Public Force (Montecara)

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Public Force
Fòrça pùblica
MontecaraCoA.png
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefColegio
Secretary of Defense and SecurityTulio Brucàt
Chief of DefenseCaptain-General Ermàn Manfrìn
Manpower
Military age17 years of age
Conscription17 years of age, 24-month period
Active personnel5,655
Reserve personnel16,875
Expenditures
BudgetNSD 4.21 billion
Percent of GDP2.40% (2017)

The Public Force (Fòrça pùblica) is the military of Montecara. It consists of an integrated command structure with three specialized branches: the Brigàda Montecarà (land forces), Armàda (navy), and Dragòni (gendarmerie).

The military is a serious object of the Montecaran government's concern given its history of conflict with its neighbors and highly strategic location. Exact defense plans are classified, but it is widely known that Montecara's military strategy is based first on deterrence and second on organized resistance to invasion. Deterrence rests on making it clear that the attacking force would suffer unacceptable casualties in seeking to capture Montecara's small territory. Failing this, the goal of resistance is to deny the enemy use of the nation's strategic assets and exhaust its will to fight.

Montecara engages in defense cooperation with the other members of the Euclean defense community. Allied ships make regular calls at the Port of Montecara, and the state is de-facto protected by the Euclean Community nuclear umbrella.

Organization and manpower

The order of battle diagram for the Montecaran armed forces
Standard of the Brigàda Montecarà

Montecara practices conscription for a term of two years beginning at age 17 for able-bodied citizens and permanent residents, male and female. University-bound secondary-school students may defer their enlistment until their studies are completed, usually at age 19. Upon reaching service age, new recruits report to the Citadel of Montecara 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. 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).

While conscription is theoretically universal, in reality less than 20% of the pool of potential recruits is actually called to serve. Most young people go on to study at university or a technical academy rather than serving in the military, and those that are conscripted are generally voluntary.

Armàda

Montecaran military aircraft roundel
Ensign of the Armàda

The Armàda is the seaborne and airborne component of the Força pùblica. It is responsible for defending Montecara's territorial waters and exclusive sector in accordance with national and international law. It accordingly conducts operations to safeguard Montecaran sovereignty and the safety of its territory and resources, as well as to support allied forces, search and rescue operations, and maritime law enforcement. The Armàda is an inshore constabulary capable of maritime policing confined well within the state's exclusive sector. The Secretariat of Defense and Security describes its role as a "green-water navy" dedicated to the defense of the state and its immediate territorial waters. It is an entirely professional, volunteer force, and nearly all of its personnel are skilled workers who have highly specialized duties. The Armàda includes a company-sized formation of naval infantry led by a sopracomito (an officer of grade O-3).

The historic Arsenàl

Montecara was historically one of the most powerful seagoing states in the world. At its peak around 1500, the Montecaran Navy boasted over 3,000 vessels which were turned out on an industrial scale by its Arsenàl, a fortress and shipbuilding factory that could produce up to a ship a day when working at full capacity. Montecarans were masters of the sail-and-oar ship, basing their designs on naval architecture with a history that stretched back to the Solarian Republic. These vessels, highly maneuverable and with a shallow draft, were ideally suited to navigating the Solarian Sea and allowed Montecarans to acquire far-flung territory as part of their overseas possessions, the Stado Ultramarìn.

Montecaran seafaring prowess was recognized by the Gaullican Empire during its occupation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with many Montecarans serving in specialized and even command roles in the Gaullican navy. Since the re-establishment of independence, Montecara has maintained a small but well-equipped and well-trained naval force that is focused on guarding the city-state's strategic location and ensuring the flow of trade through the Aurean Straits.

Dragòni

The Corpo dei Dragòni (Montecaran, Corps of Dragoons), commonly referred to simply as the Dragòni, is a gendarmerie force responsible for armed police duties. The Dragòni are approximately equal to a small brigade or large regiment in size; their designation as a corps is for reasons of tradition and history. The overall commander is a colonel with pay grade O-6.

