Montecaran Navy

Montecaran Navy
Armàda Montecarà
MC-Ensign.png
Ensign of the Montecaran Navy
Activec. 1300–present
Country Montecara
TypeNavy
Naval aviation
SizeActive: 1,897
HeadquartersArsenal of Montecara
Colors          Red and white
Anniversaries23 July
Websitearmada.go.mc
Commanders
Commander-in-chiefColegio
Secretary of Defense and SecurityTulio Brucàt
Captain-generalErmàn Manfrìn
Insignia
RoundelMontecaraRoundel.png
Naval jackMontecara-Jack.png
Commissioning pennantMC-pennant.png
Fin flashMontecara.png

The Montecaran Navy (Montecaran: Armàda Montecarà) is the seaborne and airborne component of the Military of Montecara.

History

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 Nerean Sea and allowed Montecarans to acquire far-flung territory as part of their overseas possessions, the Stado Ultramarìn.

Role

The Armàda 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 a non-blue water navy, meaning 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.

Manpower

Unlike the conscript-oriented Guàrdia di Stado, the Armàda is an entirely professional, volunteer force. Nearly all of its personnel are skilled workers who have highly specialized duties, and the force is consequently entrusted with the use and maintenance not only Montecara's of ships but of its aircraft as well.

Ranks

Officers

Aspirant
Aspirànt
Sub-lieutenant
Subtenènt
Lieutenant
Tenènt
Sopracomito
Sopracomito
No equivalent Vice-Captain
Vicecaptàn
Captain
Captàn
Captain-General
Captàn-xenera
No equivalent
O-(D) O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10
Shoulder boards of aspirante of the Regia Marina (1936).svg Shoulder rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg Shoulder rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg Shoulder rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg No equivalent Shoulder rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy.svg Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy.svg No equivalent

Enlisted

Recruit
Novelìn
Sailor
Marinèr
Chosen sailor
Marinèr xelto
No equivalent Master
Màstro
Chosen master
Màstro xelto
Chief master
Capomàstro
No equivalent
E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
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 No equivalent 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 No equivalent

Equipment

Ships

Class Picture Ships Displacement
(tonnes)
Commissioned
Corvettes (3 in service)
Xile Urania F552.jpg ASM Xile
ASM Èco
ASM Sirèna
1,285 1989-1995
Patrol vessels (5 in service)
Ligio USS Hurricane (PC-3).jpg ASM Ligio
ASM Çenturio
ASM Pilo
ASM Gladio
ASM Lòrica
330 1993-1996
Minehunters (1 in service)
Muràn MM Crotone M5558.jpg ASM Muràn 620 1997
Research vessels (1 in service)
Nereida Leonardo (A 5301) 06 @chesi.JPG ASM Nereida 433 2004
Tankers (2 in service)
Acuàrio Favignana (A 5372).JPG ASM Acuàrio
ASM Frìxia
863 1990
Tugboats (3 in service)
Bigorno Mm Carabiniere F 581.jpg ASM Bigorno
ASM Ciriped
ASM Anèmone
412 1987
Transport ships (2 in service)
Bigorno 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

Aircraft

Type Picture Role Unit cost
(millions NSD)
Note
Maritime patrol / transport
IFO Aerocamio PL M-28 Bryza Okęcie.JPG Maritime patrol aircraft / Military transport aircraft 2.5 3 in service
Altamecanica Atlante A2823-Italy-Spartan-CSX62219-RIAT2013.JPG Maritime patrol aircraft / Military transport aircraft 32 1 in service
Piàvo 180 Piaggio P-180 Avanti Rennes 2010 (cropped).jpg Maritime patrol aircraft / VIP transport 8 1 in service
Trainer
RUI T-5 SF260 Libya (cropped).jpg Basic trainer 0.19 10 in service
Helicopter
HdF 90 NH-90 NATO Frigate Helikopter (NFH). 175.jpg Military utility helicopter 42 2 in service
Agùst A109 A109 - RIAT 2012 (7549052866).jpg Military utility helicopter 6 2 in service
UAV
ISE Aigle US Navy 1005268-N-RC844-159 A Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).jpg Unmanned aerial vehicle 3.2 (ground system + 4 drones) 1 system (4 drones) in service