Cryrian Defense Forces

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Cryrian Defense Forces
Försvarsmakten
CDF Emblem.png
Emblem of the CDF
Service branchesRoyal Cryrian Army
Royal Cryrian Navy
Royal Cryrian Air Force
HeadquartersLeidenstad, Cryria
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefQueen Ulrika II of the House of Leidensen
Minister of DefenseMajken Tornquist
Manpower
Military age18
ConscriptionYes
Active personnel306,000
Reserve personnel800,000 Active Reserves, 800,000 Inactive Reserves
Expenditures
Budget50.4 Billion SHD
Percent of GDP2.8%
The Cryrian Defense Forces (Cryrian: Försvarsmakten, "the Defense Forces") is the unified armed forces of the Kingdom of Cryria charged with the defense of the country. The CDF traces its roots back to the standing navies of Vesterholm and Talvere. Since their creation, the Defense Forces have seen action in many conflicts throughout Cryrian history, including the Great War. The CDF's modern structure was established shortly after that conflict and consists of the Royal Cryrian Army, Navy, and Air Force. Under Cryrian law, oaths of allegiance are made out to the sitting Cryrian monarch, who also serves as the commander-in-chief. As with most day-to-day government functions, this power is in practice vested with the Prime Minister and the elected Government. The CDF is directly headed by the General Staff, who in turn reports to the Minister of Defense.

Though the CDF has not engaged in a major international war in over a century, it remains notable in that it continues to practice widespread conscription of both men and women. This practice has made it one of the most prominent Government institutions in the Kingdom, with significant impact on social, economic, and political life. Though comparatively uninvolved in global conflicts, the CDF saw a marked increase in funding and government interest in the wake of the Volscine Civil War and the growing perception of regional instability.

Mission

The Cryrian Defense Forces defines itself as having three main tasks:

  • To uphold Cryrian territorial integrity
  • To defend the nation from foreign attack
  • To provide rapid response and support during disasters

Under Article 6 of the Cryrian Constitution, conscripted personnel cannot be deployed outside of Cryrian territory(defined as including the country's exclusive economic zone). As such, the CDF has a primarily defensive role, and the Kingdom has typically sought to uphold its military neutrality in regional disputes. The CDF maintains a handful of professional units constructed for expeditionary purposes, most notably the Regiment of Naval Infantry, the Foreign Legion, and the Army Special Operations Group. Elements of the CDF have partaken in some international operations, primarily in the Union of Free Cities where the Cryrian-held Mandate of Ellesborg hosts a small Foreign Legion detachment and maintains its own militia with CDF support and training. The CDF has also supported disaster relief efforts abroad and joint exercises within the Conference for Amity and Cooperation, but has otherwise eschewed partaking in international peacekeeping operations and has rejected suggestions that they be added as a "Fourth Pillar" to its mission.

The CDF similarly has been careful to delineate between foreign and domestic operations. The armed forces do not partake in domestic law enforcement or counterterrorism operations within the Kingdom, and by practice will only conduct operations in Cryrian territory for the purposes of training and defense against foreign actions or during a declared state of emergency.

Exercises and International Participation

Ellesborg Detachment

A Foreign Legion company is permanently stationed in the Mandate of Ellesborg as part of the nation's commitment to the Union of Free Cities. The deployment is primarily focused on training and advising the local Civil Defense Force. This detachment has been reinforced by a flight of fighter jets from the RCRAF in light of increased regional instability.

Nordörn

The CDF is a regular participant in the Nordörn Exercises alongside other CAC nations.

Nordanvind

Nordanvind is the CDF's largest annual training exercise. It is designed to test the CDF's logistical capabilities as well as the ability to call up reservists. As such, Nordanvind is typically when selected members of the Active Reserves receive their mandated refresher training.

Organization

General Staff

The General Staff is the direct supreme command of the Cryrian Defense Forces, and is subordinate to the Minister of Defense.

