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Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, and Samoa
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Headquarters: Ministry of Defence, Jervis Bay
Commander-in-Chief: General Angus Campbell
Secretary of Defence: Minister of Defence Richard Marles
Chief of Staff: Air Martial Kevin Short
Branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Associated Defense Forces
Active personnel: 75,000 (Army); 50,000 (Navy); 25,000 (Marine Corps); 15,000 (Air Force); 80,000 (Associated Defense Forces)
Reserve personnel: 30,000 (Army); 5,000 (Navy); 2,500 (Air Force); 120,000 (Associated Defense Forces)
Annual budget: CW$ 2.43 billion (2020)
In % of GDP: 4.5%
Founded in: June 15th, 1997
Ages qualified for service: 18-45
Available for service: Men; Women
Fit for service: Men; Women
Reaching age / yr: Men; Women
Conscription law: No, Abolished
Domestic suppliers: Australian Defense Industries, Cairncross Dockyards, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, deHavilland Australia, Lithgow Arms, State Dockyards
Annual arms exports: CW$ 450 million (2020)
Annual arms imports: CW$ 50 million (2020)
Historical articles on wiki: Military history of Oceania
Rank articles on wiki: Australian Defence Force ranks


The Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, and Samoa, frequently shortened to Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces or Commonwealth Armed Forces are the military forces of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand and provide for the defense of the various associated states of the Commonwealth. The Armed Forces were formed from the consolidation of the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defense Force, and the surviving assets of both the United States Armed Forces (under the jurisdiction of the American Provisional Administration that were in Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, and which had responded to the Gathering Order) as well as those of the British Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. While between 1984 and 1996, the Australia, New Zealand, and the United States maintained separate armed forces (the British Royal Fleet and Royal Fleet Auxiliary agreed to align under the Australian Defence Force command structure), the various militaries cooperated at such a level that analysts agreed they were essentially a unified military organization. When the American Provisional Administration dissolved in 1995 and the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand was founded in 1996, the various commanding structures, personnel, and equipment all were unified under the Commonwealth flag.

While smaller than the pre-Doomsday British Armed Forces and the United States Armed Forces, and smaller than those of the Union of Sovereign Socialist Republics, the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces are larger than the pre--Doomsday combined Australian and New Zealand military forces as a part of the global commitment the nation inherited from the United Kingdom and United States.

The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces maintain four branches, the Army, the Navy (and a subordinate Marine Corps), the Air Force, and the Associated Defense Forces. The Associated Defense Forces are the armed forces for the various associated states of the Commonwealth and are responsible for the defense of their respective nations, however may be called on by the Commonwealth in times of war.

Army[]

The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Army is the ground warfare branch of the armed forces, it is organized into five combat divisions, one rapid response brigade, and one support division. Of the combat divisions, four are headquartered in Australia and one is headquartered in New Zealand with the support division being headquartered in Australia. The Army is divided into an aviation corps, armored corps, artillery corps, infantry corps, and support corps. The corps are distributed among the various brigades and battalions of the CANZ Armed Forces and provide coordination based on military duties.

Organization[]

The Army is organized into three divisions, each composed of five combined arms brigades of 3,000 soldiers per brigade, one rapid response brigade composed of three battalions of 900 soldiers each, one engineering brigade of 2,400 soldiers, two logistical and support brigades of 2,500 soldiers each, a medical brigade with 2,200 soldiers, and an intelligence battalion with 800 soldiers.

Combined Arms Brigade

  • Armored Battalion: One (1)
  • Mechanized Infantry Battalion: One (1)
  • Motorized Infantry Battalion: Two (2)
  • Artillery Battalion: One (1)
  • Combat Engineer Battalion: One (1)
  • Signals Battalion: One (1)
  • Logistics and Support Battalion: One (1)

Rapid Response Brigade

  • Mechanized Infantry Battalion: Two (2)
  • Light Armor Battalion: One (1)
  • Light Artillery Battalion: One (1)
  • Combat Engineer Company: One (1)
  • Signals Company: One (1)
  • Logistics and Support Battalion: One (1)

Infantry[]

Infantry companies are all motorized in the CANZ Armed Forces and are equipped with both light and heavy transport vehicles. Companies are equipped with Land Rover utility vehicles and Unimog 435 medium trucks for mobility. A fire team is composed of four soldiers, a team leader, marksman, grenadier, and gunner. The leader, marksman, and grenadier are armed with M16 assault rifles, while the gunner carries a Bren gun. The grenadier is also equipped with an M203 underslung grenade launcher. Occasionally, the team leader will carry an M72 LAW for additional fire support and anti-armor applications. The Bedford RL truck and Mack RM truck are utilized to support and transport supplies with mechanized infantry units.

