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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.


Historical Info-

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.

The Faction-

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 occurs.

Specialist Elements-

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 integrated 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.

Supports-

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.
 

Horizon Island Armed Forces [CUP] updated with compatibility fixes, MP signing.

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Steam Workshop Link- https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1778379264

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SFF Russian Vehicle Pack Updated-

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-T-55 and BMP sights are now altered to be the same consistent scope instead of wide periscope view.

-Range of new T-72 camo variants.

-Shilka now has fixed firing rate and has Radar window.

 

Steam Workshop Link- https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=834019757

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INDEP FIA Overhauled [CUP] updated with MP signing, compatibility fixes. Steam Workshop Link- https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1723465379 

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INDEP FIA Overhauled [NIA] updated with files cleaned up, MP signing and compatibility fixes. Steam Workshop Link-  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1193103446

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INDEP FIA Overhauled [RHS] updated with MP signing, compatibility fixes. Steam Workshop Link-  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1437796488

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Got a question on steam about it- would anyone be interested in an All In One for my faction overhauls/campaign replacement packs? Like bundling all my CUP, RHS, NIA Overhauls for all the factions into a single Workshop item, so you can get all the, eg, NIA based campaign replacements in one go?

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I think that is GOOD idea for servers and people with low RAM.

 

Not everyone can load up RHS, CUP, SMA AND NIARMS, but in SP, I like the individual packs so I can choose each faction to have nearly customized arms. It is way more interesting, but super resource heavy.  Honestly, I would buy more RAM just for ARMA due to all the variety that can be available but not everyone will do this. 

 

So YES, it is great idea to streamline for server operators or LOW RAM players.

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SFF Russian Vehicle Pack Updated-

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- All vehicles are now separated into Blufor, Indep and Opfor sides;
- New factions names under which vehicles can be found: SFF RVP BLUFOR, SFF RVP INDEP, SFF RVP OPFOR;
- BMP-2 with CDF camouflage has been added.
- Added icon that shows current Hull and Turret directions.
- ERA now has vanilla A3 effect and performance.
- ERA texture has been tweaked to be a bit darker.
- Most vehicles now have optics view at minimal zoom first, instead on max.

 

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=834019757

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International Police Special Units [NIA] Updated-

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Historical Info-

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-military units armed with greater weapons than normal police, however the modern concept originated in the United States with the LAPD's 'SWAT' team in the mid 1960'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. 

 

The Faction-

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-calibre SMG's such as MP5's, supported by M4A1 Carbines and with SIG 9mm sidearms. They carry a smaller amount of ammunition 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 accurized 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 armour, 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. 

 

Specialist Elements-

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 Washington 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. 

 

Supports-

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. 
 

Steam Workshop Link- https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1240322524

 

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Special Forces Faction, CUP version [SFF-C] that adds the Provisional Irish Republican Army to Arma 3 updated.
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Historical Info

The IRA are a Republican paramilitary organisation formed to establish an independent Ireland from Britain, and have been active since before the first World War. This mod is more focused on the 1983 to late 1990's time period, and their conflicts with British Armed Forces during that time.

The Faction

The general Provisional forces will use anything they can get their hands on, from civilian clothing, guerrilla gear or mixed camo captured or purchased from the black market. Darker colours and Woodland or DPM camo's are very common. Weapons used by the IRA vary, but M16A1's and M16A2's, AK and VZ-58's as well FN FAL's are common, supported by PKM's, bolt action rifles and submachineguns like the Scorpion and UZI. Many of these weapons were obtained from overseas via the black market in the US, Libya and the Middle East, as well as firearms from Europe or the UK.

Sidearms are not standardised, but revolvers, M1911's and Makarovs are all used, with the RPG-18 and RPG-7 being their primary AT weapons. M60 7.62 machineguns are in limited use in the IRA, being in use after after 1978.

Specialist Elements

IRA Veteran forces are better equipped and trained compared to the regular IRA fighters, and have better access to ex-British equipment like camo, body armour and have heavier weapons like the FN MAG and Strela AA missile. IED specialists are available for ambushes as well as working with explosives.

Supports

The IRA forces are backed by Medical, Anti-Tank and Command/HQ Elements as well as a sniper spotter team. ATV's and Dirt Bikes provide scouts and outriders for recce, while Land Rovers work as infantry transports as well as M2 armed fire support vehicles.

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

Sources-

'Inside the IRA', Jane's Intelligence Review, Sean Boyne, 1996.
'The IRA-Finance and Weapons' 1983 Ulster police report, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
'I.R.A. Shifts Tactics, and the Results Are Deadly', New York Times 1988.
Some weapons and equipment in the mod is not 100% accurate, placeholders or things for a similar gameplay function have been used.

 

Steam Workshop Link-

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1704602923

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Islamic State [RHS] Updated with MP Signing and compatibility fixes. 

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Special Operation 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.

Historical Info-

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 renounced 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 Faction-

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.

Specialist Elements-

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 armour, 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 February 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.

Supports-

IS are supported by a considerable amount of vehicles- the war in Syria has seen much larger numbers of armoured vehicles, even main battle tanks like T-72's, used on all sides of the war. IS have access to both more common technical vehicles, cargo trucks and ZSU-23 trucks, and armoured 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.

 

Download Link-

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=899977490 

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