Chief

  • Chief of the General Staff
  • Deputy Chief of the General Staff

Service Branches

  • Chief of Army Staff
  • Chief of Air Force Staff
  • Chief of Navy Staff

Directorates

  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Military Intelligence
  • Director of Logistics
  • Director of Personnel
  • Director of Force Planning and Strategy
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Special Warfare
  • Director of Special Materials

Regional Commands

  • Commander of the Talvere Defense Area
  • Commander of the Leidenstad Defense Area
  • Commander of the Vesterholm Defense Area
  • Commander of the Lielsta Defense Area
  • Commander of the Aisis Defense Area
  • Commander of the Karlin Defense Area
  • Commander of the Tynam Defense Area
  • Commander of the Oshombran Defense Area

Other

  • Liaison to the Prime Minister
  • Commander of Foreign Operations
  • Advocate General
  • Chief Spokesperson of the Defense Forces
  • Chief Budgetary Advisor

Civilian Posts

  • Liaison from the Minister of Defense
  • Defense Forces Comptroller
  • Chief Industry Administrator

Army

The Cryrian Army dates back to the feudal levies and mercenary companies used throughout the early history of the Isles. The closest things to a true standing army belonged to the silovik, local lords who ruled in the Lielsta and Aisis Marches that needed to maintain control over the large nonhuman populations. These groups were comparable to a military caste that was was both reliant on the House of Leidensen for funding and increasingly called upon for conflicts outside their assigned regions. In the mid-15th century, King Eric recognized the potential represented by the silovik and sought to organize them based on his own readings of the professional soldiers of the Celanoran legions. At its height the so-called White-Blue Army numbered some 28,000 troops and boasted the widest usage of firearms of any force within the Kingdom. It quickly developed a reputation as the House of Leidensen's primary enforcers throughout Cryria.

The White-Blue Army remained loyal to King Isak during the Sorrows, however its reputation of invincibility was shattered when it suffered grevious losses during the Jaedz Campaign. After King Isak's death in 1517, the Army was formally disbanded and reorganized into a new force simply named the Cryrian Army in a reflection of a growing sense of shared nationhood in the Kingdom.

The Cryrian Army today is the largest branch of the CDF by personnel. Of all the branches it relies the most heavily on conscripts, and its units are typically divided into three groups. Category A units are all-professional, high readiness forces. Category B units are 30-70% professional soldiers, with the remainder made up of actively serving conscripts. These units are expected to be able to deploy within 30 days of mobilization. Category C units have 5-30% of their strength available in professional soldiers, and are expected to have their remaining strength filled out by reservists in the event of war or emergency. These units are expected to need 90 to 180 days in order to reach combat readiness. At present, only the Royal Guard and the Foreign Legion are considered to be Category A units.

Much of the Army's combat power is organized into one of three brigades: Armored, Mechanized Infantry, or Light Infantry. This structure is meant to emphasize modularity, and two to five brigades can be combined with an Engineering Brigade, a Field Artillery Brigade, and a Logistics Brigade to form a division. The Army also maintains integrated drone and helicopter fleets, and though the Air Force is responsible for most ground-based air defense systems, the Army also operates its own short-range surface-to-air missiles. With a total of 200,000 personnel, the Army is by far the largest branch of the CDF.

Air Force

The Royal Cryrian Air Force is by far the youngest branch of the CDF. Though the Försvarsmakten operated aircraft as early as 1898 in the form of early balloons, these were grouped under the Army Air Corps and Navy respectively. Aircraft traditionally played a reconnaissance role in the CDF and did not become a significant part of Cryrian military doctrine until the Great War. The first true biplanes did not enter service until the 1910s, and were a collection of imported and ad-hoc aircraft pushed into service. The establishment of Ohlson Aeroplanfabrik in 1914 marked the birth of a domestic aerospace industry that soon expanded into developing and building its own designs in order to meet the demands of the war. By the end of the war, the Army Air Corps operated some 143 aircraft across all types, with another seven reconnaissance balloons in service and a further 26 aircraft in the Navy. The introduction of armaments to AAC airplanes gradually moved the force towards a combat role of its own, and the image of the Air Corps as "Knights of the skies" captured the public imagination and was an important propaganda tool as it stood in contrast with the often far more grim realities of the war on the ground. The growing size and image of the Army Air Corps allowed it to effectively evolve into an independent section under the Ministry of the Army, and it was later declared its own branch in the CDF with equal standing as a part of post-war reorganizations that began in 1917. While both the Army and Navy maintained aircraft of their own to support their direct operations, the newly formed RCRAF was charged with the overall coordination, control, and defense of Cryrian airspace.

Today, the RCRAF has 65,000 personnel, making it the second largest branch of the CDF. Its fundamental mission in defense of the Kingdom has remained the same over time, but its capabilities have developed considerably since its founding. The modern RCRAF is centered around its seven Fighter Wings, each consisting of three squadrons of roughly twenty Örn JAS 39E Gripen jets. The RCRAF also operates another seven Fighter Training Wings, six of which utilize conversion trainers such as the Örn JAS 39D Gripen or the aging Örn 105G which can be utilized in combat roles to varying degrees. The Örn Safari makes up the remainder of the nation's basic trainers. Most of the CDF's helicopter and drone fleets belong to the Army and Navy, and as such the RCRAF itself operates only a handful of such craft. The RCRAF does utilize a total of ten Örn 2000s which serve as VIP transports for government officials, as well as an assortment of other fixed wing transports. The Örn 2000 platform has been further developed to produce a small fleet of SIGINT and AEW&C aircraft operated by the RCRAF.

