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Military of Vekllei

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The armed forces of Vekllei are part of the Ministry of Defence, and consist of the combined armed capability of the country, as well as services for public emergencies, law enforcement and civil defence.

Unlike common practice overseas, Vekllei does not have seperate military branches, and instead administers all aspects of defence as a single armed organisation originating as part of the Navy. As a union of island communities, the Vekllei Navy is its historic and contemporary primary means of defence, and Vekllei doctrine favours an integrated command. As such, all air and land warfare is conducted as part of the Navy under a unified defence command.

Because all services operate within the Navy, different roles are organised into different services. For example, the traditional surface navy of the Maritime Service does not operate its own seaborne aviation, since all aircraft are part of the Navy’s Air Service. In this context, “Navy” is a synonym for “Military” in Vekllei, and equipment, signage and vehicles are marked as such.

Vekllei Military Services #

A Vekllei military service is a component of the overall armed forces, and so they overlap and intersect. Unlike most other militaries, which are divided between different branches and coordinated by a central command, Vekllei military services are effectively interchangeable, and form interarmes services for specific missions. A single interarmes service may even involve regiments from all services simultaneously, which would operate as a single unit under a unified command.

Vekllei is a seagoing country of island communities, and so the Marine Services are the backbone of its strategic forces. They are the oldest military organisations of Vekllei and revered by the country.

Note

In numbered Vekllei services (e.g. Terrestrial & Air Services, etc.), numerical order is preserved and units are not permanently identified by a particular number. Unit numbers are administrative and assist in formation of interarmes services, so units may change numbers regularly. Instead, unit identity and honours are attached to ceremonial and historical names that remain with the unit.

βš“οΈ Marine Services #

The Marine Services consist of the armed forces most commonly associated with seaborne warfare and supply, and include equivalents to the Navy and Coast Guard. It is an administrative rather than conceptual distinction, as many other aspects of oceangoing warfare are folded into the air and territorial services, such as naval aviation and marine infantry.

Maritime Service #

The Maritime Service (the Navy or Navy of the Public) is the traditional naval warfare component of the Vekllei military and consists of its surface ships and submarines.

Maritime Service Fleet
Commonwealth Fleet #

The Commonwealth Fleet (Sovereign/Central Fleet) of the Vekllei Maritime Service is the largest naval formation in Vekllei and is tasked with defence of the country’s central corridor, a triangular area with points in Oslola, Verde and Summers

  • 5 Aircraft Carriers
    • 1 Supercarrier
    • 2 Fleet Carriers
    • 2 Helicopter Carriers
  • 3 Battlecruisers
  • 12 Cruisers
    • 2 Scout Cruisers
    • 2 Torpedo Cruisers
    • 6 Missile Cruisers
    • 2 Aircraft Cruisers
  • 28 Destroyers
    • 6 Minelayers/Minesweepers
    • 22 Fleet Air Escort Destroyers
Home Fleet #

The Home Fleet of the Vekllei Maritime Service is a reserve frigate fleet stationed across the 70 island city-states that make up the country. Each Vekllei city-state serves as a home port to a particular frigate. While they serve a pseduo-ceremonial role, they are active warships that perform littoral maritime security duties and can be federalised into other fleets as necessary. The Home Fleet also consists of auxiliary and littoral vessels designed for service in the Vekllei Caribbean.

  • 82 Frigates
  • 2 Submarine Rescue Ships
  • 1 Crane Ship
  • 6 Minehunters
  • 4 Naval Yachts
  • 3 Amenities Ship
  • 2 Ammunition Ship
  • 2 Floating Dock
  • 1 Troopship (+ 4 Auxiliary)
  • 4 Accomodation Ships
  • 2 Dispatch Ships
  • 4 Nuclear Replenishment Ships
  • 2 Replenishment Oilers
Arctic Fleet #
  • 1 Fleet Carrier
  • 1 Battlecruiser
  • 6 Cruisers
    • 4 Nuclear Icebreaker Cruisers
    • 2 Aircraft Cruisers
  • 12 Destroyers
    • 8 Fleet Air Escort Destroyers
    • 3 Missile Destroyers
    • 1 Arsenal Destroyer
Antarctic Fleet #
  • 1 Fleet Carrier
  • 1 Battlecruiser
  • 6 Cruisers
    • 4 Nuclear Icebreaker Cruisers
    • 2 Aircraft Cruisers
  • 12 Destroyers
    • 8 Fleet Air Escort Destroyers
    • 3 Missile Destroyers
    • 1 Arsenal Destroyer
  • Misc Republican Frigates
  • Fast Attack Craft
  • Corvettes
  • Yachts

(200)

  • Patrol Boat

  • Missile Boat

  • Torpedo Boat

  • Gunboats

  • Submarine Chaser

  • Minelayer

  • Minesweeper

  • Minehunter

  • Assault Ship - 4

    • Landing Craft - 28
  • Arsenal Ship - 2

  • Submarines - 50

    • Ballistic Missile Submarine
    • Attack Submarine
    • Midget Submarine
    • Submarine Aircraft Carrier

Littoral Service #

The Littoral Service (the Coast Guard or Navy of the Parliament) is the maritime security component of the Vekllei military. It provides customs, policing and search and rescue services for Vekllei’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zones, though it frequently patrols international waters in the Atlantic.

