|Official Language(s)||Dutch and English|
|Established||November 30, 2006|
(4,647 days old)
|Alliance||Green Protection Agency|
TIGER Empire is a large sized, highly developed nation with citizens primarily of Dutch ethnicity who follow no government forced national religion. Its technology is first rate and its citizens marvel at the astonishing wonders within their nation. Although its citizens pay high taxes Its citizens work diligently to produce Oil and Gold as tradable resources for their nation. Its economy has been booming the last couple of years because of the steadily rising prices for oil and gold on the open market.
Nation History Edit
The TIGER empire was founded on November 30, 2006 in the Rijnmond area of the Netherlands.
A free Rijnmond area was inevitable the largest Dutch industrial area felt itself bound to too much regulations from the Hague and the European Union. After careful deliberation by its founders the TIGER Empire was bron.
After declaring its independence the TIGER Empire faced a war with the Dutch government. After an initial assault by the Dutch military stranded on the heavily dug in Imperial forces costing the lives of many soldiers on both sides the Dutch decided to blockade the port of Rotterdam. In a response on the blockade the TIGER Empire cut of all fuel transports to the rest of the country and demanded the lifting of the naval blockade and the surrender of the Dutch government. After two weeks fuel and other supplies that normally were transported through the port of Rotterdam started becoming scarse. Allied nations to the Dutch transported fuel and supplies through the port of Amsterdam but it was not nearly enough to fill demands. Entering the third week of blokkades the Empire knew it could not hold out forever but the Dutch however were facing food riots and international pressure from countries that relied on steady supply from Rotterdam. The Empire decided that more aggressive measures needed. Special forces attacked key installations in the Amsterdam harbour which heavily disrupted the Dutch relief effort. After a coveret attack by TIGER-Special forces on a LNG-Tanker which sunk and effectively blocked the port of Amsterdam the Dutch were cut of from all supplies. However it took another two weeks for the Dutch government to finally surrender to the TIGER Empire.
After the war the Netherlands were reunified under the flag of the TIGER Empire. It would take several years of careful planning to become one of the major players in Europe. With careful diplomatic talks with other nations the Empire would secure enough support to try and take over Europe. Then the Empire made its move hitting its neighbors with a multi-front blitz war. Both Belgium and Luxemborg fell after less than a week with large parts of northern France being captured as well. The second week of the war saw the fall of France. Followed by an interesting move from Germany, Portugal and Spain. They swore alligance to the Empire and there forces were quickly assimilated into the Empires legions. The following four weeks the joint Imperial/German Army would push deep into eastern Europe overwhelming the Polish, Czech, Slovenian, Slovakian and Hungaren armies. Meanwhile in the southern part of Europe The Italians were completely entranched along their borders and tried to push back the joint Imperial troops before they could mount an offensive on their lines. It failed miserably leaving most of their lines exposed to the highly effective Rhino armoured battalions and the joined Spanish/Portuguese armies. It took the Empire a week to push through those lines, following that push the Swiss and the Austrian governments surrenderd. Which allowed for their forces to direct their attention to the nortern parts of Europe. As the troop build-up in the northern parts of Germany started Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania surrenderd immediately, followed several days later by the Danish.
Italy was used as a staging area to capture the entire Balkan and push on directly to Greece, Romania and Bulgaria. During the push on through the Balkan their forces were ambushed by a Greek/Romanian/Bulgarian force. During that ambush it were not the Imperial forces that took the full brunt of the assault but the Balkan nations this caused them to align with the Empire and push them back. It was only a matter of days before they fell. Following those victories the Turkish government became increasingly worried of an attack on their nation and they mobilized their forces to their European borders.
On the eastern front large parts of Belarus and the Ukraine fell with the Imperial troops coming closer to the Russian borders every day. Russian Troops were put into high alert and stationed along their borders. Only to find Imperial troops setting up border walls and military checkpoints. Same was happening along the Turkish border with these developments the United Kingdom went to an even higher state of alert. They felt is was only a matter of time before the Empire would turn its eyes on them. Feeling confident that the United States would come to their aid they did not deploy their navy nor did they intervene in the war on mainland Europe.
The Imperial troops worked their way up from Estonia to Finland meeting up with heavy resistance from a joint Scandinavian army the empire made sure that their forces were pinned. Before launching a huge assault on the coasts of Sweden and Norway after five weeks of fighting all three of them finally fell. And again the Imperial troops started setting up border walls and military checkpoints along the Russian borders.
Several years of relative rest followed only to be broken by one or two violent uprisings and/or riots in conquered cities. The empire supplied all it's new provinces with immediate relief support and started construction of its capital island of Imperia. Meanwhile a huge military build up followed with the intent of capturing the United Kingdom. On March 15 Imperial troops hit Ireland on its western coast which fell within three weeks. Then on June 6 an Imperial force hit the United Kingdom from three sides with amphibious landing ships on its Northern, Eastern and Western coasts. With the British forces in complete disarray they turned to their American allies not knowing that the Empire already made a deal with the United States regarding an alliance. The American support the British hoped for never came. It took the Empire around three weeks to wipe out all forms resistance.
At that moment the Empire basically encompassed the entire European continent with the exception of Iceland, the European part of Russia and the European part of Turkey. Order has been restored in the Empire which is now ruled form its capital city of Imperia build on the Dutch island of Voorne-Putten spanning 220 square kilometres. By the Emperor, His Military Supreme Commanders, His Cabinet and the Chosen Senate.
Imperia is connected to the largest port in Europe and the largest airport making it the most important city for large corporations and businesses. Surpassing all major cities in Europe many tourists also visit the city for the Imperial Palace, the Imperial Senate, the port and the business district.
In the following years the economy of the Empire grew exponentially so did the happieness of its citizens. After the war the Empire gave the Icelandic Government an invitation to join the Empire and create a new Europe. The Icelandic Government eventually informed about the invitation to become a province of the Empire. The Emperor himself replied: The seat we reserved for you in the senate is still available we are happy to have you as a new province in the Empire. That year Europe was reunited and the Imperial economy started to grow even further becoming one of the most powerful and influential on the planet.
Internal Affairs Edit
The Empire is located on Europe by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia.
The population of the Empire was estimated to be 500 million according to the United Nations, which is slightly more than two thirds of Europes population, which holds slightly more than one-ninth of the world's population. A century ago Europe had nearly a quarter of the world's population. The population of Europe has grown in the past century, but in other areas of the world (in particular Africa and Asia) the population has grown far more quickly.
The TIGER Empire is basically ruled by a single man the Emperor himself being mostly assisted by his Military Supreme Commanders and his Cabinet.
Although The TIGER Empire is ruled by a single man the people still get their say, every four years each province choses a senator whom takes place in the Imperial Senate. The Senate decides on changes in law or decisions that are not directly made by the Emperor. Also debats between the Cabinet and The Senate are held to see how different provinces feel toward certain decisions before the Cabinet or even The Senate itself votes on decisions.
The Cabinet Changes every four years as well it is not allowed for a minister to hold his post longer than ten consecutive years. To keep from throwing away money a Regent is appointed to keep projects deemed important to the nations wellfare by the Emperor himself. Regents are appointed by the Emperor himself they are mostly chosen from fromer Ministers that have held a position for at least ten years, but exceptions are possible if the Emperor deems someone the right person.
To become a citizen of the TIGER Empire, one must register at the Ministry of Immigration. This is required to keep subversive elements out of the nation. Though its citizens pay a 30% tax rate, most believe this is fair because of the many benefits it brings, such as highly developed infrastructure, a Social Security System, Top of the line Health care and Education.
Before the Empire was formed the continent consisted out of many nations all with various languages. After the Empire was formed it was decided that the Empires official languages would be Dutch and English. These languages would be the ones used in all official communications. The Empire does not forbid the use of other languages as long as it is understood that Dutch and English are and will remain the official languages of the Empire.
The Emperor actively encourages its citizens to speak freely, without fear of retribution. Its citizens are allowed to protest but only if a city gives them a permit. Police forces will monitor demonstrations closely and arrest any lawbreaker.
Citizens are educated about the dangers of drugs, and rehabilitation centres across the nation have been opened. However, The Empire will not declare a war on all drugs. The Empire believes that certain socalled softdrugs are not that dangerous and will only enforce the smuggeling or possession of socalled harddrugs.
The agencies tasked with drug enforcement are the Police, the Imperial Bureau of Investigations (IBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Imperial Coast Guard (ICG). The Police enforce minor crimes involving drugs mostly trafficking and producing. The Imperial Bureau of Investigations is called when drug crimes become more high profile like celebrities and gang related drug crimes. The Drug Enforcement Agency are involved with all international gang related drug trafficking and crimes, working together with local police departments, the Imperial Bureau of Investigations and the Imperial Coast Guard. The Imperial Coast Guard is tasked with intercepting illegal drug transports and floating drug labs at sea. The Empire has singed of on a decree that any floating druglab in international waters that imports its illegal drugs into the empire is subject to Imperial laws on drugs and can be boarded at any time.
