Flamaguayan Armed Forces

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Flamaguayan Armed Forces
Fuerzas Armadas de Flamaguay
Flag of Flamaguayan military.png
Flag of the Armed Forces
Founded1724
Service branchesNational Army
National Navy
National Air Force
Corps of Carabineers
Leadership
KaŭdiloErmenegildo Maturín Casonféz
Director of National DefenseEugenia Ábalos
Manpower
Military age18-45 for combat roles
ConscriptionYes
Active personnel~620,000
Reserve personnel850,000
Expenditures
Budget220.8 billion
Percent of GDP5.4%
Industry
Domestic suppliersMultiple state entities and companies
Foreign suppliers Fanta
 Poláčekia
 Saratovia
 Varnia
 PAWA

The Flamaguayan Armed Forces, (Fuerzas Armadas de Flamaguay, FAF), are the military forces of the Flamaguayan Confederation.

They are composed by the National Army (Ejercito Nacional), the National Navy (Nacia Mararmeo), the National Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Nacional), the Corps of Carabineers, and the Naval Prefecture. Voluntary service is permitted from 18 years of age, front-line service is prohibited from 45 years of age.

The Armed Forces have incorporated female personnel since 1950, due to manpower constraints brought on by the civil war.

History

The Flamaguayan Armed Forces were founded on 1724, with the creation of the Ejercito Nacional and the Armada Nacional, unifying all pre-existing March forces and disbanding the Ever-Serving Army. Many units in the present armed forces trace their regimental lineage back to independent March forces or the Ever-Serving Army.

Organization

Insignia borne by Flamaguayan craft.

The National Defense System of Flamaguay oversees and administers the totality of the institutions and organizations arrayed in the defense of Flamaguay.

In accordance with article 20 of the Flamaguayan Constitution, the commander-in-chief of the entirety of the armed forces, and the entire National Defense System, is the Caudillo of Flamaguay. The Caudillo is empowered by the constitution to lead the administration and management of the armed forces by carrying out the following roles:

  • Approves the commissioning and promotion of officers, as proposed by the College of Infantes;
  • Directs the assignment of officers, with the agreement of the College of Infantes in the concession of work postings, and independently of any other authority on the battlefield;
  • Counts with the service of the totality of the armed forces, including their organization and distribution, according to the necessities of the nation as determined by the Caudillo;
  • To declare war and armed reprisals, in conjunction with the approval of the Council of Notables;
  • To declare and implement a state of siege in any point of, or across the entirety of, the nation in the case of external aggression;
  • To oversee the implementation of a state of siege in any point of, or across the entirety of, the nation in the case of internal unrest at the direction of the Council of Notables;
  • To prevent, but if necessary to conduct, war in accordance with the support and advice provided by the Confederate Council of National Defense;
  • To conduct military operations in war with the support and advice provided by the Directorate of National Defense, the Chief of the Joint General Staff, and of the chiefs of the General Staff of each of the branches of the armed forces;
  • To yearly inform and submit for approval to the Joint Commission of Notables and Infantes on National Defense the state of the organisation of the armed forces and its budgetary details.

Immediately subordinate to the Caudillo is the Confederate Council of National Defense, which directly advises the Caudillo on matters related to the security of the nation. The Council is presided over by the Caudillo, and further counts among its members the Director of National Defense, the Director of Public Hygiene, the chiefs of the national intelligence organisms, the Chief of the Joint General Staff, and the speakers of the College of Notables and the College of Infantes.

The legislative organs intervene in the National Defense System, providing checks and balances through their complementary roles. The College of Infantes is integral to the Armed Forces, as only members of the College of the Infantes, or individuals approved both by the Infantes and the Caudillo, may be commissioned as officers within the armed forces. The Council of Notables must agree on the deployment of military force and the declaration of war, as well as the declaration of martial law during peacetime. In unison, the legislative, through the Joint Commission for the College of Infantes, oversees and approves military budgeting and major organizational changes.

The Directorate of National Defense is the last pillar of the National Defense System. It directs, orders, and coordinates Defense-related activities that are not under the purview of the Caudillo or under the assignment of any other body, organism, or functionary.

The final elements in the hierarchy of the National Defense System are the Armed Forces Joint General Staff (Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas, EMCFA), and the respective General Staffs of each of the branches of the Armed Forces.

General Staff

The Armed Forces Joint General Staff leads the FAF.

Services Branches

Army

The National Army (Ejercito Nacional) constitutes the land-warfare branch of the Flamaguayan Armed Forces. Fielding 372,000 personnel, yy land vehicles, and zz aircraft, it is the largest service branch and counts for over sixty percent of active manpower and over seventy-five percent of reserve manpower.

The Puma main battle tank is the main armoured platform of the National Army. 
SAB-59 OAP 155mm self-propelled artillery undergoing firing practice. 
Infantry conducting an exercise in NBC gear. 
Personnel carrying SAMAF assault rifles on parade. 
A mobile SBTA 04 surface-to-air missile system. 
A pair of PAWA HA-10 Leopardo-Nebuloso attack helicopters approaching to land. 

Navy

The National Navy (Nacia Mararmeo) is the navy of Flamaguay. It has 98,000 personnel. It fields 34 submarines, 75 major and minor surface combatants, 28 armed auxiliaries, and over 400 aircraft. The Naval Infantry Command musters a force of 14,000 personnel.

The KS Ordo conducts personnel transfer exercises. 
KS Uro leads the amphibious battle-group composed of KS Promeso, KS Salutu, and escorts. 
Naval Infantry at review in historic uniform. 
VT50 Maina Ns in formation. 
KS Zapiola, lead ship of the training squadron, docked at Sisto. 
The replenishment oiler KS Olleros off the coast of Veridis. 

Air Force

The National Air Force ( Fuerza Aérea Nacional) is the primary air service of the Flamaguayan Armed Forces. Fielding more than 150,000 personnel and 2,000 aircraft, it is a sizable modern force. The backbone of FAN combat capability is provided by the SEPA Ráfaga, which is augmented by a variety of airframes and ground-based weapons system. The FAN operates the national air-defense network, and is responsible for defense of all fixed installations.

The SEPA Ráfaga constitutes the bulk of Flamaguay's front-line fighter stregnth. 
The B80 Bubo Bubo and the B80E Bubo Eléctrico provide the electronic warfare and strategic bombing capability of the FAN. 
The ValAero A400M is increasingly being deployed as the primary military transport aircraft for the force. 
The E6 Murciélago is the central pillar of the FAN's airborne early warning and control system. 
An Augur over-the-horizon radar installation in central Flamaguay. 
The SDM Javalina 4 provides the main hit-to-kill element in the FAN's responsibilities in anti-ballistic missile defense