The Air Force also has its own limited ground forces to provide security for airbases, as well as an elite specialist unit - the Flygbasjägarna.

Navy

The Royal Cryrian Navy represents the oldest standing military force in the Cryrian Isles. Tracing its lineage back to the roving Cryrian fleets of old, the RCRN today serves as the primary naval arm of the CDF. Today it has 41,000 active personnel, making it the smallest CDF branch by personnel count. Despite this, it is also considered to be one of the first lines of defense for the Kingdom, and its prestige and funding reflects this.

Though the Army technically operates the largest number of vessels when considering its many small assault craft, the RCRN contains all of the significant warships belonging to the Kingdom. Most of its strength is centered around its twelve Leiden-class frigates, and it also maintains a notable submarine arm including eleven Kraken-class diesel-electric submarines. Some thirty-four Kraskne-class missile boats and five Blödhaj-class coastal submarines are operated closer to Cryrian shores.

Like the Army, the RCRN has traditionally held a strong commitment to mine warfare as a means of access-denial. Cryrian naval geography consists of many confined waterways and a complex littoral zone that is ideal for such a doctrine. The fleet maintains six large Hämeenmaa-class minelayers for this purpose, with another thirty Oksøy-class mine countermeasures vessels.

Beyond its immediate role in conventional warfare, the RCRN also serves as the primary naval enforcement arm of the Cryrian government. While the National Police and various environmental and search-and-rescue agencies operate civilian vessels and aircraft within Cryrian territorial waters, the country's large exclusive economic zones are patrolled by the RCRN. This task typically falls to an array of offshore patrol vessels. Smaller patrol craft, such as the Tapper-class, are charged with the more serious enforcement activities within the Isles themselves, and are further equipped with limited anti-submarine warfare capabilities for their shallow waters.

The RCRN also operates its own air wing which includes a significant number of helicopters, UAVs, and maritime patrol aircraft. Its fleet of Örn Swordfish and Örn 2000 MPAs serve to further extend the Navy's monitoring capabilities, while its rotary and unmanned aircraft are operated from both ship and shore for a wide range of activities. Its three Marjata-class SIGINT vessels also comprise an important tool for Cryrian intelligence gathering.

The Navy maintains a ground force best exemplified in the Regiment of Naval Infantry. One of the most prestigious units in the Cryrian military, the Regiment is centered on a single independent combined arms battalion capable of deploying from the Kingdom's Tynam-class Flexible Support Ships. The Naval Infantry consist wholly of professional soldiers and is intended to be used as an expeditionary force. The separate Special Naval Infantry branch is a naval commando unit descended from early twentieth-century frogmen units. The RCRN further maintains a formidable system of coastal defense missile batteries and shore based radars to complete its control over the Cryrian littoral.

The RCRN also utilizes its own fleet of aircraft, which primarily consist of maritime reconnaissance jets. In addition to helicopter units that are directly attached to its fleet squadrons, the RCRN also operates three independent shore-based helicopter squadrons.

Save for a handful of vessels such as the Garza and Amity-class, most of the RCRN's ships are assembled in Cryrian shipyards. However, many components and munitions are foreign sourced. Cryria produces its own anti-ship missiles, but procurement has been complicated by what amounts to two competing development lines run by Örn AB and Tarva Defense Systems. The former produces the RBS-15, which today is the most ubiquitous armament of its type in Cryrian service as it can be deployed from the Örn JAS-39E Gripen. The latter first produced the RBS-12 "Penguin" missile, which remains in limited use on Cryrian rotary craft. TDS later offered the RBS-13 "Harpoon", which is built into the StanFlex modules used on Cryria's Tynam and Leiden-class vessels.

Örn also produces the DM2A4 533 mm torpedoes used on Cryrian submarines. The navy further operates the indigenous Sea Mine 2000, produced by Emmerson Sea Systems. While the Kingdom has a domestic surface-to-air missile program, it has seen little success in navalizing these systems. Hejeld AB's Älemsi subsidiary has produced the Jad short range missile which is deployed on the Kraskne-class missile boat. An array of radars and other electronics are also locally produced and assembled, but many other air defense and countermeasure systems are imported from abroad.