The Empires Economy is very strong which is moslty due to its main export products Oil and Gold. In the last couple of years the prices for Oil and Gold have quadrupled on the open markets benefiting the entire economy.
With projections of prices rising even higher and reserves being more than adequat to keep production at an even higher level then it is now the Empire expects to see the economy grow even further. To stimulate the economies growth the government decided that it will subsidize expansion of production facilities up to 25% of the total investment companies have to make.
The Empire imports many different resources from all over the planet these products include: Aluminum, Coal, Fish, Gems, Iron, Lead, Lumber, Marble, Rubber and Silver. These resources are then used for the production of export goods, consumer goods or consumed directly.
The Empire exports it's main resources crude oil and gold, Additionally the Empire holds the largest processing facilities for crude oil. Many nations and companies on the planet also import processed fuels from the Empire in an attempt to keep costs low.
The Empire also exports goods that are produced within the empire itself and exported: Automobiles, Steel, Fine Jewelry, Microchips, Asphalt and Radiation Cleanup equipment.
Several Corporations have called the Empire their home country and have their headquarters based in her provinces. Some of these Corporations and multinationals are government controlled others are under private control and others are subsidairies of government controlled companies. Among the government controlled Corporations is The Imperial Corporation which is a holding for many Imperial companies among these are:
- Imperial Transports: which is the main company for government controled passenger and cargo companies like: Imperial airlines, Imperial public transit, Imperial shipping and Imperial Railways.
- Imperial Minerals: Which is the main company for government controled oil and mining companies which includes: Imperial Oil, Imperial Gas and Imperial Mining.
- Imperial Finance: Which is the main company for government controled financial companies which include: The Bank of Imperia and Imperial Insurances.
- Imperial Industries: Which is the main company for government controled procution companies like military factories, refineries etc.
The Empire also is the home country for many large and well known companies which include among others:
- A. P. Moller-Maersk Group - Transportation
- Aegon N.V. - Insurance
- Allianz AG - Financial services
- Arcelor Mittal - Steel
- AXA Group - Financial services
- BASF AG - Chemical industry
- BMW AG - Automotive
- British Petroleum - Oil and gas
- Carrefour SA - Retailing
- Daimler AG - Automotive
- Deutsche Bahn AG - Transportation
- Deutsche Telekom AG - Telecommunications
- Deutsche Post AG - Courier
- Dexia - Banking
- E.ON AG - Electricity; gas
- Eni S.p.A. - Oil and gas
- European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. - Aerospace
- Fortis - Financial services
- FutureTech - Conglomerate
- ING Group N.V. - Financial services
- Koninklijke Ahold N.V. - Retailing
- Metro AG - Retailing
- Mulder International Group - Conglomerate
- Nestlé S.A. - Food processing
- Nokia - Telecommunications
- Royal Dutch Shell - Oil and gas
- RWE AG - Public utilities
- Saint-Gobain SA - Construction
- Siemens AG - Conglomerate
- Telefónica S.A. - Telecommunications
- Total S.A. - Oil and gas
- ThyssenKrupp AG - Conglomerate
- Unilever - Consumer goods
- Universal Exports - Transportation
- Vodafone - Telecommunications
- Volkswagen AG - Automotive
Some of these companies were government owned when the Empire took over their nations or the joined the empire. These companies have been allowed to maintain the names they had even if these names were the names of their former nations. The government controlled companies have been continued as Imperial government subsidairies when the Emperor found it far to expensive to rename each and every company.
Foreign Affairs Edit
The Empire holds extensive foreign affairs with its trade partners, its tech sellers and its allies. It is also part of the Green Protection Agency.
It is also considering the opening an air force base in a foreign country and allowing a foreign air force base to be built on their soil. To be more effective in deploying its military in joint operations and providing support on deployments.
The Empire is also considering setting up a joint military transportation command (JMTC) to provide more effective support for transporting its own and allied troops. The JMTC will encompass part of the air forces cargo planes and the navies transport ships.
When a large nation is attacking a weaker nation the Empire will not jump into the war it prefers to remain neutral. The Empire is part of the Green Protection agency and will defend its allies at all costs.
When disaster strikes the empire will provide any assistance to a nation. The Empire will not only provide monetary assistance or the Empire will provide direct relief through its military.
The Empire will not trade with nations that are known around the world for their terrible treatment of citizens and for poor inhuman actions against others.
Since the Empire has declared its independence it has been part of the Green Protection Agency.
The Empire has fought in the war on peace where the orders attacked the Green Protection Agency for multiple incidents where neutrality came under fire.
The Empire lost more than 800.000 soldiers in that war but did not surrender before the Green Protection Agency did. After serving the peace term the Green Protection Agency is sovereign again and the Empire is proud to have fought along side nations that stood and fought for what they believed in.
The Imperial Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the TIGER Empire. The Imperial military was first formed during the formation of the Empire and esthablised permanently after attacks from tech raiders.
Its component branches are:
- Imperial Army
- Imperial Navy
- Imperial Air Force
- Imperial Marine Corps
- Imperial Coast Guard
The Imperial military relies on its highly trained militairy personnel to wield it's cutting edge weaponry.
The Imperial Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities ... in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies."
It is the largest, and by some standards, the oldest established branch of the armed forces of the TIGER Empire. Like all armies, it has the primary responsibility for land-based military operations.
The primary individual weapons of the Army are the M16 series assault rifle and its compact variant, the M4 carbine, which is slowly replacing selected M16 series rifles in some units and is primarily used by infantry, Ranger, and Special Operations forces. Optionally the M9 bayonet can be attached to either variant for close-quarters fighting. The 40 mm M203 grenade launcher can also be attached for additional firepower. Soldiers whose duties require a more compact weapon, such as combat vehicle crew members, staff officers, and military police, are issued a sidearm in lieu of (or in addition to) a rifle. The most common sidearm in the Imperial Army is the 9 mm M9 pistol which is issued to the majority of combat and support units. Other, less commonly issued sidearms include the M11, used by Special Agents of the CID, and the MK23, used by some Army Special Forces units.
In addition to these basic rifles and sidearms, many combat units' arsenals are supplemented with a variety of specialized weapons, including the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) light machine-gun, to provide suppressive fire at the fire-team level, the M1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun or the Mossberg 590 Shotgun for door breaching and close-quarters combat, the M14 Rifle for long-range marksmen, and the M107 Long Range Sniper Rifle, the M24 Sniper Weapon System, or the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle for snipers. Hand grenades, such as the M67 fragmentation grenade and M18 smoke grenade, are also used by combat troops.
Crew-served weapon systemsEdit
The Army employs various crew-served weapons (so named because they are operated by two or more soldiers in order to transport items such as spare barrels, tripods, base plates, and extra ammunition) to provide heavy firepower at ranges exceeding that of individual weapons. The M240 is the Army's standard medium general-purpose machine gun. The M240 (left-hand feed) and M240C (right-hand feed) variants are used as coaxial machine guns on the M1 Abrams tank and the M2 Bradley IFV, respectively; the M240B is the infantry variant and can be fired from a bipod or tripod if carried by hand, or employed from a pintle mount atop a vehicle. The M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun has been in use since 1932 in a variety of roles, from infantry support to air defense. The M2 is also the primary weapon on most Stryker ACV variants and the secondary weapon system on the M1 Abrams tank. The MK 19 40 mm grenade machine gun is mainly used by motorized units, such as Stryker Brigades, HMMWV-mounted cavalry scouts, and Military Police. It is commonly employed in a complementary role to the M2.
The Army uses three types of mortar for indirect fire support when heavier artillery may not be appropriate or available. The smallest of these is the 60 mm M224, normally assigned at the infantry company level. At the next higher echelon, infantry battalions are typically supported by a section of 81 mm M252 mortars. The largest mortar in the Army's inventory is the 120 mm M120/M121, usually employed by mechanized battalions, Stryker units, and cavalry troops because its size and weight require it to be transported in a tracked carrier or towed behind a truck.
The Imperial Army spends a sizable portion of its military budget to maintain a diverse inventory of vehicles. The Imperial Army maintains the highest vehicle-to-soldier ratio in the world.
The Army's most common vehicle is the HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle), which is capable of serving as a cargo/troop carrier, weapons platform, and ambulance, among many other roles. The M1A2 Abrams and the Merkava Mark IV are the Army's primary main battle tanks, while the M2A3 Bradley is the standard infantry fighting vehicle. Other vehicles include the M3A3 cavalry fighting vehicle, the Stryker, and the M113 armored personnel carrier.
The Army's principal artillery weapons are the M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer and the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), both mounted on tracked platforms and assigned to heavy mechanized units. Fire support for light infantry units is provided by towed howitzers, including the 105 mm M119A1 and the 155 mm M777 (which will replace the M198).
