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The Oberkommando is the supreme command authority coordinating all military activities of the various branches of the military. Given the overlapping commands stemming from the independence of the states from the general federal forces, the Oberkommando was established to ensure that there are no conflicts of operations among the different militaries.




[b][u]Classified[/b][/u]

Eisen Manstein, Head of Oberkommando
El Rommel, Chief of Land Forces
Ermi Dönitz, Submarine Command



[b][u]Air Force Command[/b][/u]

Commander-in-Chief: Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke

[u]Members of the General Staff[/u]
Sanya V. Litvyak
Erica Hartmann
Charlotte E. Yeager
Perrine-H. Clostermann

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[b]Franklinville, Grand Papua[/b]

A large stack of reports was put down next to the desk of Eisen Manstein, Head of Oberkommando. "These are?" was the cold reply.

"They're copies of the archives which we went through with the Australians concerning military infrastructure." said Nontsich Himmler. "We haven't gone through the records such as locations of nuclear silos and such, but focused mainly on the extensive radar systems that had existed. We have this [url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=74924&view=findpost&p=2001635"]one[/url] which showed that of the Queendom, similar to the Jindalee Operational Radar Network. Another important [url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=100311&view=findpost&p=2699780"]document[/url] is that of the Southern Cross, a classified report from the Defense Ministry to the Offices of the Governor General and Prime Minister."

"What use would they be?"

"While the problems with the Outback Crisis do hamper with our freedom of movement, the documents pretty much confirm the vast potential of Australia as being fundamental to the defense of Grand Papua, Australia, and Oceania in general. We have been bring the attention of the Australians of these archives, and soon we should be able to contribute in modernizing the old facilities for use. Most likely we'll be able to get extensive coverage in one month."

"Wouldn't that possibly cause unnecessary friction with the Chinese? Also, why are we not building these radar stations in Grand Papua."

"Not necessarily, sir. These systems are adequate for tracking what goes on into the North Pacific, yet they do not directly reach into the Chinese mainland. Yes, we would have coverage over the eastern flank such as those pesky islands, but since we can easily destroy any forces concentrated there for attack, we believe this to be sufficient for our purposes. Furthermore, any major radar systems within Grand Papua would most likely bring the same tired condemnation from the hypocrites. And finally, there are so many backup systems to use in Australia, it would take decades for any coalition to fully neutralize it to the point we cannot defends ourselves. I suggest we further merge our strategies and plans with the Australians for mutual defense of our respective countries."

"Authorized."

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OOC: Yeah I got the situation questioned and answered by the GM's- and italics are Flemming's private thoughts.

IC: With receipt of the note from the Grand Papuans, Field Marshall Flemming's bushy, white eyebrows rose very high indeed-

[i]So, they want to rebuild the aging surveillance systems. Eh? We cannot have that. Not at this time.
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[quote]
-Classified to the Grand Papuans-

Australia's economy is in recession and cannot support
such a project at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Field Marshall Flemming [/quote]

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OOC: You're incorrect, Tianxia has all of UFEs stuff as it is the UFE, just as the UFE is the PRC and the PRC is the USC. However, stuff thats been in disrepair needs to be repaired. That said you need the person whose nation it is to sign off on you putting stuff or repairing stuff there.

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"Economy in recession? Interesting excuse."


[quote][b]*Classified Reply*[/b]

We understand the problem with the project, and hope to further pursue this upon the conclusion of the various crisis in both of our countries. Grand Papua is always willing to expend much for its allies. If there is anything needed, just request for it, we shall help you to our ability.[/quote]

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[b][u]Launching of the Nordstern Navigation System and the Hrafnaguð Reconnaissance Satellite System[/b][/u]


Grand Papua has launched 60 satellites to establish a global navigation satellite system. It is possibily the most accurate navigation system in the world, with its utilization of large numbers of satellites and the newest technology. Compared to other systems, Nordstern provides greatly improved coverage in urban canyons and giving a very fast time to fix due to 60 satellites being available. In indoor, urban canyon or mountainous areas, accuracy can be greatly improved over using any other system. The latest satellite design used in Nordstern has the ability to double the system's accuracy compared to other satellite designs, allowing the system to have an accuracy of 1 meter, allowing unprecedented accuracy in the JDAM system which had been developed. At the same time, the Cheonlian Reconnaissance Satellite System, comprised of an unknown number of satellites, was launched. It is IMINT/MASINT/SIGINT, meaning it provides comprehensive services. Its coverage is also global.

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[b]Central Satellite Control Center[/b]

With the activation of the Hrafnaguð Reconnaissance Satellite System, tests were needed to see if they could do their jobs properly. The first main target for this new system was the naval assets of the so-called "Greater" German Reich. Hrafnaguð is old Norse for "Raven God", a name of no other than Odin. It refers to how the leader of the Æsir had two ravens named Huginn and Muninn (Thought and Memory), who would fly around Earth daily and report the happenings of the world to Odin in Valhalla at night. This myth, which shows the omniscience of Odin, is the goal which the the Hrafnaguð Reconnaissance Satellite System strives to achieve.

-Report on the Naval Assets-

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Detecting submarines via satellite is a form of Non-Acoustic Anti-Submarine Warfare (NAASW). Lasers, infrared and other detectors and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in space may be used as part of this NAASW activity. Satellites might see subtle undersea disturbances caused by submarines or watch wave patterns on or beneath the sea surface. Theotratically, detecting subtle variations in ocean temperature is possible, but with the required sensitivity most likely overwhelming the sensor itself, that would be something impossible to do.