In contrast to the navies of many larger powers, the RCRN lacks the global network of bases and allies needed to conduct operations far from its shores. It is further limited by the size of its vessels and maintains only a single ship capable of at-sea replenishment. Additionally, RCRN doctrine mandates close cooperation with both shore-based installations and the RCRAF to establish naval bastions around the archipelago within which Cryrian forces can operate freely and deny access to a hostile force. Operations further abroad are seen as either non-combat relief efforts or as missions against opponents of limited capacity(i.e., anti-piracy operations). As such, the modern RCRN can be classed as a formidable green water fleet with a limited expeditionary capability.

Naval Infantry

The Royal Naval Infantry is one of two ground forces maintained by the RCRN alongside the Coastal Artillery Forces. One of the most prestigious units in the Cryrian military, the Regiment consists of around 7,000 personnel centered on three light infantry battalions. The Naval Infantry also contains the Fleet Protection Group, which provides security at highly sensitive naval installations. The Special Naval Infantry Group is a 450-strong special forces unity within the Naval Infantry.

While historically an all-professional expeditionary force, the Naval Infantry today only retain a limited capability to deploy outside the Kingdom via the Tynam-class Flexible Support Ships. In addition to the two Garza-class LCUs, the Naval Infantry operates a fleet of forty-three CB90 assault boats, three Tapper-class patrol boats, and an assortment of smaller vessels. The force also uses BvS 10 transports among other vehicles. The Naval Infantry Helicopter Force operates its own fleet of rotary aircraft.
RCRN Organization - Very WIP

Royal Cryrian Navy - Headquartered at Magnusholm Naval Station

  • Fleet Support Command - Headquartered at Leidenstad Naval Station

    • Fleet Depot Service

    • Fleet Maintenance Service

    • Fleet Munitions Service

  • Fleet Intelligence Command - Headquartered at Leidenstad Naval Station

    • 3 x Förstoringsglas-class SIGINT Vessels

  • Fleet Operational Command- Headquartered at Magnusholm Naval Station

    • Fleet Logistics Section - Headquartered at Leidenstad Naval Station

      • 1 x Evelina-class Replenishment Ship

      • Fleet Icebreaker Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

      • Various auxiliary vessels

    • Royal Naval Infantry - Headquartered at Magnusholm Naval Station

      • Naval Infantry Command

      • Naval Infantry Support Departments(Administrative and Financial, Operations, Resources Management and General Support)

      • Naval Infantry School - Skaudvis Naval Station

      • 1st Battalion of Naval Infantry - Honningfjord Naval Station

        • 692 Personnel

      • 2nd Battalion of Naval Infantry - Skaudvis Naval Station

        • 692 Personnel

      • 3rd Battalion of Naval Infantry - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 692 Personnel

      • Fleet Protection Group - Magnusholm Naval Station

        • 550 Personnel

        • 3 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • Naval Infantry Reconnaissance Battalion - Joint Base Trollesund

        • 465 Personnel

      • Naval Infantry Logistics Regiment - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 780 Personnel

      • Special Naval Infantry Group - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 450 Personnel

      • Raiding Squadron - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 2 x Garza-class LCUs

        • 43 x CB90-class Fast Assault Craft

        • 159 x BvS 10 Armored Vehicles

      • Naval Infantry Helicopter Force

        • 700 Personnel

        • 30 x AW101 Utility Helicopters

        • 20 x AW109 Utility Helicopters

    • 1st Multirole Squadron - Honningfjord Naval Station

      • 4 x Tynam-class Flexible Support Ships

    • Surface Warfare Section - Headquartered at Magnusholm Naval Station

      • 1st Frigate Squadron - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 3 x Leiden-class Frigates

      • 2nd Frigate Squadron - Kalsa Naval Station

        • 3 x Leiden-class Frigates

      • 3rd Frigate Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

        • 3 x Leiden-class Frigates

      • 4th Frigate Squadron - Lavini Naval Station

        • 3 x Leiden-class Frigates

      • 1st Light Attack Squadron - Magnusholm Naval Station

        • 10 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 2nd Light Attack Squadron - Lindesgaard Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 3rd Light Attack Squadron - Nederborg Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 4th Light Attack Squadron - Talvere Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 5th Light Attack Squadron - Valngi Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 6th Light Attack Squadron - Brekbu Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 7th Light Attack Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