Captain of the Dragòni, 1765

There had long been a need for patrols in Montecara's hinterland to combat tax evasion and common crime. The Dragòni were established by Doxe Coràdo Muràca in 1642 to fulfill these needs. They were intended as a form of mounted infantry that would use their mounts to reach distant villages that would otherwise be beyond the routine reach of the state. Unfortunately for the citizens they patrolled, the Dragòni quickly earned a reputation for heavy-handed policing and for engaging in criminal behavior themselves, helping themselves to wine and liquor from inns and farms and abusing isolated women. Efforts by the Doxe and state apparatus to instill discipline were only occasionally successful, but their dread reputation had its positive side as well. The most unruly members of the corps found themselves shipped off to the outlands of the Stado Ultramarìn on colonial duty, where their fearsome ways proved useful for keeping locals in check.

The Dragòni have long had a reputation for exercising a reactionary political influence and for being one of the most scandal-plagued organs of the Montecaran state. Nevertheless, they remain an integral component of the state security apparatus which few have challenged successfully.

Scuadròn di Coraçièri

Troops of the Coraçièri on parade

The elite bodyguard unit of the Dragòni is the Scuadròn di Coraçièri (Montecaran, Squadron of Cuirassiers). It consists of approximately 300 elite dragoons tasked with protecting the most important people and buildings in Montecara. They are known for their brass helmets and breastplates as well as their strength and height, and can be seen in the background at most major state events.

Ranks

Officers

O‑(D) O‑1 O‑2 O‑3 O‑4 O‑5 O‑6 O‑7 O‑8 O‑9 O‑10
Armàda Aspirant
Aspirànt
Sub-lieutenant
Subtenènt
Lieutenant
Tenènt
Sopracomito
Sopracomito
No equivalent Vice-Captain
Vicecaptàn
Captain
Captàn
Captain-General
Captàn-xenera
No equivalent
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Brigàda & Dragòni Aspirant
Aspirànt
Sub-lieutenant
Subtenènt
Lieutenant
Tenènt
Captain
Captàn
Major
Maxòr
Lieutenant-Colonel
Coronèl-tenènt
Colonel
Coronèl
Captain-General
Captàn-xenera
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Enlisted

E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Armàda Recruit
Novelìn
Sailor
Marinèr
Chosen sailor
Marinèr xelto
No equivalent Master
Màstro
Chosen master
Màstro xelto
Chief master
Capomàstro
No equivalent
No insignia Rank insignia of marinaio di 3ª classe of the Regia Marina.svg Rank insignia of marinaio di 2ª classe of the Regia Marina.svg Rank insignia of marinaio di 1ª classe of the Regia Marina (1873).svg Rank insignia of timoniere of the Regia Marina (1873).svg Rank insignia of timoniere of the Regia Marina (1876).svg
Brigàda & Dragòni Recruit
Novelìn
Private
Soldàt or Dragòn
Corporal
Caporàl
Chosen corporal
Caporàl xelto
Sergeant
Sergènt
Chosen sergeant
Sergènt xelto
Master sergeant
Sergènt màstro
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Equipment