Grand Papua had developed a novel satellite module used to provide not only meteorological data, but also to carry out remote sensing of the sea and detect submerged submarines. The submarine's wake is persistent and stretches out for kilometers, and the satellites using the module had successfully detected the undersea or internal waves generated by a submarine which had been tracked successfully at relatively shallow depths. Given this, it is possible for satellites to track submarine wakes, but they are unable to do so continuously nor all the time, and not in all underwater environments. A submarine's depth, and speed along with the characteristics of the ocean bottom and water clarity, among other things, come into play here. Additional circumstances on the surface could also hide the submarine wakes, and as such detection required a bit of environmental luck aside from the usual one.

With the obvious rise in German activity converging onto the Indian Sea and Oceania, Oberkommando, ordered a detailed screening of the Indian Sea to see if there were any large submarine fleets. After one sweep which resulted in nothing, the second sweep gave a rare jackpot in the world of submarine detection: the wake generated from an entire fleet of eighteen submarines. Given this fleet was moving before the announced Indian Sea exercise, and also with the directions strange, it was deducted to be the German submarines. WIth their cover gone, it was now just an easy measure of tracking those underwater devils and sending the coordinates to Grand Papua's own naval assets. With the submarines being stationed in the Indian Sea from Africa near the German subs and the surface ships being mainly docked in northeast New Guinea, the pieces were set.

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Constant SATINT reveal that the Germans were moving more than 300,000 combat troops to Avalon, along with the navy and air force. With the approximate number of the different types of fighters and bombers revealed, Grand Papua knew that war was just on the horizon. It was time to activate the various defense that had been established over the years.

Amphibious operations were the most difficult of all operations in modern war. Forces for such an operation necessarily came from different services with different skills, different training, and different techniques of communications and supply. Air forces, naval gunfire support and carrier forces, and assault forces had to be brought together from widely separated bases to an objective they had never seen, and without rehearsal they had to blend smoothly into a single unit. They had to coordinate gunfire and air attacks, deliver assault forces onto beaches in the face of hostile fire from prepared defenses, and supply the landing forces with countless items in huge qualities over open beaches. All this in themselves were difficult, but what if the assault forces never managed to land?

The main line of defense for Grand Papua, aside from fighting against air strikes and significant quantities of anti-shipping and anti-air missiles deployed in reinforced launch site which were practically immune even to the most powerful bunker busters due to geography, was the underwater weapons. Much of the water around Grand Papua, besides the northern half of the Solomon Sea, were shallow enough to install thousands of submersed torpedo launchers. The particular weapon of choice was the Sturmböe.

The Sturmböe is a high-speed supercavitating rocket-propelled torpedo designed to be a rapid-reaction defense against underwater targets while being undetected by sonar. It can also be used as a countermeasure to an incoming torpedo, forcing the hostile projectile to abruptly change course and possibly break its guidance wires. The torpedo has a nearly flat, conical disk at its nose that creates the gas cavity for supercavitation. The disk tilts to help guide the weapon and keep it stable. The cavity is supported by rockets venting just abaft the cavitator. Four popout cylinders toward the aft end of the nose section keep the body of the torpedo stable and out of contact with the walls of the bubble in which it rides. At the rear of the torpedo are deflected control surfaces. Eight small rockets surround the main sustainer rocket. The main engine cuts in when the weapon has achieved supercavitation speed. The solid-rocket propelled torpedo achieves a high velocity of 250 knots by producing an envelope of supercavitating bubbles from its nose and skin, which coat the entire weapon surface in a thin layer of gas. This causes the metal skin of the weapon to avoid contact with the water, significantly reducing drag and friction.

The rocket-powered torpedo exits the tube at 50 knots and then ignites the rocket motor, propelling the weapon to speeds four to five times faster than other conventional torpedoes. The weapon had an 80 percent kill probability at a range of 20 km in the various tests it underwent. The torpedo is normally guided by inertial navigation rather than by a homing head as on most torpedoes, but does have limited "homing" abilities in the sense that it uses the data calculations inputted by the launcher, which uses acoustic and magnetic sensors. With the launchers designed to withstand immense pressure from explosions, only directly hitting them would disable the torpedoes from being launched, effectively neutralizing the various brute methods an enemy might employ.

But this was only the [i]main[/i] line of underwater defense. Grand Papua also had anti-ship mines within its EEZ, many of them which had plastic shells, making them difficult to find, while others were buried in the ocean floor and would dig themselves out when a ship passes over them. Of particular notice was the rocket propelled rising mine, EM 52. It features a programmable central processor that can accept inputs from acoustic and magnetic sensors and, optionally, pressure sensors. It incorporates a ship counter system (up to a count of 99) which can permit up to 15 actuations before detonation, a delay mechanism of up to 250 days before arming and a self-destruction timer for up to 500 days. There are eight operating modes, which are believed to be mixtures of fuze and logic settings to meet different operational or environmental conditions. The EM 52 can operate in one of three modes: straight rising, vectoring or homing. Trying to go through the mine fields which would be activated upon war time would mean that minesweeping operations would delay landings indefinitely, or the ships would be forced to go a certain route, leading to traps. And of course, there were the usual anti-ship missiles, both sea-skimming, ballistic, and pop-ups.