      • 8th Light Attack Squadron - Cxolthe Naval Station

        • 8 x Kraskne-class Missile Boats

    • Submarine Warfare Section - Headquartered at Magnusholm Naval Station

      • 1st Submarine Squadron - Magnusholm Naval Station

        • 2 x Kraken-class Submarines

      • 2nd Submarine Squadron - Kalsa Naval Station

        • 3 x Kraken-class Submarines

      • 3rd Submarine Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

        • 3 x Kraken-class Submarines

      • 4th Submarine Squadron - Lavini Naval Station

        • 3 x Kraken-class Submarines

      • 5th Submarine Squadron - Honningfjod Naval Station

        • 5 x Blödhaj-class Submarines

    • Fleet Enforcement Section - Headquartered at Leidenstad Naval Station

      • 1st Enforcement Squadron - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 2 x Karlin-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 2nd Enforcement Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

        • 6 x Nymf-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 3rd Enforcement Squadron - Siggeholm Naval Station

        • 5 x Nymf-class OPVs

      • 4th Enforcement Squadron - Karlin Naval Station

        • 3 x Karlin-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 6th Enforcement Squadron - Brekkim Naval Station

        • 4 x Ivar Hellqvist-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 7th Enforcement Squadron - Brekbu Naval Station

        • 4 x Ivar Hellqvist-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 8th Enforcement Squadron - Nederborg Naval Station

        • 4 x Ivar Hellqvist-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 9th Enforcement Squadron - Valngi Naval Station

        • 4 x Ivar Hellqvist-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 10th Enforcement Squadron - Fosden Naval Station

        • 4 x Amity-class OPVs

        • 10 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 11th Enforcement Squadron - Lindesgaard Naval Station

        • 18 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

      • 12th Enforcement Squadron - Cxolthe Naval Station

        • 7 x Tapper-class Patrol Boats

    • Fleet Mine Warfare Section

      • 1st Minelayer Squadron - Nederborg Naval Station

        • 3 x Odört-class

      • 2nd Minelayer Squadron - Lindesgaard Naval Station

        • 3 x Odört-class

      • 1st Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 5 x Renhet-class

      • 2nd Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Kalsa Naval Station

        • 5 x Renhet-class

      • 3rd Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Brekkim Naval Station

        • 5 x Renhet-class

      • 4th Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Lavini Naval Station

        • 5 x Renhet-class

      • 5th Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Grimvik Naval Station

        • 5 x Renhet-class

      • 6th Mine Countermeasures Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

        • 5 x Renhet-class

    • Fleet Aviation Section - Headquartered at Leidenstad Naval Station

      • 1st Naval Air Reconnaissance Squadron - Kraskne Naval Station

        • 5 x Örn Swordfish

      • 2nd Naval Air Reconnaissance Squadron - Valngi Naval Station

        • 6 x Örn Swordfish

      • 3rd Naval Air Reconnaissance Squadron - Tynam Naval Station

        • 5 x Örn 2000 MPA

      • 4th Naval Air Reconnaissance Squadron - Karlin Naval Station

        • 5 x Örn 2000 MPA

      • 1st Rotary Squadron - Leidenstad Naval Station

        • 10 x NH-90 NFH

      • 2nd Rotary Squadron - Joint Base Trollesund

        • 10 x MH-60R

      • 3rd Rotary Squadron - Lindesgaard Naval Station

        • 10 x MH-60R

    • Coastal Defense Section - Headquartered at Skaudvis Naval Station

      • 1st Coastal Defense Battalion - Lindesgaard Naval Station

        • 2 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries

      • 2nd Coastal Defense Battalion - Vesterholm Naval Station

        • 5 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries

      • 3rd Coastal Defense Battalion - Talvere Naval Station

        • 5 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries

      • 4th Coastal Defense Battalion - Nederborg Naval Station

        • 2 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries

      • 5th Coastal Defense Battalion - Tynam Naval Station

        • 5 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries

      • 6th Coastal Defense Battalion - Skaudvis Naval Station

        • 3 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries

      • 7th Coastal Defense Battalion - Cxolthe Naval Station

        •  3 x RBS-15 Mk. IV Batteries



Personnel

Conscription

The CDF consists of a core of well-trained professional soldiers bolstered by the Kingdom's conscription system. Most Cryrian men and women, barring various exemptions and alternative service options, are drafted at the age of 18 and serve for two to three years before being cycled back out into the reserves. Reservists are liable for up to 30 days of service a year during peacetime, theoretically as late as age 40, or 50 in the case of commissioned officers. Those who have served at least 20 days in a three-year span are considered to be a part of the Active Reserves. The concept of National Service in general remains popular in Cryria, and it is seen as a uniting force within the nation. However, younger generations increasingly look to alternatives to conscription to fulfill the National Service requirement, and the Cryrian military itself has steadily expanded its use of professional forces. Today, roughly half of active-duty personnel are conscripts, while conscripts make up about 80% of the overall defense structure when considering the reservist system. The lower ranks of the Army contain the highest proportion of conscripts, while the Air Force and Navy have the highest proportion of professional servicepeople.