While the Imperial Army operates a few fixed-wing aircraft, it mainly operates several types of rotary-wing aircraft. These include the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance/light attack helicopter, the UH-60 Black Hawk utility tactical transport helicopter, and the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift transport helicopter.
The Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, also known as the "Nightstalkers", operates the MH-6/AH-6 small assault/attack helicopters, as well as highly-modified versions of the Black Hawk and Chinook, primarily in support of Imperial Army Special Operations Forces, but also those of the other Imperial armed forces.
Merkava Mark IV main battle tankEdit
The Mark IV is the latest generation of the Merkava this new model has a more robust fire-control system, the Knight Mark 4. The Mark IV has improved armor on all sides, including the top and underbelly, and is optimized for urban combat. The underside of the tank is reinforced with a modular, removable "belly armour pack." Ammunition is stored in individual fire-proof canisters which reduce the chance of tank rounds cooking-off in the case of a fire inside the tank. As a result, the turret is classified as "dry", meaning that no active rounds are stored above the turret line. Some features, such as hull shaping, exterior non-reflective paints, and shielding for engine heat plumes mixing with air particles to confuse enemy thermal imagers, were carried over from Air Force to reduce the battlefield signature of the Merkava series tanks. The Mark IV includes the larger 120 millimeter main gun of the previous versions but is capable of firing a wider variety of ammunition, including HEAT and sabot rounds like the APFSDS kinetic energy penetrator, using an electrical semi-automatic revolving magazine for 10 rounds. It also includes the incorporation of a much larger 12.7 mm machine gun for anti-vehicle operations (most commonly used against technicals).
M1A2 Abrams main battle tankEdit
The M1A2 Abrams include depleted uranium armor a digital enhancement package, a commonality program to standardize parts between the Army and the Marine Corps and an electronic upgrade. The main armament of the M1A2 is the M256A1 120 mm smoothbore gun, The M256A1 fires a variety of rounds. The M829A2 was developed specifically to address the threats posed by tanks equipped with kontakt-5 Explosive Reactive Armor. It also fires HEAT shaped charge rounds, the latest version of which incorporates a sophisticated multi-mode electronic sensing fuse and more fragmentation which allows it to be used effectively against armored vehicles, personnel, and low-flying aircraft. Unlike the tanks it was designed to go up against, the Abrams uses a manual loader rather than an automatic device, due to the belief that having a person reload the gun is faster and more reliable. This decision was proven out as the automatic loading system proved troublesome. Also important in the decision to use a crew member instead of an automatic loader during the development was the fact that autoloaders of the day did not allow for separate ammunition storage in the turret.
The Abrams tank has three machine guns:
A .50 cal. M2 machine gun in front of the commander's hatch, a 7.62 mm M240 machine gun in front of the loader's hatch on a skate mount and a second 7.62 mm M240 machine gun in a coaxial mount. The coaxial MG is aimed and fired with the same computer fire control system used for the main gun. The Abrams is equipped with a ballistic fire-control computer that uses data from a variety of sources, including the thermal or daylight Gunner's Primary Sight (GPS), all computing and displaying one of three components of the ballistic solution - lead angle, ammunition type, and range to the target. These three components are determined using a laser rangefinder, crosswind sensor, a pendulum static cant sensor, data on the ammunition type, tank-specific boresight alignment data, ammunition temperature, air temperature, barometric pressure, a muzzle reference sensor (MRS) that determines and compensates for barrel droop at the muzzle due to gravitational pull and barrel heating due to firing or sunlight, and target speed determined by tracking rate tachometers in the Gunner's or Commander's Controls Handles allowing for target speed input into the ballistic solution.
Training in the Imperial Army is generally divided into two categories - individual and collective.
Individual training for enlisted soldiers usually consists of 14 weeks for those who hope to hold the MOS, 11B (Infantryman). Other combat MOSs consist of similar training length. Support and other MOS hopefuls attend nine weeks of Basic Combat Training followed by Advanced Individual Training in their primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) at any of the numerous MOS training facilities around the country. For officers this training includes pre-commissioning training. After commissioning, officers undergo six weeks of training at the Basic Officer Leaders Course, Phase II, followed by their branch specific training at the Basic Officer Leaders Course, Phase III (formerly called Officer Basic Course) which varies in time and location based on their future jobs.
Collective training takes place both at the unit's assigned station, but the most intensive collective training takes place at the three Combat Training Centers (CTC); the National Training Center (NTC), the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), and the Combined Maneuver Training Center (CMTC).
On July 7, 2008 The Imperial Senate gave the order for a report to research the effects on a navy both military and economicly. The report was presented on July 8, 2008 after which the Imperial Senate on July 9, 2008 decided that funds for the forming of the Imperial Navy would be granted.
The Imperial Navy is the branch of the Imperial armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations.
Commercial shipyards and drydocks would be used for the construction of the ships. At least until the Navy had her own Naval yards, shipyards and drydocks.
The Imperial Senate allowed the navy to initially buy 2 frigates to supplement the Coast Guards Corvettes on coastal patrol and provide support for allied nations and navies.
On July 9, 2008 the Navy orderd 2 Frigates and a destroyer expected to be delivered on July 11, 2008 on July 10, 2008 all three ships were deliverd and the Navy placed additional orders to acquire more ships.
Fleets in the Imperial Navy carries out military operations independently, and trains and maintains naval units that will subsequently be provided for the operations. While not widely publicized, groups of ships departing Imperial waters for operational missions gain a Task force type designation. On entry into another numbered fleet's area of responsibility, they are redesignated as a task group from that fleet.
Shore establishment commands exist to support the mission of the afloat fleets through the use of facilities on land. Focusing on logistics and combat-readiness, they are essential for the full, smooth, and continuous operation of operating forces. The variety of commands reflect the complexity of the modern Navy and range from naval intelligence to personnel training to maintaining repair facilities. Two of the major logistics and repair commands are Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Air Systems Command. Other commands such as the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Imperial Naval Observatory, and the Navy War College are focused on intelligence and strategy. Training commands include the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center and the Imperial Naval Academy.
The Navy maintains several "Naval Forces Commands" which operate naval shore facilities and serve as liaison units to local ground forces of the Air Force and Army. Such commands are answerable to a Fleet Commander as the shore protector component of the afloat command. During times of war, all Naval Forces Commands augment to become task forces of a primary fleet.
Military Sealift CommandEdit
Military Sealift Command (MSC) serves not only the Imperial Navy, but the entire Department of Defense as the ocean carrier of materiel during peacetime and war. It transports equipment, fuel, ammunition, and other goods essential to the smooth function of Imperial armed forces worldwide. Up to 95% of all supplies needed to sustain the Imperial military can be moved by Military Sealift Command. MSC operates ships that are manned not by active duty Navy personnel, but by civil service or contract merchant mariners.
Imperial Naval Special Warfare Command is the Naval component to the Imperial Special Operations Command. Naval Special Warfare Command provides vision, leadership, doctrinal guidance, resources and oversight to ensure component maritime special operations forces are ready to meet the operational requirements of combatant commanders. The NSW has active-duty personnel, including ORCAs and special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen.
Relationships with other service branchesEdit
Imperial Marine CorpsEdit
Historically, the Navy has enjoyed a unique relationship with the Marine Corps (IMC), partly because they both specialize in seaborne operations. At the very top level of civilian organization, the IMC is part of the Department of the Navy and reports to the Secretary of the Navy. However, it is considered to be a distinct, separate service branch and not a subset of the Navy; the highest ranking Marine officer, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, does not report to a Navy officer. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients are awarded the Navy variant and Marines are eligible to receive the Navy Cross. The Imperial Naval Academy trains Marine Corps commissioned officers while Navy officers undergo instruction by Marine NCO Drill Instructors, in addition to their normal Recruit Division Commander.
The relationship extends to the operational theater as well. As amphibious assault specialists, Marines often deploy on and attack from Navy vessels; while being transported on a Navy ship, they must obey the orders of its captain. Marine strike-fighter air squadrons operate alongside Navy strike-fighter air squadrons from aircraft carriers, though they frequently have distinct missions and rarely fly sorties together; except to directly support Marine ground troops. Other types of Marine air squadrons operate from amphibious assault ships in support of Marine amphibious operations. The IMC does not train chaplains, Religious Programs Specialists and Hospital Corpsmen or medical doctors; thus officers and enlisted sailors from the Navy fulfill these roles. They generally wear Marine uniforms that are emblazoned with Navy insignia and markings to distinguish themselves from Marines. Corpsmen, Religious Program Specialists, and chaplains enjoy a great sense of camaraderie with the Marines due in part because they work closely with them and often are embedded with Marine units. They operate under the command of the Marine Corps under the auspices of the Fleet Marine Force, often called "green side" corpsman.