All this meant that attempts at landing would be inevitably bloody, with an estimated 40% sinking rate at the minimum for landing ships. Some optimistic estimates predicts even 60%, but it's more likely that around half of all naval forces in attempted landings would be at the bottom floor. Yet, this was only the underwater defense. There was much more.....

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Modern warfare could be said to be one of air warfare. While a war is ultimately won on the ground, obtaining the necessary conditions for victory can be blocked by preventing the opponent from having air superiroity. To prevent this, Grand Papua had an extensive stealth detection system while also maintaining a form of "trump card" among its anti-air systems. Grand Papua has used cutting-edge technology in building an anti-stealth air defense system. Stealth aircraft is very difficult to capture on regular radar, allowing them to get into weapon range without being noticed. However, stealth technology has a weakness against radar of different frequencies and infrared detectors.

The first component of this system is the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar. The MIMO radar is equipped with multiple antennas to send and receive signals, and has high resolution and the ability of interference cancellation. While most radars uses pencil beams at the target to get much higher resolution, stealth aircraft detects the radiowave from the radar and uses various methods to avoid being detected. To counter this, the Null-Steering Bistatic MIMO Radar (NBMR), which steers null of transmission beam toward the target and has strong anti-jamming capacity, is used. Unlike beamforming, which presumes a high correlation between signals either transmitted or received by an array, the MIMO concept exploits the independence between signals at the array elements. In conventional radar, target scintillations are regarded as a nuisance parameter that degrades radar performance. The novelty of MIMO radar is that it takes the opposite view, namely, it capitalizes on target scintillations to improve the radar's performance. Such a system means that different bases can receive and detech stealth aircraft radar reflections separately and jointly. Enabled by advances in networked computing and passive radar technology, the MIMO radar also acts passively, allowing the installment of separate physically small radar facilities which would be a covert operation, including no need for frequency allocations, be difficult to jam, and have resilience to anti-radiation missiles. This combination of active and passive radar makes the system potent in detecting all but the most advanced stealth technology, although such advanced stealth would require the absorption of all signals, an impossibility.

The second part of the system is the radar-infrared composite detector (RICD), which has the ability to catch different frequencies within radar and infrared radiation. The main role of the RICD is to update information obtained by the MIMO radars, for while radar/infrared masking technology means sole use of RICD would barely detect aircraft, it can help reinforce the certainty of a detection by the MIMO radars. The RICD is carried on small UAVs, allowing them to operate in the harsh atmosphere of Grand Papua while being able to hide itself.

The two components would work together along with the usual infrastructure of radars and IR sensing bases to detect stealth aircraft and transmit the analysis of the relevant information to the Air Force Cmmand's automatic warning control system the Grand Papuan Air Defense Ground Environment (GPADGE), which would combine data from the AWACs and retransmit to the fighter aircraft and surface forces.

Aside from the regular variety of AA defense systems such as the various Vulcans and mobile missile systems (some of them having a range of 180 km), there was Wache. Wache is an automated AA system. when it detects electromagnetic energy on a preset frequency, it launches a small, solid fuel, antiradiation missile that seeks out the emitter. The missiles have some memory capability, so they can track targets that cease emissions. Wache has a magazine capacity of forty-eight missiles. The missiles have a range of about twenty-six kilometers. Furthermore, Wache has rechargable solar cells, allowing it to operate independently. By placing approximately a thousand systems all over Grand Papua, there was a strong shield against the menace of stealth fighter waves.

The heart of the Wache missile system was its computer, which contained a sophisticated program designed to prevent an enemy from causing all the missiles in the battery to be launched by merely sweeping his radar once, shutting down, then repeating the cycle. The program required that the target radar sweep repeatedly and be progressing into the missile's performance envelope at a rate of speed sufficient to enable it to get into range by the time the missile arrived. If these parameters were met, the computer would fire two missiles one after another, then sit inactive for a brief period of time before the system would again listen for the proper signals.

The guidance system in the missiles was more sophisticated than the computer in the attery. As the missiles flew towards its target, the computer memorized the target's relative position, coursem and speed, so in the event the target radar ceased radiating, the computer would still issue guidance signals to the missile. If the target radiated again while the missile was still in flight, the computer would update the target's trajectory and refine its directives to the guidance system.

The final component of the Grand Papuan air defense system was the Greifvogel. Based on an old designed named Raptor, it had a complete modernization upgrade, with adding side-mounted AESA radar arrays, infrared search and track (IRST), and helmet-mounted sight. In addition, the radar absorbent material was enhanced with the addition of ATRSBS, the retinyl Schiff base salt that is used by most of the air forces currently, further reducing its radar cross section and thus allowing it to remain hidden as the GPADGE would notify the location of enemy aircraft. Finally, utilizing technology from the scientists of Fuso, an increase in engine output was achieved for the same specifications, allowing the fighter to supercruise at Mach 1.9.

And this was not all there was. The various islands and the overall geography meant that aircrat could approach the invaders from anywere along a wide arc, thus allowing strategic flexibility, while the high mountains would mask low-flying aircraft from search radars, thus limitng the enemy's response times to almost seconds. The thousands of drones imported from Juutilainen Aviatik, all made of impossible to detect wood and fabric, meant that there were almost for-sure chances of sinking ships. Finally, add in drones armed with Miniature Air-Launched Decoys, and the full scale air force was set, all hidden in the most protected hidden launching positions.

