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OOC: Will be updating, as it currently under construction
-Classified except to MDoAP and MDP partners-

The Status of the Californian Armed Forces - DEFCON 1

Homeland Threat Level- Severe


[size="5"]Californian Armed Forces[/size]

Size Composition - 436,048 personnel (As of 24th February, 2052)

Breakdown of Composition Californian Armed Forces:

For the Army: 292,152 (67.7% composition)
For the Air Force: 47,965 (11%)
For the Navy: 26,599 (6.1%)
For the Marines: 58,430 (13.4%)
Special Operations: 7,849 (1.8%)

-Chain of Command-
President
Vice President
Secretary of Defense
Undersecretary of Defense
Californian Military Council
Secretary of the Californian Army (Divides into the various branches from here)
Chief of Staff of the Army
Army Group Commander
Division Commander
Brigade Commander


Secretary of the Californian Air Force
Chief of Staff of the Air Force
Base Commander
Wing Commander
Squadron Commander

Secretary of the Californian Navy
Chief of Staff of the Navy
Calfornian Marines Commandant

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[size="5"]Californian Army[/size]


Snapshot
Total Personnel: 292,152
Total Amount of Main Battle Tanks: 1,547
Total Amount of IFV: 1,924
Total Amount of Support Vehicles: 10,446
Total Artillery Pieces: 476 tow-able, 894 self-propelled
Support/Transport Helicopters: 932
Attack Helicopters: 336

Unit Structure -
The Californian Army is classified by brigades consisting of 3,300 to 3,900 troops a piece. Larger organizational classification such as the use of Army Groups, Corps, or Divisions are purely for organizational purposes temporarily. California hosts brigades under the Division classification when talking about bases. The army is classified as brigades so that another division may use another division's brigade when needed, so as to make the Californian Army a highly modular force. There are several types of brigades that California uses under it's structure, although the three main types are Heavy, Rapid, and Infantry brigades. The Heavy brigade consists of 3,700 troops and is a mechanized/tank brigade. The Rapid brigade consists of 3,900 troops and is a fast, mobile brigade consisting mostly of IFVs. The Infantry brigade numbers to 3,300 troops being of light infantry or airborne troops. They are Aviation and Fire Support brigades of 3,500 troops each either the in the air assault role or artillery role, respectively; although for the most part they are divided loosely into Battalions to support the three main types of brigades. Lastly, there are Sustainment brigades of 2,700 men that serve in the support role of the Californian Army.

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Californian Military Structure Terminology:
- Army Groups (Temporary, consists of 3 Corps)
- Corps (Temporary naming, 2 to 3 divisions)
- Divisions (Used when talking about several brigades from a particular stationed base, 15,000 to 19,000 men)
- Brigade (The standard Californian Army unit, 3,300 to 3,900 men)
- Battalion (700 to 1,500 men)
- Company (100 to 200 men)
- Platoon (48 men)
- Squad (12 men)

Base Locations

OOC: OUTDATED, on schedule for update.
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The above map details all known bases that are operated by the Californian Armed Forces. This map will never be electronically submitted to anyone including all allied nations. Requests for this map by Californian allies will be hand delivered to the nation in question to a secure facility and transported securely with vetted personnel. Obviously, most of these bases can be seen by satellites.

Number of map copies and location: Classified
(redacted) Joint Base Nellis: 2
Joint Base MacDermott: 1
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-Classified to Californian Military Commanders-
(redacted)Outside of the major facilities that are under administration of the Californian Armed Forces, many outlaying bases serve as the first line of defense in case of an invasion of California. Each Joint Base has a field of operations which include the operation of Forward-Operating Bases (FOB) or Forts along California's borders. (/redacted from document)



Deployments
Total Number of Divisions: 18
Note: * Denotes division capable to ship out into foreign theater within 48 hours under DEFCON 3 conditions

Joint Base Nellis - Californian Military Command (Official Site), Armored Warfare School
1st Armored Division
6th Infantry Division