The Littoral Service has 12 commands across the Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctic and Caribbean Oceans, including the entirety of the Vekllei exclusive economic zone and territorial waters.

Littoral Service Equipment
Customs Cutters #
  • 6 Frigate Customs Cutters
  • 20 Medium Customs Cutters
  • 20 Fast Response Customs Hydrofoils
  • 2 Air Cutters
  • 12 Coastal Patrol Vessels
  • 8 Search and Rescue Vessels
  • 8 Fast Patrol Boats
  • 16 Hovercraft Cutters
Utility Vessels #
  • 4 Seagoing Buoy Tenders
  • 10 Coastal Buoy Tenders
  • 4 Coastal Construction Tenders
  • 5 River Tenders
  • 1 Large Ocean Tugboat
  • 2 Medium Ocean Tugboats
  • 10 Harbour Tugboats
Icebreakers #
  • 4 Heavy Icebreakers
  • 1 Ice-strengthened Oiler
Survey & Auxiliary Ships #
  • 2 Hydrographic Survey Ships

Coastal Artillery #

Littoral Service Equipment
Coastal Artillery #

Rocket Navy #

✈️ Aeronautical & Space Services #

Air Service #

The Air Service conducts aerial warfare in Vekllei. It consists of three commands that specialise in different aspects of air support and supremacy. The Air Service is also a major contributor to other services, since marine and territorial doctrines depend heavily on the air service for their combat capability, combat support, transport, logistics and reconnaissance.

Vekllei has a rapid air-mobile posture across its armed forces, which is facilitated by the relative size and availability of its air service. It is also the only service in which women are a majority of participants in combat, since female pilots contribute just over 52% of its servicemen.

Structure #

There are three commands in the Air Service, which in the secular Vekllei tradition have specific and exclusive functions. The Air Combat Command comprises all primary offensive squadrons including fighters, helicopters and scouts. The Air Auxiliary Command comprises miscellaneous aviation including search and rescue, training and replenishment. The Air Transport Command provides transport for both logistics and combat organisations.

Air Combat Command

The Air Combat Command (ACC) provides aircraft and crew for combat air services, including both land and seaborne aviation. The vast majority of these are variants of the No. 8 Casemate fighter jet.

  • No. 1 Aerocombat Wing
    The No. 1 AC Wing comprises the primary interceptor and air superiority squadrons of the Air Service.
    • No. 1-8 Fighter Squadrons
  • No. 2 Aerocombat Wing
    • No. 9-16 Fighter Squadrons
  • No. 3 Aeroweapons Wing
    The Aeroweapons Wing consists of the attack helicopter and helijets squadrons of the Air Service, which are organised with Aeroscouts and Aerorifles to produce air-mobile platoons.
    • No. 17-20 Aeroweapons Squadrons
  • No. 4 Aeroscouts Wing
    The Aeroscouts Wing provides reconnaissance services to the Territorial Service and the interarmes air-mobile platoons.
    • No. 21-24 Aeroscouts Squadrons
  • No. 5 Aeromarine Wing Commonwealth Fleet
    The No. 5 Aeromarine Wing provides equipment and crew for the Commonwealth Fleet, and comprises the largest naval aviation force in the Air Service.
    • No. 25-31 Marine Squadrons
  • No. 6 Aeromarine Wing Commonwealth Fleet
    • No. 32-33 Marine Squadrons
  • No. 7 Aeromarine Wing Arctic Fleet
    • No. 34-35 Marine Squadrons
  • No. 8 Aeromarine Wing Antarctic Fleet
    • No. 36-37 Marine Squadrons
  • No. 9 Aeromarine Helicopters Wing
    The No. 9 MHW comprises the bulk of maritime rotary-wing and helijet aircraft, and are located across fleets and naval bases as required. Aeromarine squadrons may be subdivided into Aeromarine sections depending on the needs of the Maritime Service.
    • No. 38-41 Marine Squadrons
Air Auxiliary Command

The Air Auxiliary Command (AAC) includes aircraft types not directly associated with other command roles, and encompasses different kinds of aircraft in a support (auxiliary) role.