And finally, the Grand Papuans developed a new form of weapon: Volcanic ash balloon/missile. Noting that volcanic ash was murder upon aircraft, they attached tons of the ash collected from their volcanoes to high flying balloons and missiles which would release the dark cloud into atmosphere 6~11 kilometers from the ground. This would bring massive destruction to all military aircraft that might attempt to attack Grand Papua. While the effects would be temparary, most likely to clean up within two days per wave, it in itself would be enough to down hundreds of fighters and bombers, never mind hypersonic missiles.

The combination of a impenetrable shield and a sharp spear meant that while it would be impossible to achieve air superiority in the face of being outnumbered by a large amount, the enemy would also be denied their own superiority, forcing the war to be decided at sea and on the ground.

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The use of High-Density Reactive Material (HDRM) has become a small rage, yet investigations showed that at most the current methods were a simple way to waste money on inefficient applications. HDRM requires a denotation for it to be activated, mean it can only be used as the casting for explosives such as missiles, meaning that using the material for regular bullets was not the right way to utilize it. Basically, it enhances a already happening detonation rather than be detonated. At the same time, the purpose of HDRM is to force more power into the same area, not to increase the total yield to affect a larger area. This meant that all the supposed five times the explosive power was a misunderstanding for five times the effective lethality. All this misapplication came at a price which required four times the cost for each casting as compared to conventional metal. In the end, the folly of the supposed technologically advanced empires came to light. As for Grand Papua, HDRM was used for only specific purposes: anti-ship guided shells (with the use of railguns available from the abundance of energy, this meant that no enemy ship was safe when being within 380 km from shore), high explosive anti-tank rounds, anti-ship/tank missiles, and anti-material bullets. All these required that a single shot destroy its target, and the heightened lethality coming from the application of HDRM would help ensure that.

In the thick rain forests of Grand Papua, using missiles on the ground was a very difficult thing to do, meaning anti-material rifles played a very important role. However, the same forests meant that it was difficult for a marksman to utilize the rifle at long range, since the natural change in the flight path meant it was difficult to avoid hitting a tree instead of the target. To overcome this, Grand Papua had developed a revolutionary breakthrough in precision bullet technology: self-guided bullets. A bullet that directs itself like a tiny guided missile and can hit a target more than a kilometer away has the potential to change the battlefield for soldiers. The bullet can twist and turn to guide itself toward a laser-directed point, all while making up to 30 corrections per second. The design for the bullet includes an optical sensor in the nose to detect a laser beam on a target. The sensor sends information to guidance and control electronics that use an algorithm in an eight-bit central processing unit to command electromagnetic actuators. These actuators steer tiny fins that guide the bullet to the target. When a normal bullet is fired, the chamber it’s shot out of is usually rifled, or grooved, to cause it to spin at a high rate of speed. This allows it to use centrifugal force to its benefit to fly straight and true to the intended target. Because the self-guided prototype is really a miniature aircraft, causing it to spin as it leaves the firing chamber would be disastrous. What's interesting to note is that because of its size and shape, the longer the prototype travels after being fired, the more accurate it gets, and this would be of great help in targeting far-off enemy vehicles and troops. The sole problem was the cost, which means that it could only be used for high-accuracy rifles for now. But with the devastation that a sole anti-material shot causes, making the bullet self-guiding was in itself a sign of doom for enemies. The Grand Papuans, with 5,000 customized anti-material rifles and 50 shots per rifle, will make sure that the land of New Guinea becomes the graveyard of armored vehicles.

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[i]"Heaven is Java; hell is Burma; but no one returns alive from New Guinea."[/i]

This was an old saying of an empire that had once stretched from Burma to the Eastern Pacific, to the Arctic to th Coral, and proved to be accurate. And it was time for this saying to come alive again. Grand Papua had a formidable army, backed by a stalwart civilian population and the priceless asset of its home soil, arranged by providence to negate all the advanages of an attacker dependent upon machines rather than men.

Crossing jungled terrian that ranged from swamp to mountains, anyone who has been at New Guinea would find it very mountainous, covered with jungle, swampy, full of mosquitoes which carried malaria. The mountainous islands, with their volcanic soil, made entrenchment difficult because of the hard, shallow soil being over consolidated ash. Slopes were steep and cliffs abundant. Ravines were deep and steep, and high natural or artificial banks blocked the heads of ravines to vehicles. Roads tend to lie at least a meter below ground level, sometimes with ditches on both sides, making it difficult for vehicles to pull off the road. Defenders could burrow into the high banks, making them into ambush sites. There was no place where an army with mechanized equipment could land and maneuver easily.

The weather was also one of the most brutal on Earth. The mean annual rainfall is over 2000 mm, although some areas receive up to five times this much. In extreme rainfall areas, such as western New Britain, the annual rainfall can exceed 8m per year. The constant torrestial rain fall prevents perfect use of stand-off weapons, and can also cause flame-outs of ramjets due to the amount of water that gets into the system, given that ramjets do not have bypass systems as in turbojets. another issue is the transition from the cruise phase to dive, at which point the dynamic pressure will be increasing, the speed will be decreasing, and the control authority of the control effectors will be increasing. At this point the harsh precepition would mean that there is a chance of failure.