Joint Base Yuma - Desert Tactics Center
3rd Infantry Division
5th Armored Division
7th Infantry Division

Fort Huachuca - Electronic Warfare School
2nd Armored Division
6th Armored Division
4th Infantry Division

Joint Base Hill - Space & Weapons Research Center
1st Infantry Division
4th Armored Division

Joint Base Redding - Airborne & Air Assault School
92nd Airborne Division*
93rd Airborne Division*
94th Airborne Division*

Joint Base MacDermott - Mountain Warfare Center
10th Mountain Division*
12th Mountain Division*
13th Mountain Division

Fort Mudd
3rd Armored Division*
5th Infantry Division*
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Border Deployments
OOC: OUTDATED, replacing shortly.

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Northern Sector: FOB Goose Lake, FOB Denio, Fort McDermitt, and Camp Yost
Stationed lightly due to alliance with Canada. The listed bases comprise of just two companies each from divisions from Joint Base Redding and Hill respectively. FOB Goose Lk and Denio are administrated by JB Redding, and Fort McDermitt and Camp Yost are under JB Hill. Heaviest vehicle stationed are Striker IFVs, but Humvees are the choice vehicle for border patrol missions. Civilian personnel from Californian Bureau of Investigation and Californian Homeland Security also make use of the facilities.

Eastern Sector: Vernal Camp, Camp Moab, FOB Four Corners, FOB Chambers, and FOB Safford
Lighter presence along the eastern part along the California/Canadian border, but changes to heavier garrisons along the New Mexico border. Battalion sized forces occupy FOB Four Corners, Chambers and Safford in the aftermath of Gulf Federation-Athenian War. They are also administered by nearby Fort Huachuca. Vernal Camp and Camp Moab are administered by Joint Base Hill with two companies of soldiers to each one. It is frequent to see an M40 MBT in the southern camps.


Southern Sector: Fort Creech and FOB Leemore
Both border stations are supported by a battalion of soldiers each. Leemore is controlled by Fort Mudd while Ft. Creech is handled by nearby Joint Base Nellis. The camps are miniature forts with a small composition of artillery pieces and heavy tanks often the camps.

Pacific Sector
Currently lightly defended outside of Drogheda and Eureka. The army has started to deploy mobile anti-air and anti-air ship platforms to remote coastal sections. More fixed positions exist around Drogheda and Monterrey as part of defenses of bases in the region.
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Other Facilities - Classified to Californian personnel only
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[color="#FFFFFF"]Camp Navajo[/color]
It is publicly classified as a normal military base. (Redacted) Unofficially, it is home to a joint Californian Army-Air Force mission for space and electronic surveillance operations. It is guarded by a battalion of troops, although in times of emergency, an entire brigade can be moved there within 72 hrs. While the space complex is visible from space, construction is ongoing to complete California's regional electronic surveillance system with an underground facility. (/reacted from document)

Mountain Training Center
The Mountain Training Center is home to the Californian Army school to mountain warfare. Currently 2 divisions are specialized in fighting in mountainous and rough terrain shown by training under various scenarios of defensive and offensive tactics within mountainous geography. It is located deep within the Sierra Nevada range and administrated by a 2-star rank from the Army. Training is continuous throughout the year. There are packages for various training such as: pre-deployment, medical, aviation, snow scouting, assault climbing, and rough terrain/snow driver course available to any unit in the Californian Army and it's allies. (redacted from document for sensitive reasons; blacked out)Down the road from the MTC, is another facility controlled by the Californian Department of Defense. Entrance is located somewhere west of the MTC down Rt 108. This is home to the backup Californian Military Command Center/Bunker The only access is by road, although nearest air facilities are a) for helicopters: Mountain Training Center, and b) aircraft: Bryant Airfield in Bridgeport, CA Facility is under construction and within the boundaries of the MTC. (/redaction)
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[size="5"]Equipment[/size] (Currently in editing down here)

