Special Operation Forces Faction mod [SFF] that adds International Police Special Units based on a range of different national Police, SWAT, Hostage Rescue and Response Teams. PSU means Police Special Units, and is a catch-all phrase for these units.
The idea of an armed specialist Police or non-military unit is not a new one- as far back as the 1920's and 1930's there had been specialist non-miltary units armed with greater weapons than normal police, however the modern concept orginated in the United States with the LAPD's 'SWAT' team in the mid 1060's, and there was a much greater push in European nations for similar teams after the Munich Olympics attack in 1972, which saw the formation of several specific non-military response units due to German legalities preventing the Army from being used against civilians.
This mod adds a range of units based on Police, SWAT and Hostage Rescue teams internationally, covering from basic uniformed patrol Officers to Undercover, Police Response units, SWAT Teams and the like.
SWAT units are dressed in Black, OD and non-military apparel, and are armed with a range of pistol-caliber SMG's such as MP5's, supported by M4A1 Carbines and with SIG 9mm sidearms. They carry a smaller amount of ammuntion and supplies compared to the HRT's, and the SMG's were chosen to make them more effective at close range urban fighting, as well as reducing penetration of the rounds to prevent civilian casualties in the surrounding area.
A SWAT Marksman, who is armed with an accurised 5.56 rifle with match-grade ammo, can be used for spotting targets and for longer-ranged support, as the rest of the SWAT and HRT units are all focused towards close-range urban and city fighting, so lack magnified optics of any kinds.
There is a secondary SWAT Team, Undercover SWAT, who are dressed in civilian clothing underneath their body armor, which can be used for a quick-reaction or response unit, and are based on European specialist police, armed with the German G36 Carbines. Explosive charges are carried by a special 'Breacher' unit in both teams, and can be used to blow open doors when used with a supported door-breaching mod.
The mod is based on a range of nations including Australia, America, United Kingdom, Kenya, Spain and Sweden, but I have intentionally not exactly re-created any particular nation, so you can use them as any nation you like- none of them are specifically named after their real-life base unit.
The Hostage Rescue Teams are the elite units of the faction, and have military-style uniforms, weapons and equipment, distancing them from the SWAT units. The Multicam units are based on the Washinton DC district FBI Hostage Rescue Teams on exercises between 2014 and 2017, but there is a flat OD version without Multicam that is more generic and could be used to portray other Hostage Rescue Units as well.
Support units for the PSU's include ordinary police units, who are lightly equipped and armed only with sidearms and optional 9MM MP5's, as well as more exotic units such as an Undercover officer, and a unit who represents rural/ forest Specialist Police in a non-Western country, based on African specialist police in remote areas.
Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name PSU ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system.
To install International Police Special Units [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.
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