Grand Papua faced a fundamental dilemma. Like all defenders against amphibious assault, they had to decide whether to meet the invaders at the beach and drive them back into the sea or hold a mobile reserve in the interior, away from the enemy's naval guns and air power and attempt to destroy the enemy beachhead with a wel-timed and violent counterattck. Both strategies holds danger. Staking everything on beach defense meant guessing correctly about enemy landing sites and stength. even then, if the enemy broke through the hard crust of beach defenses, the battle would be over. Holding mobile reserves in the interior would give the defenders more freedom to see the enemy plan develop, but it would necessitate consolidating scattered froces, moving them over some distance, and bringing them together in a coordinated attack.

The Grand Papuan planners forthrightly addressed the question of beach defenses and provided clear and unequivocal instructions. All commanders were ordered to prepare fortifications and to deploy their troops for a defense "at the water's edge". Enemy assault forces must not be allowed to establish a beachhead. Static, coastal defense units were organized to man the fixed forticiations at the beaches. These units would stop the landing forces and contain them on the beaches. Held behind the beaches, mobile assault divisions could move to the battle to strike the landing forces in violent and incessant counterattacks aimed at stopping the establishment of a beachhead. In addition, by engaging in a close, confused, face-to-face melee on the beaches, the Grand Papuan would neutralize the enemy advantages of naval gunfire support and air power. The enemy guns would be unable to fire, and air strikes would be canceled for fear of hitting friendly troops. Artillery, deeply dug into coastly cliffs and hills, would have been gridded and ranged, and would be able to fire on any place of the beach quickly, with no need for aiming calculations. They would execute flanking fire on landing units and then engge in direct support of attacking infantry.

The natural underwater obstacles and miltiary mines would greatly hinder the invaders. Once upon the beach, bristling with barbed wire and concrete obstacles, strewn with land mines and machine-gun emplacements, the invaders would first encounter infantry in foxholes, trenches, and tunnels built into the dunes. These defenders were expected to relay informtion to troops behind the lines and then fight to the death. A second defense line behind the dunes would provide stronger resistance. Behind this line would be the main defenses of battalion-strength strongpoints in prepared positions on high ground. Each battalion strongpoint would be organized for all-around defense with approximately a thousand rifles, two 70mm guns, twelve heavy machine gunes, thirty light machine gunes, two 75mm guns, anti-tank missile launchers, and a number of mortars.

Almost all of coastal Grand Papua is a complex jumble of small lowlands and low but rugged uplands, marked by long, narrow plains extending several kilometers. These plains possess military significance as both real and potential airfield sites and as natural avenues of movement, thought unfriendly to vehicles due to terrancing, a paucity of roads, and the extremely muddy and marshy soil. Beaches were backed by continuous twenty-five to fifty meter bluffs. These bluffs are cur in several places by narrow stream valleys that form exits through the hills. Here the Grand Papuans positioned strongpoints sited for all-around defense with tunnel networks under the hills.

The use of cave fortification negated the enemy's numerous and firepower advantages. The recently and deeply evcuated caves and underground positions of the Grand Papuans would prove imprevious even to unprecedented heavy-caliber bombardment and bombing from the air. Although there were precision weapons, those only worked when the targets were known, and the heavy forests basically hide all constructions from possible SATINT, basically negating the regular bombing runs that most nations used. It was ensured that after thousands and thousands of red-hot steel and bombs blasting almost vainly on steep slopes, the invaders would find that the Grand Papuans in their bastion of caves and connecting tunnels would still offer just as much opposition as it it had never been touched. There was no other place in the world that could take such pounding and yet be functional. But that was the geography. The caves and tunnels were filled with grenade launchers, machine guns, mortars. Enemy troops would struggle up the ridges while under fire from hidden machine guns and cannons that were lobbing shells from the reverse slope of the hills. Once the enemy advanced to the crest of a hill, the Grand Papuans would surge upward from the reverse slope, driving the enemies downhill with mortar fire, grenades, and bayonets. And what was worse was the fact that there was no way to bypass such fortresses on the ground, and entire islands contained one mutually supporting, all-around unit position after another.

Any troops that managed to land would be faced with so many obstacles, it was almost definite that the old saying would be relived.

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[b]Oberkommando Bunker, Grand Papua[/b]

El Rommel looked up at the ceiling, trying to get used to this newly built underground bunker for the use in wartime.

"Just how deep are we?"

"Approximately 3000 meters. This is the best protected bunker, with cable fiber links to all places."

Aside from the hundreds of underground bunkers that were connected by tunnels through the extremely hard rock of the Grand Papuan mountains, all protected by the best EMP-shielding possible, were tens of thousands of protected bunker caches of weaponry, including examples of nearly every infantry weapon available and even light vehicles in a few select cases. All of these caches were dug into the mountains or ground, then concealed well with normal vegetation matching their surroundings unless in cities, in which cases they would be concealed using high-tech equipment tomake entrances practically impossible to see unless one knew they were there. The caches included, aside from weaponry, enough supplies to keep hundreds of people going for months and potentially years on end, often an autonomous geothermal generator and directed satellite uplinks, engineered to be extremely difficult to detect. Furthermore, various kinds of explosives would be stored within them as well, ranging from classic C4 to high-grade military explosives. The constructions themselves were of course set up to withstand the local conditions extremely well, to the point of potentially functioning as 'time capsule', if one had enough food and drink. Even the air supply was accounted for, with sophisticated filters included in the ventilation system and 'shutters' if the use of fuel-air explosives was detected that would prevent the explosion from getting into the cache. For emergencies, air scrubbers were available within each cache to produce oxygen. These caches would be scattered all over the nation and capable of providing countless of people - be they civilian or military - with high-grade weapons. Enough to wage a guerilla war of more than respectable proportions, should it come to that. The underground stockpiling of munitions, fuel, and other war supplies was well advanced, with preparation resulting in being able to withstand an year-long siege. Massive OTH radars, protected by the high mountains and multilinking radars, by theater, tactical and SHORAD missiles/defenses, completed the upper defenses.

