA gun
Added SPG-9 Recoiless Rifle
Added Veteran Medic with M4 Carbine.
Improved loadouts of some Infantry units
Bug fixes for BMP-1 crewmen
Removed ERA armor plates from T-72B
- first release
- VSM - Accessory
- VSM - Uniforms
- VSM - Vests and Helmets
- BI forums