Date: 2021-03-26 11:33
Special Operation Forces Faction mod [SFF] that adds the Horizon Island Armed 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.
The Horizon Island Armed 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 Western equipment, mostly British or German exports.
Infantry are mostly armed with Western equipment purchased during trading deals, with the HK G36 being the standard weapon for infantry forces, with G36C's and G36K's being in limited use as well. The primary autorifleman weapon is the MG36, and support weapons include a modernised railed FN FAL, Carl Gustav AT launcher, MP5 SMG and Accuracy International sniper rifles in small numbers. The standard sidearm is the Glock 17.
Standard uniform in the Infantry is older styles of Tiger uniform, woth flat OD Green being used by support units like vehicle crewmen and pilots. Due to the low budget and rampant corruption due to the drug cartels, many of the Defence Force members have older Colt-War or early 2000's equipment- Body armour is not standardised and is a mix of IOTV and older armours, night vision is rare and most units units rely on flashlights, and basic training is of poor quality.
The Infantry are aimed towards low-scale conflicts and counter-insurgency operations, lacking heavy armour and relying on squad level firepower or light mechanised support, as conventional combat with Syndikate is difficult due to the jungle terrain in which most combat on the Horizon Islands occours.
The Horizon Armed Forces have a sizable Recon unit that has been recently raised to fight against the increasing presence of Syndikate drug cartels on the islands, and they were trained and modelled after the Malaysian P A S K A L unit.
The Recon troops are armed with HK XM8 rifles, and they are all equipped with optics, usually close-combat red dots or intergrated sights, as well as having black body armor and helmets as well as standard issue night vision, giving them an edge over the regular infantry forces.
The Recon troops are equipped with Glock 17 pistols and have Tiger uniforms.
The Horizon Island forces lack conventional heavy armour, instead relying on Land Rovers and light and medium APC/IFV's rather than any main battle tanks, due to the tough jungle terrain, and lack of proper equipment means that the Tanoan Reserve units, armed with older un-modernised FN FAL rifles, may be called up in fighting roles in emergency cases.
Because of the large number of islands, RHIB boats, Assault Boats, LCU Landing Craft and specialist diver teams are available to keep the Horizon Defence Forces viable in areas where few other vehicles have enough room to move.
MH-6 Littlebirds, HC-3 Merlins, Wildcats and C-130 transport planes can be used for transport of troops or material around to different or more remote islands in the Horizon Archipelago, while the F/A-18X is their primary fighter aircraft.
Faction has full Editor, Zeus, MCC, Task Force Radio, ACRE and ALiVE support (faction name BLU_HIAF) and it supports ACE3 Medical system.
To install Horizon Island Armed Forces [CUP] 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.
Changelog: (26-03-2021 - updated as it happens, displayed in news once every week)
HIAF updated with compatibility fixes, MP signing.
-Fixed PLP Bug
-Added Aircrew units
-Added F/A-18X Stealth
-Added HC3 Merlin medium helicopter
- Community Base addons A3
- CUP Units
- CUP Vehicles
- CUP Weapons
- BI forums