There are only a few places one can move armor and trucks in Grand Papua. Those choke points are heavily blocked with prebuilt rockslides. The slides were piles of hexagonal steel-reinforced concrete columns that were balanced above whichever road cuts were deemed necessary to block in times of war. A few JDAMS on preregistered targets...and the enemy is now a large, poorly supplied infantry force moving into the New Guinea. Most of all buildings are built as bunkers - there are pre-prepared firing positions everywhere, all the way from coast to coast. One'd drive down the road and look at a farm house. At first, one'd look at it, maybe notice something looked odd, then realize it was concrete textured to look like wood-and-wattle. The rest areas on the single Interstate look a bit odd - but that's because most are actually emergency fighter airstrips. The rest areas are actually the Operations centers/tower/bunk areas for the crews. The bridge and highway abutments were also designed with pre-made cavities for placement of explosives. There are also those enormous concrete-lined anti-tank ditches with sharply-angled sides running between various mountains. Just about every major hill, mountain or prominence has a complex of bunkers, trenches and strongpoints built into it. These are extremely well-built and are highly-camouflaged. The pits for mortars and artillery have range cards built into the sides, so that all a crew has to do is to emplace their weapon and start dropping HE at any target in range. All bridges were by a pair of emplaced tanks, a HAWK missile launcher and two towed 20-mm Vulcans.

Finally, there was simple geography and climate: With constant torrential rain and deep forests all around, the soil of New Guinea was so marshy that only specifically designed heavy armor could pass through without being bogged down. Another barrier for any invading forces, and one that could never be ignored. Such was reality, and such was the hell any fool who attempted to come to Grand Papua would face oneself to be in.

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Even after the intervention in Australia had come to a sudden end, volunteers came to Grand Papua, as it seemed that internal problems had sprung up, making it necessary to stay, until peace had returned. With them mostly came supplies of ammunition and food, but as they were volunteers almost no vehicles. a few trucks were organised, but else, they were only using the few stocks that had been left in Neustettin by the Compagnie that had mostly retreated to Vicidalia again.

Overall, a whole lot of 217,583 volunteers signed up, many just helping in the construction and development of the country.

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[b]Unknown Location, Grand Papua[/b]

"Yes, Minister Karn, everything has been proceeding as scheduled. I shall contact Corporal Anderson to certify that the secured networks between the various headquarters are fully operational."

Corporal Yuki Nakasato, of the Zeonic Foreign Legion, looked out of the operation room at the massive construction site below.

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Somewhere underneath the Bismarck-Maoke Mountains was the headquarters of the Grand Papua Armed Forces, Jaburo. It is a massive underground complex being constructed in the heart of the New Guinean Highlands, whose exact location is a strict state secret, to the point that no one except the members of the Oberkommando and the original inhabitants of the headquarters know where it is. This was achieved by having the construction of transportation routes be done piecemeal, with the added security made by having those who worked on the headquarters itself live there until their death. Because of its subterranean location, Jaburo would be impervious to conventional assault, while allowing people and basic military equipment to survive even if the greater command center would be rendered nonoperational from a direct nuclear attack, and its naturally occurred cavernous reaches would hold a megacity, along with housing factories, various weapon manufacturing factories, and many other types of facilities upon completion in the next decade, obtaining the ability to be entirely self-sufficient. The geothermal activity occurring throughout the mountain range, aside from providing energy, hides Jaburo from all thermo-sensing satellites and such methods of detection, and being under thousands of meters of volanic rock renders detection from the outside virtually impossible. Communications were done by stations far from the base itself, and with connections by cable fiber, plus the extreme amount of shielding done, makes EMP attacks useless in any attempt to cut off the headquarters from the outside world.

All this was possible through the efforts of Doctor Trenov Yvan Minovsky, who had managed to miniaturize the Grand Papuan fusion reactor to the point it was hardly distinguishable from regular thermospots abundant in New Guinea, and a child prodigy engineer by the name of May Cowin, whose brilliance in metamaterial development has led to several groundbreaking inventions, from a magnetic shield capable of forcing electromagnetic waves to curve around the shield to highly resilient alloys for future fighter planes. The labor of such dedicated minds, which yet beyond anything that the entrenched powers could muster, helped form the backbone of dozens of completely self-sustaining and autonomous underground bases throughout Grand Papua. With each base practically immune to all weapons short of several megaton-class nuclear weapons exploding together to fully take out the reserves stored, the Socialist Republic was as a whole an impenetrable redoubt. Of course, each base would hold less than 5,000 personnel each, but still they would be enough to hold a significant about of forces for continuous warfare.