Mechanized Infantry[]

Mechanized infantry companies are transported onto the battlefield with the M113A1 armored personnel carrier. Each carrier is capable of transporting two fire teams and a sniper team, with fire teams equipped in the same manner as the motorized infantry units. The sniper team is composed of two soldiers, a sniper with a M82 sniper rifle and a spotter with a L1A1 battle rifle.

Armoured Cavalry[]

The CANZ Armoured Corps operates the armoured vehicles for the Army to provide combined arms capabilities, situational awareness, mobility, and protection for infantry formations. The armoured corps deploys the M113A1 FSV (fire support vehicle) in the light fire support and light anti-armor role and the Leopard AS1A main battle tank in the armored direct fire role. Both vehicles have been upgraded domestically with modern armor and electronics.

Artillery[]

The artillery corps is responsible for indirect fire support of infantry and armoured units. It operates 105mm L119 light towed howitzers, 155mm M198 medium towed howitzers, and M125A1 self-propelled mortars. An artillery battery is composed of six to eight guns, with light batteries operating eight 105 mm light howitzers or M125 mortars and medium batteries deploying six 155 mm howitzers. Light batteries are capable of being air lifted into combat zones and are typically deployed to support expeditionary operations.

Army Aviation[]

Army Aviation is responsible for aviation reconnaissance, battlefield support and surveillance, and firepower support. The GAF Nomad is utilized for artillery spotting, troop transport, medivac, and field resupply while the Bell 206B-1 Kiowa serves primarily for airborne observation, however it is capable of deploying with light weapons including machine guns, rocket pods, and anti-tank missiles.

Engineering[]

The Engineering Corps is responsible for military engineering operations including combat engineering, construction, and technical support to the military units. It provides mobility for combat formation and alongside transport trucks, it deploys the Leopard AS1 Tarus armored recovery vehicle and Leopard AS1 Beaver armored bridgelayer.

Logistics and Support[]

Logistics and support is responsible for supply and transportation of equipment, materials, munitions, and other supplies to provide resupply to combat units. The units frequently coordinate with the Air Force and Navy to provision military deployments and installations.

Medical[]

The medical units are responsible for providing healthcare to military personnel, health preparedness, and support for units on deployment. The medical units are mixed equipped to provide domestic, foreign, and combat medical aid.

Signals Intelligence[]

The signals intelligence units (referred to as SIGINT) are responsible for intercepting and jamming enemy electronic signals including phones, radios, satellites, and other means of communications. Each unit is also responsible for maintaining and controlling military radio and communication equipment and providing software and network security for communication hardware, vehicles, vessels, aircraft, and installations.

Equipment[]

The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces operates a variety of military hardware inherited from the predecessors American, Australian, British, and New Zealander military forces. While on Doomsday, the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle served as the main service rifle of Australia and New Zealand, the post-Doomsday landscape and the age of the rifles caused the defence forces of both nations to adopt the M16 as the primary service rifle between 1988 and 1996, after which the CANZ Armed Forces standardized to the M16A1 and M16A2 assault rifles. The L1A1 rifle still serves as a designated marksman rifle.