Note: CCU = Californian Currency Unit

Assault Rifle - Browning CAR-680

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Information-
Type: Assault Rifle
Official Name: Combat Assault Rifle, Caliber 6.80, CAR-680
Manufacturer: Browning Arms Company
Weight: 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) (unloaded with 16 inch barrel)
3.0 kg (6.6 lb) (unloaded with 12 inch barrel)
Length: 755 mm (29.72 in) (stock exteneded w/ 12" barrel)
680 mm (26.77 in) (stock collapsed w/ 12" barrel)
580 mm (22.83 in) (stock folded w/ 12" barrel)
920 mm (36.22 in) (stock exteneded w/ 16" barrel)
820 mm (32.28 in) (stock collapsed w/ 16" barrel)
755 mm (29.72 in) (stock folded w/ 16" barrel)
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, 5.45x39mm Soviet, 6.8 mm Browning SCC, 7.62x39mm Soviet
Action: Gas-operated rotating bolt
Rate of fire: 700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 3,110 ft/s (948 m/s)
Effective range: 5 position rear sight up to 600 m (656 yd)
Feed System: 30 round STANAG Magazine, 100-round C-Mag drum magazine
Unit Cost: $1275 CCU

The Browning CAR-680 is the primary battle rifle of the Californian Armed Forces. Browning has developed the CAR-680 with "Man-Machine-Interface", focusing on the system integration, operational ergonomics, logistics/maintainability, and spiral interoperability of such a weapon system to enhance tactical performance for Californian military personnel for the mid-21st century. The lightweight barrel is chrome lined and manufactured by the hammer forging process in Mountain Green, Utah, Browning Arms Factory. While most of the world is using either 5.56x45mm (M16) or 7.62x51mm (M14) cartridges, the CAR-680 is designed in mind towards the new 6.8mm Browning SCC (Special Combat Cartridge), optimized on a .30 Browning cartridge for the best compromise of providing accuracy, reliability and terminal performance based off that the 6.5mm projectile is best for accuracy and the 7mm projectile is best terminal performance through tests. The 6.8mm round can easily best the former Soviet 7.62x39mm round by 61 m/s.

-System Intergration-
It comes equipped with a companion single-shot 40mm grenade launcher, called the PGL-680, which can be attached on a dedicated rail. No screws or latches are needed. Together, the CAR-680 and PGL-680, are a formidable weapon system. However, the PGL-680 is alone a standalone system when required. While the CAR-680 is base equipped with iron sights, full system integration can be had with the PGL-680 with a Fire Control System with Day/Night capabilities.

-Operational Ergonomics-
The CAR-680 caters to both right-handed and left-handed shooters as part of improvements in ergonomics. Browning has developed one of the few ambidextrous assault rifles in the world with ambidextrous safeties, magazine catches and charging handles, the ability to change which side spent casings are ejected. The fire selector has a 82 degree rotation for quick mode selection without moving your firing hand. There are six sling attach swivel points that are strategically positioned for ease of use and comfort. Lastly, the CAR-680 has a fold-able telescopic with 4 collapsible positions to choose your best firing position and when not is use, fold for easy transport.

-Logistics/Maintainability-
One of the first things noticed of the CAR-680 is that there are no pins, thus making field stripping and maintenance easy. It uniquely has two receivers built mostly of high resistance polymers. Modular construction methods make replacement of sub-assembles fairly easy. The CAR-680 features a "Quick Change Barrel" that requires no tools to change barrels in just a matter of seconds at a press of a button. Available only in 12" and 16" barrel lengths at this moment.