In line with the bases, a second wave of minelaying was conducted. Thousands of Abwehrflammenwerfer, with various versions from the regular safety to the demigasse and hedgehopper designs, S-mines, Schu-mines, and Topfmines were spread all over the potential battlefields. Of particular notice were the purely wooden mines, virtually undetectable from any kind of detectors. The only way one could avoid being blown up was to radiate a special code, which would be received by the mines and self-detonate. As such, even after extenstive bombing, the mines would be inflict heavy casualties and slow, or even repel, any advances into Grand Papuan territory. If this wasn't enough, large bombs carrying 20 tons of explosives were planted in strategic locations, designed to destroy any gains made by invading forces, and sometimes cause landslides and other forms of natural destruction. Finally, there were the strategic ballistic missiles, carrying 10 ton thermobaric warheads capable of 100 ton-TNT explosions. Any invader, should they try to overthrow the Socialist Republic, shall be punished as needed.

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With the concentration of German forces in the Pacific, and the apparent willingness of Athens to join in any possible conflict, high-altitude drones and satellites were used to track movements. It was found that Athens had deployed their entire Pacific Command in a fan west and south of Hawaii reaching into Avalon, making sure that each ship was far enough from each other to avoid damages from wide-area attacks. Only the two carriers being escorted by a destroyer each were the exception. At the same time, the exact locations of the German forces in the Avalon sphere were detected. All data was sent to Oberkommando and the Minister of Health, Sayla Mass.


Who was otherwise known as Artesia Som Deikun, the true heir.

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[i]Heir of the Zeonist Revolution, Artesia Som Deikun[/i][/center]

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Nuclear weapons. In this highly militarized world, they were the ultimate weapons of resort, although used relatively frequently. Following this situation, Grand Papua kept hundreds of nuclear weapons in its arsenal, from anti-air neutron bomb tactical missiles to 19 megaton thermonuclear bombs, which had been used against the Outback Riders. As the conflict with the German fascist seemed immediate, the tactical weapons were on standby, although not to be used on a first-move basis. Given how any use of nukes by the Germans would come from the Avalon protectorate, it was dangerous to use weapons offensively. All deployment would be for defense only, although the definition of defense was obviously flexible.

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With the war scare over after the Germans left the Pacific without a fight, it was time of peace. However, it was in times of peace that one prepared for war, and Grand Papua was no exception to this. The long time of crisis, along with various simulations done in relation to the possible German invasion, led to the conclusion that Grand Papua would need a new type of special forces. With this, they secretly formed a new Special Mission Unit armed with ballistically improved ordnance, a term for the special bullets originally developed for anti-material rifles. This Special Mission Unit was named the Ballistically Improved Ordnance Direct-Action Detachment, or BIODAD. BIODAD's primary tasks are counter-terrorism, direct action, and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of assuming many covert missions, including, but not limited to, rescuing hostages and raids. The use of ballistically improved ordnance meant that members of this unit would always hit their mark, be it be using sniper rifles, assault rifles, or regular machine guns.

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To: Grand Papua
From: Australia

In light of recent events, Australia wishes to formally reactivate the treaty we previously held. Also, we wish to formally censure the Grand Papuans responsible for the nuclear strike upon our nation, however necessary it was deemed. See to it that it never happens again.

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[b]Response[/b]

Thank you for the consideration. Yes, we agree to the reactivation, and we shall ensure to strengthen our nuclear weapon authorization sequence to prevent such an incident from happening again.

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[b]Right off the coast of People's Republic of Africa[/b]


The Grand Papuan Expeditionary Task Force, with its mission completed, was slowly going home. Triest was on the deck of her flag ship, looking at the setting sun.

"The red is like blood, isn't it?"

"Yes. Just like how the Vaderland will be covered, under the jackboots of the Visari fascists."

"We'll be back, someday, princess. Until then, it's out duty to build our strength."

Emma looked at Triest, whose steel cold eyes warmed up a bit as emeralds look upon the hardened soldier.

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[b]Somewhere in Western Vogelkop[/b]


The last burst of a light machine gun rang in the ruins from the Kamborian Rebellion as the resistance was put to an end. A robot-like being looked around for the last time for any signs of life, the glowing red eyes searching menacingly.

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"The Schlitzaugen have been exterminated from this sector."

[i]"Colonel, you had been ordered to avoid such derogatory terms. How many times have you ignored it?"[/i]

"They are what they are, General. I say nothing else."

[i]"Blah, just get back to base. There are other sectors to deal with."[/i]

Colonel Mael Radec is one of the most feared and finest (if not the finest) soldiers in the Grand Papuan Germanic Army. Even the Chinese guerillas respect him, his abilities, and his elite squad, knowing that there is a high chance of defeat if he is in the area. A brilliant soldier noted for leading from the front, he shares Somare's political goal, but not the passion for purges and extermination. Somare still trusts him with his life despite these 'shortcomings'.

