Author: jarrad96
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3, NIArms All in One, CUP Units, CUP Weapons

Version: 1.03
Signed: No

Short description: adds the Malden Defence Forces to Arma.

Date: 2019-07-18 09:07

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Malden Defence Forces [NIA]


Special Operation Forces Faction mod [SFF] that adds the Malden Defence Forces to Arma.

Historical Info
Malden is a small island with a relatively small population, and the most important event to happen since the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800's was it's involvement in the War of 1985, where the island was invaded by Soviet forces against a small United States Army garrison. In the aftermath of the conflict itself the Malden government decided to allocate increasing government funding for their own military force, the Malden Defence Forces, which were established in 1987, with stocks of ex-European arms arriving and being adopted by the military.

The Faction
The Malden Armed Forces are primarily Infantry based, and are decently equipped with primarily European weapons and equipment, with the tan AUG A2 with Docktor optic being standard issue.

The standard uniform of the MDF is an arid 6 Colour 'Choc Chip' camo pattern, with CIRAS body armour and MICH helmets used for the majority of soldiers. Small numbers of AUG A1's and AUG 9mm PDW's are used in reserve and non-combat roles such as engineers, crewmen, pilots and assistants, as the older rifles and optics are still more effective than a sidearm.

The primary support weapons are the AUG HBAR (Heavy Barrel Automatic Rifle), which is used on the fireteam level as a light automatic rifle, and the SIG DMR, which is the standard Marksman rifle. Minimi machineguns are used as a squad and support level weapon, similar to the US Marines.
Standard sidearms are old 1980's German P226's and P228's, with more modern versions used by commandos and higher-ranking units.

Specialist Elements
The Malden 2nd Commando Regiment is the pride of the small Malden military, and they have distinctive British DPM uniforms and berets. Because of their higher budget compared to the standard armed forces, some of which are still using firearms from 1980's and 1990's, the Commandos have the more modern AUG-A3's, as well as access to more magnified optics and accessories such as larger stocks of night vision, IR lasers and body armour.
In the event of a second war on Malden, the 2nd Commandos (as the 1st Commandos are purely a reserve and training unit) would be mobilised and used for raiding and attacks on enemy forces, based out of small mountain compounds and cave complexes around the centre of Malden.

Due to the MDF being a smaller military, their support assets are focused around rapid, air-mobile redeployment of their forces in order to counter an attacking invader force as rapidly as possible before they establish a major beachhead on the island.

They rely on fast-moving lighter vehicles like Light Strike Vehicles, Wiesels with a range of armaments, with it filling roles as air-defence and recon as well as a fighting vehicle. Motorised trucks or APC's are their primary method of moving larger numbers of infantry forces, with the Commandos being more likely to be airborne.

The Malden Defence Forces have little in the way of heavy assets, having no main battle tanks and instead make use of air power from JAS 39 Gripens, Chinooks and AW-159 armed helicopters.

Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name MDF ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system.

To install Malden Defence Forces [NIA] 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.

Included files:

Re-released, with new CUP equipment.

Major Vehicle Update-
-Added Wiesel AT, Wiesel Recon, Wiesel (Autocannon), Wiesel AA as vehicles, in OD Green.
-Added Light Strike Vehicles in HMG, ATGM and Troop Transport versions
-Added Jeep and HEMTT for non-frontline and logistics vehicles
-Added CH-47 Chinook, AW Wildcat and JAS 39 Gripen as air support assets and for air-mobile transport
-Added Crewmen, Tank Crewmen, Pilot, Jet Pilot, Sniper, Spotter units

First Release

- Community Base addons A3
- NIArms All in One
- CUP Units
- CUP Weapons

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