The Cryrian Military presently has a total of 306,000 active soldiers and 800,000 active reservists, with another 800,000 inactives.

Foreign Personnel

Due to the constitutional limitations of Article 6 and the political complications inherent to using even the professionalized arms of the military in foreign expeditions, the CDF has often allowed foreigners to serve in certain units, primarily the Cryrian Foreign Legion. The Legion has at varying points consisted of Serramali, Zapolese, and Ethalrian immigrants among other groups, and offers full military benefits and pathways to citizenship, either upon completing a period of good service or upon being injured in service to the Kingdom. There are in total an estimated 5,250 CDF members who do not hold Cryrian citizenship.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Major Installations

Ellesborg Joint Station

Ellesborg Joint Station is the primary CDF site in the Mandate of Ellesborg, and consists of facilities for RCRN vessels and barracks for the Foreign Legion detachment in the city. it was originally established in the 19th century by the Cryrian adventurers and fortune-seekers who first took control of the area. In modern times, Ellesborg is home to only one company of Legionnaires, which serve as advisors and trainers for the local Civil Defense Force. Ellesborg International Airport is located near the Joint Station and has separate facilities for the RCRAF, and hosts a flight of JAS-39E Gripens redeployed to the territory in the wake of rising tensions in Arcturia.

Kamburn Royal Arsenal

Located at the village of Kamburn, on the outskirts of the capital and near Tvillingblom Palace and Leidenstad Castle. The Kamburn Royal Arsenal is used by the RCRA and currently serves as the headquarters of the Royal Guard.

Magnusholm Naval Station

Magnusholm Naval Station was built amidst the Novaran Cold War to serve as a base and command center for the RCRN that could withstand a potential first-strike. It is buried near Leidenstad and consists of underground docks capable of hosting submarines and small surface combatants, as well as miles of tunnels containing support facilities and barracks.

National Coastal Artillery Network

The National Coastal Artillery Network consists of a series of fixed artillery batteries located around the nation's strategic straits and waterways, each one containing three independent gun emplacements as well as command centers, targeting stations, troop shelters, and positions for anti-aircraft guns and mortars. These installations were originally built during the 1970s during the Novaran cold war as a means of maintaining control over the vital waterway which protrudes into the Cryrian heartland. The Penguin anti-ship missiles in use by the RCRN at the time were believed to be limited by their warhead size and cost per shot, and as such the NCAN was built using regular 130 mm guns. The system was intended to remain functional throughout a hypothetical nuclear attack, and was hardened against the potential shockwaves and electromagnetic pulse effects of a nearby detonation. Each battery contained its own power generation, sickbays, and galleys that could allow them to sustain themselves independently, effectively turning them into modern day fortresses that would ensure control over the archipelago. The system was modernized in the 1980s with new shells, laser rangefinders, and computers.

The NCAN has been considered obsolete for decades as Cryrian anti-shipping missile technology continued to improve. However, the system remains in service for ceremonial purposes. Cryrian tradition demands the ceremonial firing of naval cannons to salute visiting foreign warships, and with the dismantling of most other coastal defense guns as well as the abandonment of heavy gunnery in ship design, this role has typically been assigned to NCAN batteries. As of 2022, much of NCAN has been dismantled, and remaining units largely operate on a skeleton crew necessary to maintain and operate the guns and their radar sites, the latter of which is also used by the RCRN for general monitoring and search-and-rescue purposes. Surviving batteries are located on the Straits of Talvere, Oshombran, Lindesgaard, Tarva, Tynam, Grimvik, and Aisis, as well as on the Valngi Peninsula, the Leidenstad Coastal Plains, and the Bays of Brekkim and Kalsa. The batteries reportedly still conduct periodic live fire drills in addition to their ceremonial usage.

Queen Evelina Military Enclave

Queen Evelina Military Enclave is located within Leidenstad's Queen Evelina International Airport. The enclave is run by the RCRAF and is primarily used by the 8th Independent Air Logistics Squadron, which operates VIP transport aircraft for the Cryrian government. The Military Enclave is also used as a secure site for visiting dignitaries and officials arriving in the Kingdom, and it has its own train station connecting it to both Tvillingblom and Karsholm Palaces.