Radec is the human personification of the shark. He is highly evolved for his specific function and utterly focused on his duties. It is almost as if he has willingly burned out any personality, education, or characteristics that do not contribute to the swift and resolute execution of his duties. It is this quality that makes him a vicious opponent in any confrontation. He is a gifted tactician, but merely a competent strategist. His genius is not in the planning, but in the fighting of battles. He combines situational awareness with a near-perfect assessment of the capabilities of both his own men and the opposing force. He is supremely skilled in the meshing of the various arms of combat, being capable of meshing Armour, Infantry, Air, and Artillery forces into a single tactical operation with precision and flair. In personal combat he is ruthless, vicious, and overwhelming. He is the epitome of the Germanic soldier. He is very intelligent, somewhat villainous, and menacingly calm. In addition to his tactical genius, Colonel Radec is also an exceptionally skilled personal combatant, being highly agile as well as greatly skilled with both small arms and his combat knife. He also possesses immense physical strength, being able to lift several rebels up and throw them from the roof. Such was the figure of Mael Radec.

However, he had a life-threatening incident in the past, requiring him to constantly wears a mask that supplies him with an analgesic gas to relieve pain he suffers, along with enriched oxygen to ensure that he is able to breathe. In connection to this, he wears a experimental armor suit, which monitors his vital signs and also acts as its own command center, with enough shielding to protect against even HPM attacks. With such technology combined with his innate abilities, he is a formidable figure to anyone that might oppose him, his ideology, or his leaders.

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[b]Oberkommando Headquarters[/b]


A simple note was passed to Eisen Manstein's desk.

[quote][b]Special Project Subjects[/b]

Tessa Testarossa
Leonard Testarossa
Kaname Chidori
Bani Morauta
Sarah Miller
Nami[/quote]


Realizing what this list meant, he authorized the moving of these subjects to a special location, which was outside the jurisdiction of Oberkommando. He would pray for the souls of these poor beings, who would now be subject to an unbearable hell, where death was better than to live.

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To meet national security requirements around the world, it would be optimal to have real-time images and video of any place on earth at any time, a capability that is not supposed to currently exist. Today, aircraft are used to meet much of the military's imagery requirements. However, because of the quantity of aircraft needed, and because aircraft do not fly high enough to see into denied territories, spacecraft also play a vital role in providing the imagery data needed for successful military planning and operations.

High resolution IMINT satellites, however, face different challenges in providing persistent coverage. In order to orbit at the low altitudes needed for their optics to capture decent imagery, they have to move very fast - way too fast for constant surveillance. Geosynchronous orbit, wherein satellites move at the same rate as the Earth's location and thus remain stationary in the sky relative to the Earth, is much higher up at about 35,000 km. The size (aperture) of the optics needed, and the limitations of producing and launching extremely large precision reflective (mirror) optics to place such a system in geosynchronous earth orbit where it could provide persistent coverage had proven unfeasible.

That is, until the development of the [i]Sternbild[/i] rocket and the membrane optics.

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The new IMINT satellite, named [i]Allsehendes Auge[/i], is intended to be placed on a series of equatorial geostationary orbit points over the planet with a near real time continuous constant monitoring observation. This will allow for almost no gaps in coverage of ground based places of interest because of the long dwell dime over those areas with medium to high resolution of about 3 meter capability. This is possible with the development of a lightweight membrane optic etched with a diffractive pattern. The diffractive pattern is used to focus light on a sensor. The lightweight [i]Allsehendes Auge[/i] would unfurl the huge flexible membrane once in orbit. That membrane, up to 20 meters wide, would deploy at the end of several extensions that would hold it some distance away from the satellite itself, basically creating a huge lens. The entire array would function as a huge aperture telescope which would be capable of capturing video of individual military vehicles (like mobile missile launchers; the specific for "probability of detection for a SCUD-class launch of 0.99, with less than one false alarm per month") on the ground. That means ideally it would see things less than three metres long.

The satellite itself is battle hardened for nuclear war and laser or ASAT attack through the use of nanotechnology coatings. The fueling operation is to provide for propellant transfer or propellant service module or component replacement or modernization replacement to give the spacecraft high maneuverability to carry out and extend it mission and even upgrade it repeatedly. Of course, the sheer distance the satellite would be from Earth means that no terrestrial power could think of attacking.

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Fifty of the satellites have been launched among the great frenzy of activity by Großpapuanische Weltraumorganisation, allowing 24 hour constant coverage over all of the Oceanic Union within 23 degrees from the equator. This effectively ensured that no powers can conduct major movements of above surface forces, including air assets, without revealing their positions. And once the [i]Stundenglas[/i] colonies are finished, even greater projects would be commenced.

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OOC: Upon consultation and unanimity amongst the GMs we are wiping the imagery satellite with its capabilities to basically do reconnaissance that LEO sats can do. We could not come across any sort of plans to actually do this, and certainly its not in the cards for the tech year that you are. What we could come across from authoritative sources is that you really cannot do this at the orbital altitudes your speaking of. What surveillance satellites CAN do is monitor large effects such as missile launches. If you want to have something that can detect a huge thermobloom there is no problem doing that.

In regards to the Jaburo bunker, we are also wiping this as it stands now. You've said on IRC that you can take 2000 warheads. This simply isn't allowed. Regardless of the facilities construction, which we are highly skeptical of, there is the secondary issue of are people allowed to make bases which are immune to the artificial cap we place on nukes because of in game. The historical answer is that no players are not. Going back in history to the Maine Nuclear Roguery, Timmy attempted to construct a bunker that was built not nearly as nuclear immune as this but was designed to withstand a sustained bombardment from a number of nukes and of a yield that wouldn't be available because of artificial game limitations. His facility was wiped just like yours is now. You are entitled to a fall out shelter system possessing a wonder in game, but nothing of this scale.

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