The Navy and Marine Corps also share many aspects of naval culture, to include naval terminology (slang and jargon), as well as many traditions.
Imperial Coast GuardEdit
The Imperial Coast Guard fulfills law enforcement in naval operations. It provides Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETs) to Navy vessels, where they perform arrests and other law enforcement duties during Navy boarding and interdiction missions. In times of war, or when directed by the Emperor, the Coast Guard operates as a service in the Navy and is subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy until it is transferred back to the Department of Homeland Security. At other times, Coast Guard Port Security Units are sent overseas to guard the security of ports and other assets. The Coast Guard also jointly staffs the Navy's Naval Coastal Warfare Groups and Squadrons, which oversee defense efforts in foreign littoral combat and inshore areas.
Due to their ability to put most nations within striking distance of Imperial air power, aircraft carriers are the cornerstones of the Imperials’ forward deployment and deterrence strategy. Multiple carriers are deployed around the world at any given time to provide military presence, respond quickly to crises, and participate in joint exercises with allied forces; The power and operational flexibility of a carrier lie in the aircraft of its carrier air wing. Made up of both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, a carrier air wing is able to perform over 150 strike missions, hitting over 700 targets a day. Carrier air wings also protect friendly forces, conduct electronic warfare, assist in special operations, and carry out search and rescue missions. The carriers themselves, in addition to enabling airborne operations, serve as command platforms for large battle groups or multinational task forces.
A carrier is typically deployed along with a host of additional vessels, forming a carrier strike group. The supporting ships, which usually include three or four Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers, a frigate, and two attack submarines, are tasked with protecting the carrier from air, missile, sea, and undersea threats as well as providing additional strike capabilities themselves. Ready logistics support for the group is provided by a combined ammunition, oiler, and supply ship.
Imperial class aircraft carriers (CVN):
- INS Imperia (CVN-1)
- INS TIGER (CVN-2)
- INS Nimrod (CVN-3)
- INS Aries (CVN-4)
- INS Leo (CVN-5)
- INS Virgo (CVN-6)
- INS Taurus (CVN-7)
- INS Libra (CVN-8)
Amphibious warfare vesselsEdit
Amphibious assault ships are the centerpieces of amphibious warfare and fulfill the same power projection role as aircraft carriers except that their striking force comprises land forces instead of aircraft. They deliver, command, coordinate, and fully support all elements of a 2200-strong Marine Expeditionary Unit in an amphibious assault using air and amphibious vehicles. Resembling small aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships are capable of V/STOL, STOVL, VTOL, tiltrotor, and rotary wing aircraft operations. They also contain a welldeck to support the use of Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) and other amphibious assault watercraft. Recently, amphibious assault ships have begun to be deployed as the core of an expeditionary strike group, which usually consists of an additional amphibious transport dock and dock landing ship for amphibious warfare and an Aegis-equipped cruiser and destroyer, frigate, and attack submarine for group defense.
GPA class amphibious warfare vessels (LHD):
- INS Dennis_k (LHD-1)
- INS Storvick (LHD-2)
- INS CorSaiR (LHD-3)
- INS oldbandit (LHD-4)
- INS banditking (LHD-5)
- INS Rooman33 (LHD-6)
- INS patjenn (LHD-7)
- INS Emperor Fu (LHD-8)
- INS Duke Phillips (LHD-9)
- INS Badbrownies (LHD-10)
- INS Helga von Lichtenstein (LHD-11)
- INS shankus maximus (LHD-12)
Imperial battleships are designed to engage other capital ships in open sea warfare, battleships were the Navy's largest and most important vessels. The rise of aircraft carriers led to the declining importance of battleships and the Navy relegated them to the roles of fire support and escort. Following a long period of inactivity, the battleships were recommissioned to augment the Navy's size and were upgraded with cruise missile capability. The new battleships have been equipped with the development of the AN/SPY-1 phased array radar and the Standard Missile 2 with the Aegis combat system coordinating the two to counter the anti-ship missile threat facing the Navy. Later developments of vertical launch systems and the Tomahawk missile gave battleships additional long-range land and sea strike capability in addition to their main guns, making them capable of both offensive and defensive battle operations.
The Leviathan class battleships are among the most heavily armed ships the Empire ever put to sea. The main battery of 16-inch (406 mm) guns can hit targets nearly 50 miles away with a variety of artillery shells, from standard armor piercing rounds to tactical nuclear charges. The secondary battery of 5-inch (127 mm) guns can hit targets nearly 20 miles away with solid projectiles or proximity fused shells, and are equally adept in an anti-aircraft role and for damaging smaller ships. These battleships carried a fearsome array of 20 mm and 40 mm anti-aircraft guns, which have been gradually replaced with Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles, Phalanx anti-aircraft/anti-missile gatling gun systems, and electronic warfare suites. The Leviathan class battleships have set a new record for battleship weaponry: No other battleship class in history has had so many weapons at its disposal for use against an opponent.
Leviathan class Battleships (BB):
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Cruisers are large surface combat vessels that conduct anti-air/anti-missile warfare, surface warfare, undersea warfare, and strike operations independently or as members of a larger task force. Modern guided missile cruisers were developed out of a need to counter the anti-ship missile threat facing the Navy. This led to the development of the AN/SPY-1 phased array radar and the Standard Missile 2 with the Aegis combat system coordinating the two. Ticonderoga class cruisers became the first to equip Aegis and were put to use primarily as anti-air and anti-missile defense in a battle force protection role. Later developments of vertical launch systems and the Tomahawk missile gave cruisers additional long-range land and sea strike capability, making them capable of both offensive and defensive battle operations.
Ticonderoga class guided missile cruisers (CG):
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Destroyers are multi-mission medium surface ships capable of sustained performance in anti-air, anti-submarine, anti-ship, and offensive strike operations. Like cruisers, the guided missile destroyers of the Navy are primarily focused on surface strikes using Tomahawk missiles and fleet defense through Aegis and the Standard missile. Destroyers additionally specialize in anti-submarine warfare and are equipped with VLA rockets and LAMPS Mk III Sea Hawk helicopters to deal with underwater threats. When deployed with a carrier strike group or expeditionary strike group, destroyers and their fellow Aegis-equipped cruisers are primarily tasked with defending the fleet while providing secondary strike capabilities.
Reptile class guided missile destroyers (DDG):
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Frigates mainly perform undersea warfare and provide armed escort for supply convoys and merchant shipping. They are designed to protect friendly ships against hostile submarines in low to medium threat environments using torpedoes and LAMPS helicopters. Some Frigates are also able to launch Standard missiles to supply limited protection against anti-ship missiles. Independently, frigates are able to conduct counterdrug missions and other maritime interception operations. The
Phoenix class guided missile frigate (FFG):
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The primary missions of submarines in the Navy are peacetime engagement, surveillance and intelligence, special operations, precision strikes, battlegroup operations, and denial of the seas. The Navy operates two types: ballistic submarines and attack submarines. Ballistic submarines have only one mission: to carry and launch nuclear missiles. Attack submarines have several tactical missions, including sinking ships and subs, launching cruise missiles, gathering intelligence, and assisting in special operations.
Shark class ballistic missile submarines (SSBN):
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Dolphin class attack submarines (SSN):
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Carrier-based aircraft are able to strike air, sea, and land targets far from a carrier strike group while protecting friendly forces from enemy aircraft, ships, and submarines. In peacetime, aircraft's ability to project the threat of sustained attack from a mobile platform on the seas gives the Emperor significant diplomatic and crisis-management options. Aircraft additionally provide logistics support to maintain the Navy’s readiness and, through helicopters, supply platforms with which to conduct search and rescue, special operations, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and anti-surface warfare (ASuW).
The Navy was considering the F-35C and the F-22C as their prime Carrier based aircraft. This was a joint air force naval project. with the Air force ordering the aircraft and the Navy operating them.
On July 9, 2008 the Navy announced that its new multirole carrier based aircraft will be the F/A-22C Sea Raptor it being a modified version of the combat worthy proven F-22 fighter the Air force uses. The Sea Raptor will feature a reinforced air frame to cope with the stress of carrier landings and take-offs. Its variable geometry wings will give the optimum lift-to-drag ratio for all speeds.
Imperial Air ForceEdit
The Imperial Air Force (IAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the armed forces of the Empire. Initially born as the Imperial Army Air Corps, the IAF was formed as a separate branch of the military. It was the last branch of the Imperial military to be formed.
The IAF is the largest, most technologically advanced air force in the world, with aircraft in service in three branches (IAF; Air National Guard; and Air Force Reserve) it uses Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, Air-Launched Cruise Missiles and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles;
Not all of the Imperial military combat aircraft are operated by the IAF. The Army operates its own helicopters, mostly for support of ground combatants; it as well maintains a small fleet of fixed wing aircraft (mostly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). The Navy is responsible for a multitude of aircraft, including integrated air wing combat aircraft operating aboard its aircraft carriers and also many maritime patrol and transport aircraft stationed at multiple Naval air stations around the world. The Marine Corps operates its own combat and transport aircraft in support of its ground mission and often in conjunction with Naval Aviation. The Coast Guard also maintains transport and search-and-rescue aircraft (SARA), which may be used in a combat and law enforcement role. All branches of the military operate helicopters.