Trauer Army Station

Trauer Army Station is located on a small island north of Lindesgaard. It has historically been a popular site for fortifications as the island sits astride the strategically important Lindesgaard Straits and controls the route into the Cryrian heartlands. Today, it is the home of the Cryrian Foreign Legion

Joint Base Trollesund

Joint Base Trollesund is a jointly operated Army/Air Force/Navy base located near Tarva. Its strategic location within the Cryrian isles has made it one of the most important military installations in the Kingdom.

Tynam Naval Station

Tynam Naval Station is located near the city of Tynam . It is an important base of operations for the RCRN in the Rotantic, and also serves as a headquarters for the Nordörn exercises.

Procurement

Much of the design and final assembly of the CDF's equipment is done by the Kingdom's sizable domestic defense industry, though component parts must often be sourced internationally. While an arms exporter, the Kingdom also imports significant amounts of its equipment, particularly from nations such as Volscina, Älemsi Negdel, Antora, and Sarvimaa.

Equipment

Infantry Equipment
Name Origin Type Manufacturer Notes
Vektor SP1 Älemsi Negdel Standard Issue Pistol Hejeld AN
AK 5 D Kingdom of Cryria Standard Issue Assault Rifle Hejeld AB
AK 4 Kingdom of Cryria Battle Rifle