Individual Weapons[]

Model Quantity Origin Notes Image
Bren ~3,500 CANZ/United Kingdom Light Machine Gun
Bren Light Machine Gun
L1A1 ~17,000 CANZ/United Kingdom/Belgium Battle Rifle
FN FAL
M16A2 ~62,000 CANZ/United States Assault Rifle
M16A2
M82 ~1,500 United Kingdom Sniper Rifle
M203 ~3,000 CANZ/USA Underslung Grenade Launcher
M203
MP5 ~1,000 CANZ/Germany Submachine Gun
MP5
Browning Hi-Power ~15,000 CANZ/Belgium Pistol
FN Browning Hi Power Pistol
Remington Model 870 ~2,000 CANZ/United States Pump Shotgun
Remington 870 Wmaster

Grenades[]

Model Origin Notes Image
F1 CANZ Fragment/Anti-Personnel
F3 Practice Grenade
M18A1 CANZ Anti-Personnel
M18 Claymore

Crew Served Weapons[]

Model Quantity Origin Notes Image
84 mm Carl Gustav ~1,500 CANZ/Sweden Recoilless Rifle
84mm Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle
M2 Browning ~7,000 CANZ/United States Heavy Machine Gun
Machine gun M2 1
M40 CANZ/United States Recoilless Rifle
M40 Emp
MAG-58 Machine Gun ~12,000 CANZ/Belgium General Purpose Machine Gun
M240
Mk. 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher ~3,500 CANZ/United States Grenade Launcher
Mk 19
M72 LAW ~12,000 CANZ/United States Anti-Tank
M72 LAW
MILAN Mk. 1 ~2,500 CANZ/France Anti-Tank
MILAN Anti-Tank Missile Launcher

Artillery[]

Model Quantity Origin Role Image
F2 Light Mortar ~350 CANZ/United Kingdom 81 mm mortar
Mortar M29
L119 Light Howitzer 135 United Kingdom 105 mm Howitzer
L119 Light Howitzer
M198 Howitzer 289 United States/CANZ 155 mm Howitzer
M198 Towed 155mm Howitzer

Armored Vehicles[]

Model Quantity Origin Role Image
Leopard AS1A 90 CANZ/Germany Main Battle Tank
Leopard-1-KMW-001
Leopard AS1 Tarus 12 CANZ/Germany Armored Recovery Vehicle
Leopard 1 Tarus Armored Recovery Vehicle
Leopard AS1 Beaver 7 CANZ/Germany Armored Bridge Layer
Leopard 1 Beaver Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge
M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier 395 Australia/United States Armored Personnel Carrier
Lithuanian Armed Forces M113A2
M113A1 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle 48 Australia/United Kingdom/United States Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
M113A1 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle
M113A1 Fitter 39 Australia/United States Armored Recovery Vehicle
M113A1 Fitter Armored Recovery Vehicle
M125A1 22 Australia/United States Armored Mortar Carrier
M106 A1 Mortar Carrier
M577 58 Australia/United States Command Post Carrier
M113-beyt-hatotchan-1

Unarmored Vehicles[]

Model Quantity Origin Role Image
Bedford RL 368 New Zealand Medium Transport
Bedford RL Truck
Land Rover Series III ~2,500 CANZ/United Kingdom Light Utility vehicle
Land Rover Series III Utility Vehicle
M548 94 United States Tracked Cargo Carrier
M548 Tracked Cargo Carrier
Mack RM6866RS 241 Australia Heavy Truck
Mack RM6866RS Truck
Unimog 435 376 Australia Medium Truck
Unimog 435 Medium Truck

Fixed Wing Aircraft[]

Designation Quantity Origin Role Image
GAF Nomad 11 Royal Australian Army Light Utility
GAF Nomad Utility Aircraft

Rotary Wing Aircraft[]

Designation Quantity Origin Role Image
Bell 206B-1 Kiowa 48 Royal Australian Army Light Observation/Reconnaissance
Bell OH-58A Kiowa

Navy[]

The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Navy is the maritime warfare branch of the armed forces. It is divided into the Surface Fleet Command, Submarine Fleet Command, Fleet Air Arm, and the Marines. The Navy is one of the most modern fleets in the world, having inherited the technology and assets of the British Royal Navy and the United States Navy, however it is outnumbered by the Siberian Navy as well as the combined naval assets of the various constituent states in the South American Confederation. While much of the navy is still oriented around providing defense of the maritime borders and security for the Associated States, a robust blue water fleet is available, giving the Commonwealth capabilities to perform limited operations globally.