In general the Imperial Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations. The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war.
to preserve the peace and security, and provide for the defense, of the Empire, the Territories, Commonwealths, and possessions, and any areas occupied by the Empire; to support national policy; to implement national objectives; to overcome any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the Empire. 3. The stated mission of the IAF today is to "deliver sovereign options for the defense of the TIGER Empire and its global interests — to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace".
Search and rescue The Imperial Search and Rescue Plan designates the Imperial Coast Guard as the federal agency responsible for maritime search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, and the Imperial Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol responsible for inland SAR. Both agencies maintain rescue coordination centers to coordinate this effort.
The Empire operates a huge amount of support aircraft like the E-3 Sentry, C-5, C-17, KC-135 among others for duties as aerial refulling, transportation and surveillance.
With the Air force being a primarily defensive force the most operated aircraft are the F-22 Raptor, F/B-22 Strike Raptor and the TU-160 Blackjack.
The F-22 Raptor is a fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It is primarily an air superiority fighter, but has multiple capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. The Imperial Air Force considers the F-22 a critical component of the strike force.
The F-22 is a fifth-generation fighter that is considered a fourth-generation stealth aircraft by the IAF. Its dual afterburning Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofans incorporate thrust vectoring, but in the pitch axis only, with a range of ±20 degrees. The maximum thrust is classified, though most sources place it at about 35,000 lbf (156 kN) per engine. Maximum speed, without external weapons, is estimated to be Mach 1.72 in supercruise mode. With afterburners, it is "greater than Mach 2.0" (1,317 mph, 2,120 km/h), according to Lockheed Martin; however, the Raptor can easily exceed its design speed limits, particularly at low altitudes, with max-speed alerts to help prevent the pilot from exceeding them. It is rumored that the F-22 has a top speed greater than 1,600 mph (Mach 2.42) and its climb rate is faster than the F-15 Eagle due to advances in engine technology, despite the F-15's thrust-to-weight ratio of about 1.2:1, with the F-22 having a ratio closer to 1:1. The Imperial Air Force claims that the F-22A cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter.
The F-22 is highly maneuverable, at both supersonic and subsonic speeds. It is extremely departure-resistant, enabling it to remain controllable at extreme pilot inputs. The F-22's thrust vectoring nozzles allow the aircraft to turn tightly, and perform extremely high alpha (angle of attack) maneuvers such as the Herbst maneuver (or J-turn), Pugachev's Cobra, and the Kulbit, though the J-Turn is more useful in combat. The F-22 is also capable of maintaining a constant angle of attack of over 60°, yet still having some control of roll. During exercises, F-22 pilots demonstrated that cruise altitude has a significant effect on combat performance, and routinely attributed their altitude advantage as a major factor in achieving an unblemished kill ratio against other fighters and 4th/4.5th generation fighters.
F/B-22 Strike RaptorEdit
The F/B-22 Strike Raptor is a multirole fighter aircraft based on the design of the F-22 Raptor. Its primairy mission is to provide close support for ground forces more effectively then the F-22 Raptor which was designed to be an air superiority fighter.
It characteristics and performance are the same as the F-22 Raptor with the only difference being a larger cargo hold and delta wing to provide more lift for its heavier payloads and lower speeds. It is considered to be one of the most effective fighter bombers.
The Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack is a supersonic, variable-geometry heavy bomber designed by the TIGER Empire. Similar to the B-1 Lancer but with far greater speed, range and payload, it is the heaviest combat aircraft ever built.
It was the last Imperial strategic bomber designed, but production of the aircraft still continues, with large numbers currently in service with the Imperial Air Force.
Its pilots call the Tu-160 the “White Swan”, due to the surprising maneuverability and antiflash white finish of the aircraft.
A cruise missile is a guided missile that carries an explosive payload and uses a lifting wing and a propulsion system, usually a jet engine, to allow sustained flight; it is essentially a flying bomb.
Cruise missiles are generally designed to carry a large conventional or nuclear warhead many hundreds of miles with high accuracy. Modern cruise missiles can travel at supersonic or high subsonic speeds, are self-navigating, and fly on a non-ballistic very low altitude trajectory in order to avoid radar detection. In general (and for the purposes of this article), cruise missiles are distinct from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in that they are used only as weapons and not for reconnaissance, the warhead is integrated into the vehicle, and the vehicle is always sacrificed in the mission.
An enemy force would have to counterattack each of the missiles, making defense against them costly and complicated. The enemy's defenses are further hampered by the missiles' small size and low-altitude flight capability, which makes them difficult to detect on radar.
The Empire uses two different types of cruise missiles:
AGM-86 ALCM The Boeing AGM-86 ALCM (AGM-86B and AGM-86C) is an Imperial subsonic air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) operated by the Imperial Air Force. The missiles were developed to be used on aircrafts so that they would not have to enter hostile air space.
BGM-109 Tomahawk The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. It was designed as a medium- to long-range, low-altitude missile that could be launched from a submerged submarine. The Imperial navy employs this type of cruise missles as their cruise missles.
Intercontinental Ballistic MissilesEdit
An intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, is a long-range ballistic missile typically designed for nuclear weapons delivery, that is, delivering one or more nuclear warheads. Due to their great range and firepower, in an all-out nuclear war, submarine and land-based ICBMs would carry most of the destructive force, with nuclear-armed bombers the remainder.
ICBMs are differentiated by having greater range and speed than other ballistic missiles: intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs), short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs), and the newly-named theatre ballistic missiles. Categorizing missiles by range is necessarily subjective and the boundaries are chosen somewhat arbitrarily, and so exact boundaries between range classes are not (and never can be) authoritative except within a community which has agreed to a set of definitions.
The Empire used to carry several nuclear weapons until the war on peace in which they were destroyed and the Empire was not allowed to buy new ones per the terms of surrender. At this time the Empire is considering the possibility of acquiring new nuclear weapons this is a highly sensetive subject in the senate with neihter the ruling nore the opposing parties having a complete majority of votes. Recent developments have tipped the balance in votes in favor of the pro-nuclear parties. After the vote in the Imperial Senate to change the Empires stand on nuclear weapons into a pro-nuclear policy. In February 2009 the Emperor himself signed of on the development of nuclear weapons a week later this was followed by the Empires first nuclear missle.
Imperial Marine CorpsEdit
The Imperial Marine Corps (IMC) is a branch of the Imperial armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea, often working closely with Naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes. The Marine Corps has mostly been used as the initial strike force and occupational force to be later on relieved by the army for long term occupation.
The basic infantry weapon of the Marine Corps is the M16 assault rifle family, with a majority of Marines being equipped with the M16A2 or M16A4 service rifles, or more recently the M4 carbine—a compact variant. Suppressive fire is provided by the M249 SAW and M240G machine guns, at the squad and company levels respectively. In addition, indirect fire is provided by the M203 grenade launcher in fireteams, M224 60 mm mortar in companies, and M252 81 mm mortar in battalions. The M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun and MK19 automatic grenade launcher (40 mm) are available for use by dismounted infantry, though they are more commonly vehicle-mounted. Precision fire is provided by the IMC Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) and M40A3 sniper rifle.
The Marine Corps utilizes a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an offensive and defensive anti-armor capability. The SMAW and AT4 are unguided rockets that can destroy armor and fixed defenses (e.g. bunkers) at ranges up to 500 meters. The Predator SRAW, FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW are anti-tank guided missiles. The Javelin can utilize top-attack profiles to avoid heavy frontal armor. The Predator is a short-range fire-and-forget weapon; the Javelin and TOW are heavier missiles effective past 2,000 meters that give infantry an offensive capability against armor.
The Corps operates the same High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank as does the Army. However, for its specific needs, the Corps uses a number of unique vehicles. The LAV 25 is a dedicated wheeled armored personnel carrier used to provide strategic mobility. Amphibious capability is provided by the AAV-7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle, an armored tractor that doubles as an armored personnel carrier. Somewhat dated, it will eventually be replaced by the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, a markedly faster tractor that incorporates superior armor and weaponry. The threat of land mines and improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan has also seen the Corps begin purchasing Cougar and Buffalo heavy armored vehicles that can better withstand the effects of these weapons as part of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program. The Marine Corps has ordered International MaxxPro MRAP vehicles though some of these vehicles will probably be used by other branches of the Armed Forces. The Marine Corps hopes to use MRAP vehicles to replace all HMMWVs on patrol "outside the wire" in Iraq.
