Special Operation Forces Faction mod [SFF] that adds the Tanoan Defence Forces to Arma 3- I felt like it was major loss in Apex to not have an Indigenous military force to combat the Syndikate Cartel, and the existing Gendarmie are very unsuited to a combat role.
Tanoa's Defence Forces are loosely based around the Republic of Fiji's Armed Forces and the Indonesian Armed forces. Due to the location of the Horizon island chain in the Pacific, they are using primarily older Western equipment, with some older Soviet-Block equipment in use by Reserve and training units.
Infantry are mostly armed with Western equipment purchased during trading deals with Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with the M4A1 Carbine being the standard weapon for infantry forces, with SM2 (M249 made under license) SM2 GPMG (MAG made under licence, LWMG/SPMG used as a stand-in ingame) and NLAW's being used in other roles.
Standard uniform in the Infantry is older styles of American M81 Woodland uniform. Due to the low budget and rampant corruption due to the drug cartels, many of the Defence Force members have older equipment- Body armor is not standardised, optics and night vision are rare, and basic training is of poor quality.
The Infantry are aimed towards low-scale conflicts and counter-insurgency, lacking heavy weapons and relying on the firepower of MMG's and light mortars rather than armored vehicles or air support, which the jungle terrain of the Horizon Islands make very difficult.
The Tanoan Defence Force has a small 'Para-Commando' unit that has been recently raised to fight against the increasing presence of Sydikate drug cartels on the islands, and they were trained and modelled after the Indonesian 'Kopassus' 1st Para-Commando unit.
The Para-Commandos are armed with HK416 and HK417 rifles, many with jungle camo spray patterns, and they are all equipped with optics, usually close-combat red dots, as well as having body armor as standard isuue, giving them a slight advantage in jungle fighting compared to the regular infantry.
The Para-Commandos are equipped with M1911 pistols and have Multicam Tropical uniforms, loaned to them by the recently arrived NATO Task Force, to distingush them from the regulars.
The Tanoan Defence Forces lack substantial supports, having nothing greater than a few light mortar tubes, and lack of proper equipment means that the Tanoan Reserve units, armed with old Soviet-Era AKM rifles, may be called up in fighting roles in emergency cases.
RHIB boats and ATV's are available to keep the Para-Commando's mobile in the thick jungle areas, with few other vehicles having enough room to maneuver. AH-6 and MH-6 Littlebirds can be used for transport around to remote island areas.
Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name TDF ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system.
To install Tanoan Defence Force [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.
First (Private) release.
- VSM - Accessory
- VSM - Uniforms
- VSM - Vests and Helmets
- Specialist Military Arms (SMA)
- BI forums