Prior to Doomsday, none of the constituent nations composing the country had a Marine Corps, however the surviving US Navy and British Royal Navy amphibious warfare vessels brought elements of their respective nations' marines. This initially formed the backbone of the Marine Corps, with the modern Commonwealth Marine Corps encompassing a role similar to the British Royal Navy.

Surface Fleet[]

The Surface Fleet is responsible for operating the navy surface combatants including the sole remaining aircraft carrier, the former HMS Hermes. The Surface Fleet is composed of four separate operating fleets, one centered around an aircraft carrier, one around an amphibious warfare group, and two on a patrol and maritime security role operating on opposite coasts. The Navy operates one conventional fleet aircraft carrier (former HMS Hermes), two Bay-class amphibious transport docks (modified Raleigh-class), five Brisbane-class destroyers, twelve Auckland-class frigates, seventeen Island-class offshore patrol vessels (modified Fremantle-class), thirteen Attack-class coastal defense vessels, five Coral Sea-class mine countermeasure vessels, seven modified Ton-class coastal mine countermeasure vessels, two Moana-class hydrographic and diving support vessels, and three Durance-class replenishment oilers.

Submarine Fleet[]

The Submarine Fleet is responsible for operating the navy underseas assets, namely eight Oberon-class attack submarines and one deep submergence rescue vehicle. The submarines are assigned to various installations around the Commonwealth in support of surface fleets or independently on patrol missions and the DSRV is stationed at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Fleet Air Arm[]

The Fleet Air Arm is responsible for operating fixed and rotary wing air assets off the various CANZ Navy ships and facilities. The group operates the A-4 and A-4G Skyhawk aircraft in the role of light attack and fleet defense, Sea Harrier FRS1 V/STOL strike fighters, Bell UH-1 Iroquois utility helicopters, 206B-1 Kiowa light utility helicopters, and the WS-61 Sea King helicopter in both anti-submarine warfare and airborne early warning roles.

The ANZS Tasman Sea typically operates with a mixed air group, depending on the operational requirement, it may operate as an aircraft carrier with twelve Sea Harrier fighters, ten A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft, and three WS-61 Sea King helicopters in both anti-submarine warfare and airborne early warning roles; or in a commando carrier role to support amphibious assaults with four OH-58 Kiowa utility helicopters fitted for light gunship duties, seven UH-1 Huey utility helicopters, and 206B-1 utility helicopters both to transport personnel from the carrier to shore.

Marine Corps[]

The newest branch of the CANZ Armed Forces is the Marine Corps, formed to provide amphibious warfare capabilities to the armed forces. The Marine Corps are structured similar to the pre-Doomsday United States Marine Corps and are responsible for expeditionary and amphibious operations. While being predominantly light infantry, the Marine Corps utilizes Leopard AS1 main battle tanks, M113A1 armored personnel carriers, and 105mm L119 light howitzers for armored and artillery support. Infantry fireteams and sniper teams are armed and organized in the same manner as the Army infantry formations.

Initially the Marine Corps was organized with a functionality similar to the British Marines. Combat experience in Alaska, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor between the late 1980’s and early 2000’s resulted in the Commonwealth increasing the heavy equipment augmenting the light infantry force including tanks, armored personnel carriers, and howitzers.

Naval Equipment[]

The CANZ Navy operates mostly new ships manufactured since the opening of the National Shipyards in Darwin and enlargement of the Newcastle Floating Docks, State Dockyards, and Williamstown Dockyard. The only remaining pre-Doomsday vessels are the pair of aircraft carriers and six of the Oberon-class submarines.

Surface Combatants[]