The Marines operated exclusively tube artillery—the M198 155 mm howitzer, now being replaced by the M777 155 mm howitzer. The Corps expanded its artillery composition to include the High Mobility Artillery rocket system (HIMARS), a truck-mounted rocket artillery system. Both are capable of firing guided munitions.
The organic aviation capability of the Marine Corps is essential to its mission. The Corps operates both rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft mainly to provide assault support and close air support to its ground forces. However, other aircraft types are also used in a variety of support and special-purpose roles.
The Marine light attack helicopter squadrons (HMLA) are composite squadrons of AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Hueys, as the airframes have over 80% commonality. Both are slated to be replaced by the AH-1Z Viper and the UH-1Y Venom. These provide light-attack and light transport capabilities. Marine medium helicopter (HMM) squadrons fly the CH-46E Sea Knight and CH-53D Sea Stallion medium-lift transport helicopters. They are converting to the V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft with superior range and speed, and are being re-named as "Marine medium tilt-rotor" (VMM) squadrons. Marine heavy helicopter (HMH) squadrons fly the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for heavy-lift missions. These will eventually be replaced with the upgraded CH-53K, currently under development.
Marine attack squadrons (VMA) fly the F-35B Lightning II; while Marine Fighter-Attack (VMFA) and Marine (All Weather) Fighter-Attack (VMFA(AW)) squadrons, both fly the F/A-22C Sea Raptor aircraft. The F-35 Lightning II is a STOVL aircraft that can operate from amphibious assault ships, land air bases and short, expeditionary airfields. The F/A-22C can only be flown from land or aircraft carriers.
In addition, the Corps operates its own organic electronic warfare (EW) and aerial refueling assets in the form of the EA-6B Prowler and KC-130 Hercules. In Marine transport refuelling (VMGR) squadrons, the Hercules doubles as a ground refueller and tactical-airlift transport aircraft. Serving in Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare (VMAQ) Squadrons, the Prowler is the only active tactical electronic warfare aircraft left in the inventory. It has been labeled a "national asset" and is frequently borrowed to assist in any Imperial combat action, not just Marine operations. Since the retirement of the Air Force's own EW aircraft, the EF-111 Raven; Marine Corps Prowlers, along with those of the Navy, also provide electronic warfare support to Air Force aircraft.
The Marines also operate two Marine unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadrons (VMU), with the RQ-7 Shadow UAV for tactical reconnaissance. These squadrons also fly the Boeing Scan Eagle and have recently retired the RQ-2 Pioneer.
Imperial Coast GuardEdit
The Imperial Coast Guard (ICG) is a branch of the armed forces. In addition to being a military branch at all times, it is unique among the armed forces in that it is also a maritime law enforcement agency (with jurisdiction both domestically and in international waters) and a federal regulatory agency. It is an agency of theImperial Department of Homeland Security.
As one of the five armed forces and the smallest armed service of the Empire, its stated mission is to protect the public, the environment, and the Imperial economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and the Empires coasts, ports, and inland waterways.
The Coast Guard has a broad and important role in homeland security, law enforcement, search and rescue, marine environmental pollution response, and the maintenance of river, intracoastal and offshore aids to navigation (ATON). While most military services are either at war or training for war, the Coast Guard is deployed every day. When not in war, the Coast Guard has duties that include maritime law enforcement, maintaining aids to navigation, marine safety, and both military and civilian search and rescue—all in addition to its typical homeland security and military duties, such as port security.
The service's decentralized organization and readiness for missions that can occur at any time on any day, is often lauded for making it highly effective, extremely agile and very adaptable in a broad range of emergencies.
The Coast Guard's has participated in every conflict from its founding through to today, including multiple roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Maritime interception operations, coastal security, transportation security, and law enforcement detachments are its major roles in Iraq.
The corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, originally smaller than a frigate and larger than a coastal patrol craft, although many recent designs resemble frigates in size and role. Almost all modern navies use ships smaller than frigates for coastal duty, but not all of them use the term corvette.
The corvettes the Coast Guard uses are all owned by the Imperial navy. The ships are armed and mainly used for coastal patrol or armed interventions.
These ships are classified as Rotterdam class corvettes which are named after coastal and harbour cities.
Rotterdam class corvette (PG):
- ICG Rotterdam (PG-1)
- ICG Amsterdam (PG-2)
- ICG Antwerp (PG-3)
- ICG Hamburg (PG-4)
- ICG Southampton (PG-5)
- ICG Liverpool (PG-6)
- ICG Venice (PG-7)
- ICG Porto (PG-8)
- ICG Valencia (PG-9)
- ICG Marseilles (PG-10)
- ICG Den Helder (PG-11)
- ICG Göteborg (PG-12)
- Polar-class icebreaker
- High Endurance Cutter
- Medium Endurance Cutter
- Seagoing Buoy Tender
- 110′ Island Class Cutter
- National Security Cutter
- Fast Response Cutter
- Offshore Patrol Cutter
- Arctic Survey Boat
- Motor Life Boat
- Utility Boat
- Deployable Pursuit Boat
- Aids to Navigation Boats
- Transportable Port Security Boat
- Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
- ICG Short Range Prosecutor
- ICG Long Range Interceptor
- ICG Defender
- Response boat-medium
- ICG Coastal Patrol Boat
- Harbour Patrol Boat
Coast Guardsmen on patrol were armed with Beretta M9 9 mm pistols. The Coast Guard has transitioned to the .40 S&W caliber SIG-Sauer P229R DAK. Other small arms include the M16A2 rifle and M4 Carbine variant, as well as the Remington 870 police magnum riot shotgun, from which the Coast Guard employs both lethal and non-lethal rounds. The Coast Guard recently replaced the M60 machine gun with the FN M240 machine gun, which is typically mounted on vessels, aircraft, or used in shoreside machine-gun emplacements. Many Coast Guard units are also equipped with the .50 caliber M2 machine gun. Weapons above .50 caliber are considered "weapons systems", rather than "small arms".
The Coast Guard operates Fixed-wing aircraft, such as (Lockheed HC-130 Hercules turboprops and Dassault HU-25A Guardian jets) operate from Air Stations on long-duration missions. Helicopters (Aérospatiale HH-65 Dolphin, Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk, and Agusta MH-68 Stingray) operate from Air Stations, Air Facilities, and flight-deck equipped cutters, and can rescue people or intercept smuggling vessels.
The Coast Guard flies several aircraft types:
- Lockheed HC-130 Hercules
- Dassault HU-25A Guardian
- Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk
- Aérospatiale HH-65 Dolphin
- Agusta MH-68 Stingray
- CASA HC-144A Ocean Sentry
The Coast Guard is also purchasing UAVs as part of the Deepwater program.
In addition to regular Coast Guard aircraft, privately-owned general aviation aircraft are used by Coast Guard Auxiliarists for patrols and search-and-rescue missions.
Imperial Special ForcesEdit
The Empire uses several groups of highly trained special forces units for military operation that are highly sensetive, covert in nature or require the specialty of highly specialized personnel. Members of the Imperial guard are culled from the best of all forces.
Special Forces UnitsEdit
Special Forces units are tasked with eight primary missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, psychological operations and information operations. The first two emphasize language, cultural, and training skills in working with foreign troops. Other duties include coalition warfare and support, combat search and rescue (CSAR), security assistance, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian demining and counter-drug operations; other components of the Imperial Special Operations Command or other Imperial activities may be the specialize in these secondary areas. Many of their operational techniques are classified, but some nonfiction works and doctrinal manuals are available.
All components of the Imperial Special Operations Command are under the direct command of a Supreme Commander. At this time it has been confirmed the Empire operates 6 known Special forces units.
Are the Special Operations Forces of the Navy, employed in direct action and special reconnaissance operations. ORCAs are also capable of employing unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, and counter-terrorism missions.
Imperial Marine Corps Force EchoEdit
The Imperial Marine Corps Force Echo detachments, operate in deep reconnaissance, direct action, and the control of supporting arms; to convey military intelligence beyond the means of a commander's area of influence in the battlefield. They are capable of operating independently in combined methods of amphibious and ground operations by utilizing methods of conventional and unconventional warfare in defense of the Empire.
Imperial Army Sigma ForceEdit
the Imperial Army Sigma Force's primary tasks are counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of assuming many missions, including, but not limited to, rescuing hostages, raids, and eliminating covert enemy forces.
Imperial Special Army ServicesEdit
The Imperial Special Army Services primary tasks are counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of assuming many missions, including, but not limited to, rescuing hostages, raids, and eliminating covert enemy forces.
Imperial Army Wolf RegimentEdit
Is a military unit of the Imperial Army. The Regiment, operates as an elite light infantry special operations force of the Imperial Special Operations Command.