  • No. 1 Aeroxiliary Wing
    No. 1 AA Wing provides maritime patrol services to the Air Service as well as the Maritime and Littoral Services. No. 1 Squadron is assigned to the Commonwealth Fleet.
    • No. 1 Maritime Patrol Squadron Commonwealth Fleet
    • No. 2 Search & Rescue Squadron
    • No. 3 Air Firefighting Squadron
  • No. 2 Aeroxiliary Wing
    • No. 4-6 Maritime Patrol Squadrons
  • No. 3 Air Training Wing
    The Air Training Wing has two squadrons in the Virgin and Oslolan republics, and trains pilots for the Air Service.
    • No. 1-2 Air Training Squadrons
  • No. 4 Air Replenishment Wing
    • No. 1-2 Air Replenishment Squadrons
Air Transport Command

The Air Transport Command (ATC) supports other services, particularly the Territorial Service, and provides air mobility to Rifles regiments as part of its flexible and rapid-manoeuvre doctrine. When mounted in helicopters and helijets, Rifles regiments are known as Aerorifles, and combine with the crew and equipment of an Aerorifles squadron to form a complete air-mobile platoon.

  • No. 1 Aerotransport Wing
    The No. 1 Transport Wing services the transport aircraft fleet. No. 1 & 2 Squadrons are land-based and 3 & 4 specialise in maritime transport, and include flying boats.
    • No. 1 Aerotransport Squadron (Government)
    • No. 2-3 Aerotransport Squadron (Strategic Airlift)
    • No. 4 Aerotransport Squadron (Tactical Airlift)
  • No. 2 Aerorifles Wing
    The Aerorifles are the aircraft and crew component of an interarmes air-mobile platoon, and transport individual infantry regiments.
    • No. 5-8 Aerorifles Squadrons
  • No. 3 Aerorifles Wing
    • No. 9-12 Aerorifles Squadrons
  • No. 4 Aerorifles Wing
    • No. 13-16 Aerorifles Squadrons
Equipment #

Vekllei aircraft are primarily designed and manufactured domestically, and use mostly nuclear propulsion. Efforts to streamline and simplify inventory in recent years have reduced the overall types of aircraft in service.

Air Service Aircraft
Combat Aircraft #
  • 210 No. 8 Casemate Atomic Fighters
  • 33 No. 7 Demon Atomic Fighters
Maritime and Patrol Aircraft #
  • 16 Long Range Search & Rescue Turboprop Aircraft
  • 4 Search & Rescue Flying Boats
  • 2 Heavy-lift Search & Rescue Aircraft
  • 50 Seagoing Utility Helicopters
  • 4 Ground Effect Combat Aircraft
Tanker Aircraft #
  • 1 Nuclear Replenishment Aircraft
  • 2 Airborne Fuel Replenishment Aircraft
Transport Aircraft #
  • 27 Heavy Transport Aircraft
  • 22 Medium Transport Aircraft
  • 18 VIP Transport
  • 24 Strategic Airlifter
  • 12 Tactical Airlifter
  • 4 Ground Effect Heavy Airlifters
Helicopters #
  • 42 Attack Helicopters
  • 52 Scout Helicopters
  • 40 Heavy-lift/Utility
  • 20 Anti-Submarine Warfare/Search and Rescue
  • 10 Transport/Utility
  • 60 Transport/Utility
  • 50 Medium-lift/Utility
Trainer Aircraft #
  • 20 Primary Trainer Aircraft
  • 40
  • 15 Training Helicopters

Air Artillery Service #

The Air Artillery Service provides air defence in Vekllei. It operates a variety of emplacements and point defences as part of Vekllei concentric air defence doctrine, but its primary force consists of mobile anti-air and flak systems.

Air Artillery Command Structure

The Air Artillery Command (ATC) consists of

  • No. 1-6 Air Artillery Regiments
    The No. 1 Air Artillery Regiment
Air Artillery Service Equipment
Missile Systems #
  • 25 Truck
  • 25 Truck
  • 15 Trailer
  • 1200 missile platform
  • 12 Tracker Carriers
Man-Portable & AA Guns #
  • 120 guns
  • 1000 missiles
  • 1500 missiles

Radar Service #

Radar Service Equipment
Radar Systems #
  • 5 Aerostat Radar Surveillance Balloons
  • 40 Portable Search Target Acquisition Radar
  • 12 Ground Active Electronically Scanned Array
  • 4 Medium Array
  • 40 Counter-battery Radar
  • 20 Giraffe Array
Radar Jamming Aircraft #
  • 8 Radar Jamming Aircraft

Missiles Service #

πŸ—‘οΈ Land and Army Services #

Territorial Service #

The Vekllei Territorial Service is the closest analogue to a conventional army in the Vekllei military and comprises the majority of its professional fighting force. All Rifles regiments are trained as marine infantry, and Vekllei does not maintain dedicated marine regiments. All Territorial regiments are a part of the Commonwealth Guard and are federalised the same way, but are distinguished by their professional service and expeditionary posture.