Role Class Quantity Notes Image
Aircraft Carrier Centaur-class 1 ANZS Tasman Sea
Centaur-class Fleet Aircraft Carrier
Amphibious Transport Dock Bay-class 2 ANZS Bay, ANZS Ocean
Raleigh-class Amphibious Transport Dock
Destroyer Brisbane-class 5 ANZS Brisbane, ANZS Christchurch, ANZS Melbourne, ANZS Newcastle, ANZS Wellington
Spruance-class Destroyer
Frigate Auckland-class 12 ANZS Adelaide, ANZS Auckland, ANZS Bunbury, ANZS Cairns, ANZS Canberra, ANZS Darwin, ANZS Geelong, ANZS Gold Coast, ANZS Hamilton, ANZS Hobart, ANZS Tauranga, ANZS Wollongong
Type 22 Frigate
Offshore Patrol Vessel Island-class 17 ANZS Aleutians, ANZS Bathurst, ANZS Codfish, ANZS Cook, ANZS Flinders, ANZS K'Gari ANZS Kiribati, ANZS Kodiak, ANZS Hawaii, ANZS Melville, ANZS New Guinea, ANZS Norfolk, ANZS Ponui, ANZS Samoa, ANZS Stweart, ANZS Unalaska, ANZS Waiheke
Fremantle-class Offshore Patrol Vessel
Coastal Defense Vessel Attack-class 13 ANZS Advocacy, ANZS Defender, ANZS Guarding, ANZS Insulate, ANZS Prevention, ANZS Protection, ANZS Resist, ANZS Safeguard, ANZS Security, ANZSShielding, ANZS Surety, ANZS Uphold, ANZS Watchful
Attack-class Patrol Boat
Mine Countermeasure Vessel Coral Sea-class 5 ANZS Arafura Sea, ANZS Carpentaria, ANZS Coral Sea, ANZS Hauraki, ANZS Solomon
Huon-class Minehunter
Coastal Mine Countermeasure Vessel Modified Ton-class 7 ANZS Bittern, ANZS Cassowary, ANZS Emu, ANZS Ibis, ANZS Kiwi, ANZS Kookaburra, ANZS Passerine
Ton-class Minesweeper

Submarines[]

Role Class Quantity Notes Image
Attack Submarine Oberon-class 8 ANZS Onslow, ANZS Orion, ANZS Otama, ANZS Otway, ANZS Ourimbah ANZS Ouyen, ANZS Ovens, ANZS Oxley
Oberon-class Attack Submarine

Support Vessels[]

Role Class Quantity Notes Image
Replenishment Oiler Durance-class 3 ANZS Durance, ANZS Provide, ANZS Supply
Durance-class Replenishment Oiler
Rescue and Salvage Moana-class 2 ANZS Opportune, ANZS Recovery
Safeguard-class Rescue and Salvage Ship

Marine Corps Equipment[]

Individual Weapons[]

Model Quantity Origin Notes Image
Bren ~500 CANZ/United Kingdom Light Machine Gun
Bren Light Machine Gun
L1A1 ~2,000 CANZ/United Kingdom/Belgium Battle Rifle
FN FAL
M16A2 ~20,000 CANZ/United States Assault Rifle
M16A2
M82 ~500 United Kingdom Sniper Rifle
M203 ~1,000 CANZ/USA Underslung Grenade Launcher
M203
MP5 ~250 CANZ/Germany Submachine Gun
MP5
Browning Hi-Power ~3,000 CANZ/Belgium Pistol
FN Browning Hi Power Pistol
Remington Model 870 ~250 CANZ/United States Pump Shotgun
Remington 870 Wmaster

Grenades[]

Model Origin Notes Image
F1 CANZ Fragment/Anti-Personnel
F3 Practice Grenade
M18A1 CANZ Anti-Personnel
M18 Claymore

Crew Served Weapons[]

Model Quantity Origin Notes Image
84 mm Carl Gustav ~100 CANZ/Sweden Recoilless Rifle
84mm Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle
M2 Browning ~900 CANZ United States Heavy Machine Gun
Machine gun M2 1
M40 ~200 CANZ/United States Recoilless Rifle
M40 Emp
MAG-58 Machine Gun ~1,000 CANZ/Belgium General Purpose Machine Gun
M240
Mk. 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher ~400 CANZ/United States Grenade Launcher
Mk 19
M72 LAW ~1,500 CANZ/United States Anti-Tank
M72 LAW
MILAN Mk. 1 ~600 CANZ/France Anti-Tank
MILAN Anti-Tank Missile Launcher

Artillery[]

Model Quantity Origin Role Image
F2 Light Mortar ~50 CANZ/United Kingdom 81 mm mortar
Mortar M29
L119 Light Howitzer 42 United Kingdom 105 mm Howitzer
L119 Light Howitzer