-Spiral Interoperability-
Thanks to having four picatinny rails, the CAR-680 can nearly have unlimited customization from the base variant. Thus it is possible to enhance the tactical performance and operability by simply adding/removing accessories and components while maintaining the same platform. Accessories for the CAR-680 include: bayonet, laser sight, flashlight, silencer, various CQB sights (red-dot, ACOG, Holographic, etc.), tactical scope, front handle, and IR designator.
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Close Quarters Sub-machine gun - Kimber SMG
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Sidearm - Kimber P11, P11C

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Information -

P11 Variant
Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Manufacturer: Kimber Firearms Manufacturing
Weight: 964 g (34.0 oz) (w/ magazine)
Length: 196 mm (7.7 in)
Barrel Length: 112 mm (4.4 in)
Cartridge: 9×19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, .22 Long Rifle
Action: Mechanically locked, recoil operated
Feed System: 10, 12, 13, or 15 round magazine (.40 S&W, .357 SIG);
10, 15, 17, 18, or 20 round magazine (9mm Parabellum);
10 round polymer magazine (Classic 22 only)
Unit Cost: $850 CCU
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P11C Variant
Weight: 825 g (29.1 oz) (w/ magazine)
Length: 180 mm (7.1 in)
Barrel Length: 99 mm (3.9 in)
Cartridge: 9×19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .357 SIG,
Feed System: 13-round box magazine (9×19), 12-round magazine (.40 S&W and .357 SIG)
Unit Cost: $850 CCU

The Kimber P11 and P11C is the standard issue service pistol for the Californian military and police forces. The P11 is a highly durable and easy to operate small arm as a secondary firearm or close urban combat. It is capable to fire different cartridges depending on the operators need. The P11C (Compact varient) was developed for military use, geared towards special forces. The P11C was developed several years after the first production the original P11.
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Machine Guns- Browning - M2HBC HMG

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Information-
Type: Heavy Machine Gun
Manufacturer: Browning Arms Company
Weight: 38 kg (83.78 lb)
58 kg (127.87 lb) with tripod and T&E
Length: 1,656 mm (65.2 in)
Barrel Length: 1,143 mm (45.0 in)
Cartridge: .50 BMG (12.7×99mm)
Action: Short recoil-operated
Rate of fire: 450–635 rounds/min (M2HB)
Muzzle velocity: 2,910 ft/s (890 m/s)
Effective range: 1,800 m (2,000 yd)
Feed System: Belt Fed
Unit Cost: $12794 CCU

The classic M2HMG is the standard heavy machine gun found in most of the world's armed forces made by John Browning himself in 1918 is brought to by his company Browning Arms Company in the latest changes to the the timeless design. While the newest designs include the ability for quick change barrels, flash hider, and rail accessory mount. Used in every conflict since World War I and in also nearly battlefield application imaginable, your army is hard pressed to not have the M2 in one's inventory.
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Republic Arms Manufacturing - MG62A MMG

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Information-
Type: Medium Machine Gun
Manufacturer: Republic Arms Manufacturing
Weight: 22.3 pounds (10.1 kg)
Length: 49.7 in (1,263 mm)
Barrel Length: 24.8 in (630 mm)
Cartridge: 7.62x51mm
Action: Gas-operated, open bolt
Rate of fire: 750–950 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Effective range: 800 m (880 yd) to 1,800 m (1,980 yd)
Feed System: Belt Fed
Unit Cost: $5,234 CCU

The MG762A Medium machine gun has replaced the former inventory of older M60 MMG that were in Californian service. Classified as part of the 60 series for medium machine guns.
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North American Ordinance - MG52A LMG
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Information-
Type: Light Machine Gun
Manufacturer: North American Ordinance
Weight: 7.5 kg (17 lb) empty, 10 kg (22 lb) loaded
Length: 40.89 in (1,039 mm)
Barrel Length: 465 mm (18 in)
Cartridge: 5.56x45mm
Action: Gas-operated, open bolt
Rate of fire: 850 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity: 2,800 ft/s (853 m/s)
Effective range: 1,000 yd (910 m)
Feed System: Belt Fed or STANAG magazine
Unit Cost: $3,545 CCU
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Sniper Rifles - Weatherby LR-14 DMR
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McMillian Tac-50
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