At full strength in its current organisation it has

Commonwealth Rifles

Rifles regiments consist of 1,000 men, and can be assembled into larger divisional units. Regiment numbers are administrative only and so can change, and regiments are identified with inherited names with honours instead. Rifles are mechanised with armoured cars.

Policy is to have a standing army 50,000 strong, but the 26th-50th Rifles regiments are activated as they are combat-ready, and so the 50th and 49th are often deactivated between training.

  • Rifles Regiments
    • 1st-20th Rifles Regiments
  • Aerorifles Regiments
    • 21st-24th Aerorifles Regiments
    • 25th-32nd Marine Rifles Regiments
  • Rifles Regiments
    • 33rd-48th Rifles Regiments
  • Special Warfare Regiments
    • 49th Chemical Regiment
    • 50th Nuclear Regiment
  • Armoured Rifles Regiments
    The Armoured Rifles are mechanised with infantry fighting vehicles and tracked APCs and function as shock infantry.
    • 51st-52nd Armoured Rifles Regiments
Commonwealth Guards

The Commonwealth Guard is the national militia and primary reserve force of the Territorial Services. It is federalised by default, and contributes its servicemen for the Rifles and other territorial regiments. As such, all Territorial servicemen are part of a Commonwealth Guards regiment, but in regular service are assigned to active units in other services. Only reservists, trainees and officers remained attached to the Guard while it is federalised.

1st-6th Regiments #
  • Democracy & Civic Regiments
    • Civil Affairs Regiments
    • Military Police Regiments
    • Military Intelligence Regiments
Strategic Security Service
Armoured Regiments #
Territorial Service Equipment
Main Battle Tanks #
  • 310 No. 4 Sekhmet MBT
  • 21 No. 3 Ordoria MBT
Infantry Fighting Vehicles #
  • 300 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (ASLAV)
  • 1600 Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Armoured Personnel Carriers #
  • 3500 Armoured Personnel Carriers (Commandos)
  • 1400 Tracked APCs
  • 800 Amphibious Armoured Vehicles
  • 600 Armoured All-Terrain Carriers
  • 460 Armoured Cars
Watercraft #
  • 30 Amphibious Cargo Vehicles
  • 24 Mechanised Landing Craft
Trucks & Cars #
  • 2,500 Multi-Purpose Utility Vehicle
  • 3,560 Military Truck
  • 30 High-Mobility Transporters
Mine-Resistant and Ambush Vehicles #
  • 240 Protected Combat Support Vehicle
  • 180 Armoured Personnel Support Vehicle
Engineering Vehicles #
  • 30 Armoured Combat Engineering Vehicles
  • 80 Combat Recovery Vehicles
  • 20 Vehicle-Launched Bridges
  • 72 Armoured Tractors
  • 15 Amphibious Bridging Vehicles
  • 6 Demining Vehicles
  • 12 Mine Detection Vehicles
  • 20 Bulldozers
  • 8 Backhoe Loaders

Field Artillery Service #

Field Artillery Service Structure
Field Artillery #
  • 1st-5th Cannons Regiments
Artillery Service Equipment
Artillery #
  • 52 Rocket Artillery
  • 105 Self-Propelled Artillery
  • 120 155mm Towed Howitzer
  • 80 105mm Towed Howitzer
  • 75 Ceremonial Gun-Howitzer

Commonwealth Guard #

Commando Service #

Expeditionary Service Structure
  • Commando Regiments
    • 1st-5th Commandos Regiments
    • 6th-7th Airborne Commandos Regiments
    • 8th-9th Marine Commandos Regiments
    • 10th Special Activities Regiment
  • Regional Special Forces Regiments
    • 11th Arctic Regiment
    • 12th North Atlantic Regiment
    • 13th Africa Regiment
    • 14-16th Equatorial Regiments
    • 17th Antarctic Regiment
    • 18th Lunar Regiment
  • Guards
    • 19th-22nd Commmonwealth Guards Regiments
  • Armoured Regiments
    • 23rd-25th Armoured Regiments
  • Artillery
    • 25th-32nd Cannons Regiments
  • Special Forces
    • Psychological Warfare Regiments
    • Space Operations Regiments

Patrol Service #

The Patrol Service is a border guard.

Signals Service #

Signals Service Equipment
  • 4 Signals Interceptor Aircraft
  • 2 Intelligence & Control Aircraft
  • 6 Early Warning Aircraft

Civil Defence Service #

  • Police Services
    • Municipal Police
    • Commonwealth Police
    • Federal Police
    • Finance Police
    • Parliamentary Police
  • Public Health Service
  • Civil Defence Service