Guàrdia di Stado
|Guàrdia di Stado|
|Standard of the Guàrdia|
|Secretary of Defense and Security||Tulio Brucàt|
The Montecaran military was long dominated by its navy. Land forces were often an afterthought and dominated by mercenaries hired from abroad.
The Guàrdia is the only component of the Montecaran military that practices conscription. Conscripts serve for a term of two years, usually beginning at age 17. Once a conscript's two-year service is complete, he or she is considered a qualified soldier and remains on the reserve list until reaching the age of 40 (for other ranks) or 45 (for officers).
Upon reaching service age, new recruits report to Castèl Gerò and take a battery of physical and academic tests. Based on their results, they may be assigned to a remedial physical fitness course or move directly on to recruit training. The basic training course lasts 12 weeks, during which recruits learn the rudiments of military skills and discipline.
The Guàrdia is organized primarily as a militia force. It is under civilian control, with the Colegio as collective commander in chief. The secretary responsible for the Guàrdia is the Secretary of Defense and Security, Tulio Brucàt. The highest rank, Captain-General, is a singular appointment for the top military officer in command.
With approximately 3,000 active-duty soldiers, the Guàrdia is roughly equivalent to a brigade in size.
|Éclair Ascension||Ainin||Light utility vehicle|
|Éclair M 150||Ainin||Heavy cargo truck|
|Armored fighting vehicles|
|Général BC 40 T||Ainin||Infantry fighting vehicle|
|Fonan E2||Ainin||Light armored car|
|Mortier Tr. 51||Ainin||107 mm mortar|
|Mortier Tr. 78||Ainin||60 mm mortar|
|Sjealand||Coastal artillery||5 in service. Acquired 1970-1988.|
|Obusier Tr. 75||Ainin||105 mm howitzer||6 in service.|
|Obusier Tr. 205||Ainin||155 mm howitzer||4 in service.|
|Ainin||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||Standard-issue rifle|
|Ainin||Battle rifle||7.62×51mm||Former standard-issue rifle, many still in stock|
|Sjealand||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||In use by select units|
|Sjealand||General-purpose machine gun||7.62×51mm|
|Sjealand||Heavy machine gun||12.7×99mm||Used on vehicles and emplacements|
|Sjealand||Sniper rifle||8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm|
|Anti-tank and air weapons|
|Sjealand||Anti-tank weapon||84 mm|
|Ainin||Surface-to-air missile||Man-portable air-defense system|
|No insignia||No insignia||No equivalent|