The Regiment is composed of rapidly-deployable light infantry forces with specialized skills that enable them to perform a variety of conventional and special operations missions – airborne, air assault, and direct action operations, raids, infiltration and exfiltration by air, land, sea, airfield seizure, recovery of personnel and special equipment, and support of general purpose forces (GPF), among other uses. With exception of the Wolf Quick Reaction Regiment on board the White Star the battalion is expected to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours' notice. The Wolf Quick Reaction Regiment is stationed on the White Star is expected to deploy anywhere in the world within 6 hours' notice.
Imperial TIGER Air SquadronEdit
Is a military unit of the Imperial Air Force. The Squadron consits out of highly trained pilots which have served as combat aviators for either the Air force or Navy and for the Imperial Space Forces. The Squadrons are stationed on the Imperial space station White Star and Imperia AFB. The Quick reaction squadron stationed on the White Star is able to deploy their SA-43 Hammerhead aircraft anywhere on the planet within the hour and maintain air operations with the assistance of the Imperial Obrital Carrier Freedom which is also capable of atmospheric flight.
The pilots of this Squadron are also considered part of the Elite Imperial TIGER Guard as the squadron stationed on Imperia AFB is the squadron that escorts the Emperor personal craft the Warlock.
Imperial Guard UnitsEdit
The Imperial Guard Units serve as both a military and a police force. They are culled from the best police and military forces in the Empire. Their job is to secure and guard special military installations, Embassies, Palaces and Government buildings.
The Imperial GuardEdit
The Imperial Guard serve as the most basic guard they are found guarding all embassies, government buildings throughout the Empire and the exterior of the Imperial Senate Building. Their task is fairly simple and that is to secure these structures and their surroundings and if nessecairy provide personal protection for high ranking officials.
The Elite Imperial GuardEdit
The Elite Imperial Guard is a better trained version of the Imperial Guard they are often found commanding normal guardsmen units in embassies, government buildings. They also guard the interior of the Imperial Senate building with the exception of the Senate Chambers. Their task is to command guardsmen units and secure structures additionally they are used as personal protection units for high ranking officials.
The Imperial TIGER GuardEdit
The Imperial TIGER Guard is one of the most elite units of Imperial Guardsman they are usually found guarding the Imperial Senate Chambers and the Emperors Palace. They are also seen commanding military units in the field and guarding high ranking officials and securing key military installations.
The Elite Imperial TIGER GuardEdit
The Elite Imperial TIGER Guard is the most elite unit of Imperial Guardsman. They are the Emperors personal guards unit and are tasked with the security of the Emperor, his family, the Imperial palace and operating the Emperors personal transport and escort ships. They are all hand picked by the Emperor himself and are highly expirenced and trained in special operations and the commanding of military units. They serve as the Emperors personal special forces unit which is can be deployed anywhere on the planet under the Emperors orders and is involved in high risk espionage actions.
The Elite Imperial TIGER Guardmen are able to take over the command of a complete army in the field if they feel that it is vital in completing their mission. It is known that this has happened at least once during the war on peace where assets vital to the defence of the Imperial Eastern borders were removed to serve as a diversion for an infiltration mission aimed at the assassination of a high ranking enemy general, the mission was a complete succes but many soldiers lost their lives while defending the eastern borders during the retaliation for this assassination.
It is rumored that the Emperors Supreme Commanders are actually part of the Elite Imperial TIGER Guard. It is known that some of them have served in elite forces or meet the requirements to be an Elite Imperial TIGER Guard. It is also known that the highest ranking Supreme Commander, SC. Jennifer E. Mulder served in both the Air Force and the Space Force before serving several years of classified operations and ending up as one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before being promoted to Surpreme Commander and the Emperors Chief military advisor by the Emperor himself.
The TIGER Empire is considering esthablising an air force base on the soil of the allied nation of Dutch land. At the same time Dutch land is considering esthablising an air force base on the soil of the TIGER Empire.
Not only will this improve the diplomatic relation with this nation even further but it will also provide for joint training and increased operational deployment.
The initial proposal was actually sent in by the Emperor himself, the reason for this are the joint operations both nations are conducting together.
At this time plans will feature the deployment of the following joint operated aircraft types:
- - E-3 Sentry and E-8 Joint STARS: To provide increased airspace surveillance above both nations.
- - C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 Hercules: To fulfill the huge requirements for the transportation of personell, equipment and supplies both nations need for their deployments.
- - KC-10 Extender and the KC-135 Stratotanker among others: To extend the flight time over operational areas refueling aircraft will be stationed on both air bases.
Additionally both governments are talking about the deployment of about 20 operational fighters and/or bombers on these airbases. This will also mean that the airbase will be first foreign military installation on imperial soil since the German joining of the Empire.
Since the Empires independence war the Empire has taken special interest in all foreign conflicts and been involved in quite a few. These conflicts have not all been on foreign soil the most notably incident happened in the Empires own backyard. Also the Imperial Navy operates in foreign waters hunting for pirates and securing important shipping lanes.
Several legions of infantry and armored vehicles, a Carrier Battlegroup and two frigates are currently deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Georgia. Additionally several ships are on sea patrol in international and friendly waters.
Currently 2 legions consisting out of 5000 troops, several armored units and close air support units are deployed to the region to provide security for reconstruction units whom are rebuilding local infrastructure. Their still is heavy fighting in the area where Imperial troops are stationed. Attacks on convoy's and reconstruction units were more of a routine then an incident. At this time insurgents are backing off from attacking against the coalition troops due to heavy losses. Additionally Imperial troops provide training and instruction for local national army units.
Iraq (2nd Gulfwar)Edit
The Imperial forces in Iraq are fighting against insurgents who maintain a hit and run tactic and utilize IED's against them and coalition troops. Currently 1 legion consisting out of 5000 troops, several armored units and close air support units are deployed to the region to provide security for reconstruction units whom are rebuilding local infrastructure. Also the Imperial navy patrols the Persian gulf to provide security on the local shipping lanes from pirates and hostile navies that are harassing merchant ships. Additionally Imperial troops provide training and instruction for local national army units.
At this time a small unit of 100 Imperial marines is stationed here to provide peace keeping duties near ports so humanitarian supplies can be deliverd additionally the marines also observe the refugee camps which are guarded by local militia's. The navy has deployed two frigates to the area to protect humanitarian aid ships from pirate attacks. In November 2008 the Imperial Navy has deployed an entire Carrier Battlegroup to combat the increasing pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden.
During the course of history the Empire has been involved in peace keeping and humanitarian operations all around the world. The Empire devoted an amphibious landing ship to provide support during the tsunami in south east Asia and has been involved in peace keeping operations in several nations in Africa. Additionallt the empire was one of the first responders during the Iraqi attack on Kuwait and the following 1st Gulf War.
War on PeaceEdit
On februari 12th during a visit from the president of the nation of Dutch land the Empire was attacked. The initial response by Imperial Command was a system error in the nations defence systems. The attack was confirmed by a civilian aircraft which reported several high speed aircraft passing him in his air corridor.
Following confirmation the Imperial forces went on high alert, Imperial fighter aircraft intercepted and destroyed the initial aircraft on their attack run. Following the air attack enemy forces invaded the empire.
Reports started flowing in of other GPA nations being attacked by large groups of enemy nations. After three weeks of fighting the Empire took over the GPA's surrender terms. The war left more than 800 thousand troops dead and millions of euro's of damage on infrastructure and military hardware.
During the defence of the nation enemy spies managed to infiltrate the nations nuclear silo's and destroy all five nuclear weapons the Empire owned. The Emperor vowed revenge and started a retalitory war on a smaller hostile nation effectively ceasing its military operations on a another GPA nation.
National Wonders Edit
The empire has many national wonders build in its history and is still commissioning more every month. The empires first wonder was build at the end of the calender year 2007.
These wonders boost the economy and the morale of the Empire and are mostly used by civilians.
Agriculture Development ProgramEdit
A program that boosts the development of agricultural industry throughout the Empire without harming the surrounding environment.
Disaster Relief AgencyEdit
The disaster relief agency helps restore the Empire and its people after emergency situations but is also used to assist foreign nations that have been hit by large scale disasters.
A truly great achievement every person within the Empire had access to the internet. In the following years the internet was incorporated in a new and safer system. This system was completely designed and produced by Imperial companies and is kown as the Extranet. Today every citizen, company and government agency in the Empire is connected to the Extranet.
The great monument is a testament to the emperors great leadership. It was commissioned after the war on peace to show apprication to the emperor for his great leadership during the war and shown bravery on the front lines by himself and his elite forces. It has been build on the senate square in the capital city of Imperia
The Imperial great temple is a relic of times gone by. Its arcitecture continues to amaze many people and is one of the wonders that attracts many tourists. The Great Temple is build on the mount of olympus.
The great university is the central location for scholars, and students within the Empire, this University is highly renowned for it's high level of education. The University is located on the outskirts of the Imperial capital of Imperia, surrounded by a large campus, with student housing and has excellent transportation from and to the campus.