Vehicles

Type Image Role Quantity Year acquired
Armored fighting vehicles
Général BC 40 T VBM Freccia visto frontalmente.JPG Infantry fighting vehicle
Fonan E2 Mowag Eagle V.jpg Light armored car
Autonomous vehicles
DELFIN Katanpää Lippujuhlan päivän kalustoesittely 2016 2 REMUS 100.JPG Mine countermeasures /
Search and rescue
1 in service 2018
ISE Aigle US Navy 1005268-N-RC844-159 A Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).jpg Unmanned aerial vehicle 1 system (4 drones) in service
Boats
GL boat G113 Turku 3.JPG Fast boat /
Landing craft
4 in service 2004
Fixed-wing aircraft
IFO Aerocamio PL M-28 Bryza Okęcie.JPG Maritime patrol aircraft / Military transport aircraft 3 in service
Altamecanica Atlante A2823-Italy-Spartan-CSX62219-RIAT2013.JPG Maritime patrol aircraft / Military transport aircraft 1 in service
Piàvo 180 Piaggio P-180 Avanti Rennes 2010 (cropped).jpg Maritime patrol aircraft / VIP transport 1 in service
RUI T-5 SF260 Libya (cropped).jpg Basic trainer 10 in service
Ground utility vehicles
Éclair Ascension Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen Norwegian military fq.jpg Light utility vehicle
Éclair M 150 GBC180 001.JPG Heavy cargo truck
Helicopters
HdF 90 NH-90 NATO Frigate Helikopter (NFH). 175.jpg Anti-submarine warfare 6 in service
Agùst A109 A109 - RIAT 2012 (7549052866).jpg Military utility helicopter 2 in service

Artillery

Type Image Role Quantity Year acquired
Mortars
Mortier Tr. 51 M30 mortar at the War Remnants Museum.jpg 107 mm mortar
Mortier Tr. 78 60mm mortar round being launch (crop).jpg 60 mm mortar
Towed artillery
Obusier Tr. 75 Royal Artillery Firing 105mm Light Guns MOD 45155621.jpg 105 mm howitzer 6 in service
Obusier Tr. 205 Australian soldiers from the 8-12 Field Regiment firing a M777 155mm howitzer.jpg 155 mm howitzer 4 in service
Naval artillery
Autotorexìn 13 cm Gun 130 TK in Isosaari.jpg Coastal artillery 6 in service 1984
MA5 MOL - mobilni obalni lanser.jpg Truck-mounted anti-ship missile system 5 in service 2009

Ships

Class Image Ships Displacement
(tonnes)
Commissioned
Corvettes (1 in service)
Triton Urania F552.jpg ASM Tritòn 1,285 1995
Patrol vessels (6 in service)
Ligio Mal P61.jpg ASM Ligio
ASM Çenturio
ASM Pilo
ASM Gladio
ASM Lòrica
ASM Òptio
390 1993-1996
Minehunters (2 in service)
Xile MM Crotone M5558.jpg ASM Xile
ASM Sirèna
620 1997
Research vessels (1 in service)
Nereida Leonardo (A 5301) 06 @chesi.JPG ASM Nereida 433 2004
Tugboats (4 in service)
Bigorno Mm Carabiniere F 581.jpg ASM Bigorno
ASM Ciriped
ASM Anèmone
ASM Nautìl
412 1987-1989
Transport ships (2 in service)
Cerèra Mmi A5353.jpg ASM Cerèra
ASM Convèctor
631 1989
Training ships (1 in service)
Xeno Nave scuola Palinuro (A5311).jpg ASM Xeno 1,341 1935

Small arms

Model Image Type Caliber Notes
Handguns
ARL P16
FN5701.jpg Pistol 5.7×28mm Standard-issue pistol
Rifles
ARL C2
FNC IMG 1527.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm Standard-issue rifle
ARL F9 TIR
SLRL1A1.jpg Battle rifle 7.62×51mm Former standard-issue rifle, many still in stock
ARS-STORM
Scar L Standard.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm In use by select units
ARS SSV-05
CheyTacIntervention.jpg Sniper rifle 8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm
Submachine guns
ARL P.220
Heckler & Koch MP5-1.jpg General-purpose submachine gun 9×19mm
Machine guns
ARS LMG-40
Madsen-saetter-lmg.jpg General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm
ARS TMG-50
Madsen-saetter-hmg.jpg Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm Used on vehicles and emplacements
Shotguns
Diegennis M/02
Benelli m4 2.jpg Shotgun 12 gauge
Anti-tank and anti-air weapons
NVF PVV-19
AT-4Launcher.jpeg Anti-tank weapon 84 mm
MACP-3
FIM-92 Stinger USMC.JPG Man-portable air-defense system