Designated Marksman Rifle

Hejeld AB
Sako TRG Kingdom of Cryria Sniper Rifle
NTW-20 Älemsi Negdel Anti-Materiel Rifle Hejeld AN
Fusil ADR10 Antora Submachine Gun
Ksp 90 Kingdom of Cryria Light Machine Gun Hejeld AB
Ksp 58 Kingdom of Cryria General-purpose Machine Gun Hejeld AB
Y3 AGL Älemsi Negdel Automatic Grenade Launcher Hejeld AN
AT4 Kingdom of Cryria Rocket propelled grenade Örn AB
CG M4 Kingdom of Cryria Recoilless Rifle Örn AB
TATOHJ-2000PK Sarvimaa Anti-Tank Guided Missile Operated by the Regiment of Coastal Jaegers
NLAW Kingdom of Cryria Anti-Tank Guided Missile Hejeld AN
RBS 70 Kingdom of Cryria MANPAD Örn AB
120 Krh/40 Kingdom of Cryria Heavy Infantry Mortar Honngingfjord Ironworks
81 KRH 71 Y Kingdom of Cryria Light Infantry Mortar Honngingfjord Ironworks
Black Hornet Nano Kelami League Miniature UAV
Wasp III Reconaissance Drone Operated at platoon-level
RQ-20 Puma Reconnaissance Drone Operated at company-level
Crewed Ground Platforms
Name Origin Type In Service Manufacturer Notes
Stridsvagn 122 Kingdom of Cryria Main Battle Tank 530 Hejeld AB License-built variant of the CAP-80 MBT
Combat Vehicle 90 Kingdom of Cryria Infantry Fighting Vehicle & Various Support 1,535 Hejeld AB Includes regular IFV versions as well as specialized forward observation, command, and armored recovery variants
VMI8-T Antora TATOHJ-2000PK-Carrier Variant 100 Operated by the Regiment of Coastal Jaegers.
Emmerson AMV Kingdom of Cryria Armored Personnel Carrier & Various Support 2,253 Emmerson Land Systems Includes APC, field ambulance, reconaissance, and command variants.
BvS 10/BvS 206 Kingdom of Cryria Tracked Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle 6,068 Hejeld AB The most widespread, versatile, and conspicuous armored vehicles in Cryrian use. Variants include troop carriers, command and communications vehicles, field ambulances and cargo and fuel carriers.
Archer Kingdom of Cryria Self-Propelled Artillery 347 Leidenstad Ironworks
AMOS Kingdom of Cryria Self-Propelled Mortar 91 Hejeld AB, Emmerson Land Systems
VOMB R6-5 Antora Multiple Rocket Launch System 76
155 GH 52 APU Kingdom of Cryria Towed Artillery 365 Emmerson Land Systems
130 K 54 Towed Artillery 657
130 53 TK Kingdom of Cryria Fixed Coastal Artillery 81 Honngingfjord Ironworks Obsolete but still in service as the National Coastal Artillery Network. Largely maintained for ceremonial purposes, but live-fire exercises are still conducted.
ITPSV 90 Kingdom of Cryria Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun 37 Hejeld AB Produced for export and used in limited numbers by the Regiment of Naval Infantry. Mounted on modified CAP-80 chassis.
35 Itk 88 Towed Anti-Aircraft Gun 1,116 Hejeld AB
CX-1 Kingdom of Cryria Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile 348 Tarva Defense Systems Operated by all three service arms.
CX-2 Kingdom of Cryria Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile 168 Tarva Defense Systems Organized into 14 Air-Defense Batteries operated by the RCRAF
CX-3 Kingdom of Cryria Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile 56 Tarva Defense Systems Organized into 14 Air-Defense Batteries operated by the RCRAF
RBS-15 Mk. IV Kingdom of Cryria Mobile Coastal Defense Missle 150 Örn AB Organized into 25 Coastal Defense Batteries operated by the RCRN
Aircraft
Name Origin Type In Service Manufacturer Notes
Örn JAS 39E Gripen Kingdom of Cryria Multirole Fighter 418 Örn AB
Örn JAS 39D Gripen Kingdom of Cryria Conversion Trainer 60 Örn AB Flown by the 5th Fighter Training Wing
Örn 105G Kingdom of Cryria Trainer/Light Attack 247 Örn AB
Örn Safari Kingdom of Cryria Basic Trainer 85 Örn AB
T/U-89 Antora Strategic Airlift 2
U-87/T Antora Military Transport 24
Tp-102C VIP Transport 1 Flown by the RCRAF's 8th Independent Air Logistics Squadron
Tp-102D VIP Transport 1 Flown by the RCRAF's 8th Independent Air Logistics Squadron
Örn 2000 Kingdom of Cryria VIP Transport 8 Örn AB Flown by the RCRAF's 8th Independent Air Logistics Squadron
U-42 Antora Transport 6
Örn 2000 AEW&C Kingdom of Cryria Airborne Early Warning and Control 8 Örn AB
Örn 2000 Airtracer Kingdom of Cryria SIGINT Aircraft 5 Örn AB
U-880 Antora Refueling Tanker 1
Hejeld Argali Älemsi Negdel Tactical Transport Helicopter 38 Hejeld AN
H-20 Marsopa Antora Utility Helicopter 15
NH-90 NFH Naval Helicopter 14 Operated from RCRN vessels and shore installations
MH-60R Naval Helicopter 51 Operated from RCRN vessels and shore installations
Bell 412 Utility Helicopter 18
MD500 Utility Helicopter 9
H-18 Delfín Rége Antora Transport Helicopter 4
AW101 Utility Helicopter 30 Operated by the Royal Naval Infantry
AW109 Utility Helicopter 20 Operated by the Royal Naval Infantry
UMS Skeldar V-200 Kingdom of Cryria Reconnaissance UAV 79 Örn AB
Skylark Reconnaissance UAV 48 Operated at battalion-level
Örn Swordfish Kingdom of Cryria Maritime Patrol Aircraft 11 Hejeld AB Operated by the RCRN's 1st and 2nd Naval Air Reconnaissance Squadrons
Örn 2000 MPA Maritime Patrol Aircraft 10 Operated by the RCRN's 3rd and 4th Naval Air Reconnaissance Squadrons
Vessels
Name Origin Type In Service Manufacturer Notes
Kraken-Class Kingdom of Cryria Deisel-Electric Attack Submarine 11 Marlberg AB
Blödhaj-Class Kingdom of Cryria Deisel-Electric Attack Submarine 5 Marlberg AB
Tynam-Class Kingdom of Cryria Flexible Support Ship 4 Marlberg AB
Garza-Class Antora Landing Craft Utility 2
Leiden-Class Kingdom of Cryria Frigate 12 Marlberg AB
Amity-Class CAC Offshore Patrol Boat 4 Marlberg AB
Nymf-Class Kingdom of Cryria Offshore Patrol Boat 11 Marlberg AB
Ivar Hellqvist-Class Kingdom of Cryria Offshore Patrol Boat 16 Marlberg AB
Karlin-class Kingdom of Cryria Offshore Patrol Boat/Submarine Rescue 5 Marlberg AB
Kraskne-Class Kingdom of Cryria Missile Boat 34 Marlberg AB
Odört-Class Kingdom of Cryria Minelayer 6 Marlberg AB
Renhet-Class Kingdom of Cryria Mine Countermeasures 30 Marlberg AB
Tapper-Class Kingdom of Cryria Patrol Boat 118 Marlberg AB 18 modified vessels operated by the 11th Enforcement Squadron for coastal anti-submarine duties
CB90-Class Kingdom of Cryria Fast Assault Craft 399 Marlberg AB Operated by the Regiment of Coastal Jaegers and Royal Naval Infantry
Evelina-Class Kingdom of Cryria Replenishment Oiler 1 Marlberg AB
Förstoringsglas-class Kingdom of Cryria Signals intelligence 3 Marlberg AB
Various auxiliary vessels