The Emperor was concerend about the growing amounts of traffic and trafic jams in the Empire so he commissioned the interstate project. This project was aimed at allowing traffic to flow more freely between the provinces of the Empire while not using the more local highways. At this time the Empire has one of the most impressive interstate systems on the planet.
Mining Industry Consortium Edit
The consortium is an association of several companies with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal. Among these projects are mining and drilling operations. In which several private companies have entered into the consortium with Imperial Oil, Gas, Mining and Imperial Transports to reduce the costs for mining, drilling and transporting the goods.
The Imperial movie industry is the third largest in the world behind the Indian and American movie industries providing a great source of entertainment to the imperial people. Most studio's are located on the old French and Italian riviéra coastlines. Many films are shot in their studio's and these studio's also support the American movie companies which want to use locations inside the empire for their movies.
National Environment OfficeEdit
The national environment office is a government operated agency which is tasked with the protection of the environment. They are responsible for the creation of environmental laws and the investigation and the prosecution of environmetal crimes like the illegal dumping of chemicals.
National Research LabEdit
The national research lab is a central location for scientists seeking cures for common diseases among the population of the Empire. Also top level research for new technologies and systems are conducted here. Most notabaly the Extranet has been developed and tested at this location and is maintained and serviced from a sublocation near the main facility. The National Research lab is also one of the largest contributors to the Imperial Space Program. The National research lab and most of its smaller locations are located in de Scandenavian province of the Empire.
National War MemorialEdit
A wonder that was commissioned by the Emperor after the war on peace. In memory to those that gave their live for the Empire and those that will give their lives for the Empire. The Memorial consits out of two parts first walls made of black marble in which the names of evey fallen soldier in service of the Empire is ingraved. Every name includes the rank and received commendations, in addition of his or her date of birth, date of enlistment, date of death and the place he of she gave her life for the Empire.
The second part of the memorial consits out of a statue. This statue is a testement to all non-imperial soldier that fell during the war on peace for the protection of the GPA. The Emperor thought is was important to remember all that fell during the war on peace.
The Imperial War memorial is located in the centre of the great circular park in the capital city of Imperia.
Nuclear Power PlantEdit
The nuclear power plant is a power plant that generates power from atomic nuclei via controlled nuclear reactions. The only method in use today is through nuclear fission. All utility-scale reactors heat water to produce steam, which is then converted into mechanical work for the purpose of generating electricity or propulsion. Nuclear power is a low carbon power source.
Social Security SystemEdit
The social security system provides benefits to aging members of the Empire. The Emperor thought it very important to give all people income and health care after they had retired. At this time the pensions in the Empire are the highest on the entire planet while the costs for the working people are the lowest.
The civilian space program is used mostly as a support extension for advanced non-military research and for satellite support. While the shuttles are flown by military personnel whom are part of the Imperial Space forces. the other roles are taken up by civilian engineers and scientists.
Civilian personnel is also stationed on the civilian part of the famed space station White Star. Where lower level houses civilian docking stations, research labs, housing quarters and even a tourist facility in which civilians from all over the world can reach space itself. The tourist facility provides ship and passenger handeling support for cruise ships that are bound for the moon and it's orbital civilian station Orion which has become one of the most popular destinations for vacations on or around the planet.
The Imperial stock market, is the Imperial public market for the trading of company stock and derivatives of company stock at an agreed price; these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. Impeial based companies are some of the most stable stocks on the market they also pay some of the highest dividends per stock. The Imperial stock exchange is located in the financial business district of the Imperial capital of Imperia.
Universal Health CareEdit
Universal health care is health care coverage that is extended to all eligible residents of a governmental region and often covers medical, dental, and mental health care. These programs vary in their structure and funding mechanisms. Typically, most costs are met via a single-payer health care system or national health insurance, or else by compulsory regulated pluralist insurance (public, private or mutual) meeting certain regulated standards.
The Empire has a dual-level system. All primary and curative care (i.e. the family doctor service and hospitals and clinics) is financed from private compulsory insurance. Long term care for the elderly, the dying, the long term mentally ill etc. is covered by social insurance funded from social security system.
Insurance companies must offer a core universal insurance package for the universal primary, curative care which includes the cost of all prescription medicines. They must do this at a fixed price for all. The same premium is paid whether young or old, healthy or sick. It is illegal in the Empire for insurers to refuse an application for health insurance, to impose special conditions (e.g. exclusions, deductables, co-pays etc. or refuse to fund treatments which a doctor has determined to be medically necessary). The system is 50% financed from payroll taxes paid by employers to a fund controlled by the Health regulator. The government contributes an additional 5% to the regulator's fund. The remaining 45% is collected as premiums paid by the insured directly to the insurance company. Some employers negotiate bulk deals with health insurers and some even pay the employees' premiums as an employment benefit). All insurance companies receive additional funding from the regulator's fund. The regulator has sight of the claims made by policyholders and therefore can redistribute the funds its holds on the basis of relative claims made by policy holders. Thus insurers with high payouts will receive more from the regulator than those with low payouts. Thus insurance companies have no incentive to deter high cost individuals from taking insurance and are compensated if they have to pay out more than might be expected. Insurance companies compete with each other on price for the 45% direct premium part of the funding and try to negotiate deals with hospitals to keep costs low and quality high. The competition regulator is charged with checking for abuse of dominant market positions and the creation of cartels that act against the consumer interests. An insurance regulator ensures that all basic policies have identical coverage rules so that no person is medicially disadvantaged by his or her choice of insurer.
Hospitals in the Empire are also regulated and inspected but are mostly privately run and for profit, as are many of the insurance companies. Patients can choose where they want to be treated and have access to information on the Extranet about the performance and wait times at each hospital. Patients dissatisfied with their insurer and choice of hospital can cancel at any time but must make a new agreement with another insurer.
Insurance companies can offer additional services at extra cost over and above the universal system laid down by the regulator, e.g. for dental care. The standard monthly premium for health care paid by individual adults is about €100 per month. Persons on low incomes can get assistance from the government if they cannot afford these payments. Children under 18 are insured by the system at no additional cost to them or their families because the insurance company receives the cost of this from the regulator's fund.
Military wonder are wonders that boost the efficiency, strength or defensive capability of the Empire.
Foreign Airforce BaseEdit
On the 26th of April 2009, The Airforce base in Dutchland was opened, it was the first Airforce base opened on foreign soil. The reason this was the first are the high tech aircraft the Empire uses during combat operations. After Imperia Military Systems (IMS) offered a proposal to Dutchland military industries (DLMI) to build these aircraft under licence, the airforce base was a fact and opened. The base houses two squadrons of fighter jets, and one squadron of bombers together with support and utility aircraft like, airborne early warning and control systems (AWACS), tankers and cargo aircraft.
The first military wonder completed was the Military Space Program. It's task was to gather intelligence through the means of spy satellites and provide military superiority from space. The first military objects in space were satellites these included targeting and surveillance satellites. Second manned missions were headed for the space and the moon itself these through the means of the space shuttles these shuttles were manned by Imperial military personnel. The third step was creating a permanent presence in space. This started with a small space station which was mainly used for maintenance on military satellites. Then a small research outpost was founded on the moon. In the following years the Empire built the Blue Star satellite network to replace it's aging military satellite network. Replacing the older space stations the Empire commissioned Space station White Star to control all imperial space travel, and coördinating military operations on the planet. To provide fast deployment for the imperial military the Orbital Carrier Freedom was commissioned. As a fail safe for all military space systems and advanced research lunar facility Black Star was constructed on the dark side of the moon.
The ISS Freedom (SCVN-1) is the Empires Freedom class Orbital Carrier, her role is to provide logistic and tactical support for the Imperial TIGER Air Squadrons and Imperial Army Wolf Regiments.
The ISS Freedom holds a crew compliment of 5000 men and women whom are tasked with the day to day operations of the carrier. She provides support for the fast response squadrons of the Imperial TIGER Air Squadrons which operate from the carrier. At any given time there are 5 hammerhead carrier wings and support crews on board the ship. The ship also holds two regiments of the Imperial Army Wolves they are supported by dropships, gunships and the squadrons that are stationed on the carrier.
The ISS Freedom can be deployed on any side of the planet within thirty minutes. The squadrons stationed on the ship have a response time of one hour which is easily met through the means of this carrier. In addition to her orbital operations, the ship can also continue her operations within the atmosphere.
The ship is heavily armoured and can defend herself against every known threat, The ship carries a complement of ship to ship missiles which are fired from any of her four main launchers to protect her from any other ships In addition she has eight smaller launchers which are designed to protect the ship from incoming missiles and aircraft. To complement her projectile and anti-aircraft defences she also carries 4 modified phalanx CWIS weapon systems. As a direct attack weapon she is armed with two three barreld railguns which are used to provide direct support for ground forces.