Armored Vehicles[]

Model Quantity Origin Role Image
Leopard AS1A 20 CANZ/Germany Main Battle Tank
Leopard-1-KMW-001
Leopard AS1 Tarus 2 CANZ/Germany Armored Recovery Vehicle
Leopard 1 Tarus Armored Recovery Vehicle
Leopard AS1 Beaver 1 CANZ/Germany Armored Bridge Layer
Leopard 1 Beaver Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge
M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier 91 Australia/United States Armored Personnel Carrier
Lithuanian Armed Forces M113A2
M113A1 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle 30 Australia/United Kingdom/United States Armored Personnel Carrier
M113A1 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle
M113A1 Fitter 4 Australia/United States Armored Recovery Vehicle
M113A1 Fitter Armored Recovery Vehicle
M577 11 Australia/United States Command Post Carrier
M113-beyt-hatotchan-1

Unarmored Vehicles[]

Model Quantity Origin Role Image
Bedford RL 102 New Zealand Medium Transport
Bedford RL Truck
Land Rover Series III ~400 CANZ/United Kingdom Light Utility vehicle
Land Rover Series III Utility Vehicle
Mack RM6866RS 35 Australia Heavy Truck
Mack RM6866RS Truck
Unimog 435 51 Australia Medium Truck
Unimog 435 Medium Truck

Landing Craft[]

Role Class Quantity Notes Image
Heavy Landing Craft Balikpapan-class 7 From the RAN and PNGDF
Balikpapan-class Heavy Landing Craft
Landing Craft Utility LCU-1627 6 From the USN
LCU-1627 Landing Craft Utility
Mechanized Landing Craft LCM-8 18 From the RAN and USN
LCM-8 Mechanized Landing Craft

Fixed Wing Aircraft[]

Designation Quantity Origin Role Image
British Aerospace FRS1 Sea Harrier 12 CANZ/Royal Navy V/STOL Strike Fighter
British Aerospace FRS1 Sea Harrier
CAC E-2C Hawkeye 1 Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Airborne Early Warning and Control
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Hawker Siddeley GR.3 Harrier 10 CANZ/Royal Air Force V/STOL Strike Fighter
Hawker Siddeley GR
McDonnel Douglas A-4/A-4G Skyhawk 13/10 CANZ/RAN Fleet Defence/Light Attack
McDonnell-Douglas A-4K Skyhawk

Rotary Wing Aircraft[]

Designation Quantity Origin Role Image
Bell OH-58 Kiowa 4 Royal Australian Navy Light Gunship
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Bell UH-1 Huey 7 Royal Australian Navy Utility
Uh1Gunship07
Bell 206B-1 Kiowa 48 Royal Australian Army Light Observation/Reconnaissance, Utility
Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Westland WS-61 Sea King 9 Royal Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare/Airborne Early Warning
Westland WS-61 Sea King

Carrier Strike Group[]

The Commonwealth Navy deploys one carrier strike group, centered around the ANZS Tasman Sea. Carrier Strike Group 1 is homeported in Darwin, Northern Territory. The ANZS Tasman Sea typically embarks with a mixed air group of A-4 Skyhawk fleet defense and strike aircraft, FRS1 and GR.3 Harrier V/STOL strike fighters, and Westland WS-61 helicopters for anti-submarine warfare duties.

  • Carrier Strike Group 1
    • Aircraft Carrier: One (1) Centaur-class Light Aircraft Carrier
    • Destroyers: One (1) Brisbane-class Destroyer
    • Frigates: Two (2) Auckland-class Frigates
    • Submarines: One (1) Oberon-class Submarine
    • Fleet Replenishment: One (1) Durance-class Replenishment Oiler

Amphibious Expeditionary Group[]

The Commonwealth Navy operates one amphibious warfare group, centered around a pair of Bay-class amphibious transport docks.

  • Amphibious Expeditionary Group 2
    • Amphibious Transport Docks: Two (2) Bay-class Amphibious Transport Docks
    • Destroyers: Two (2) Brisbane-class Destroyers
    • Frigates: Two (2) Auckland-class Frigates
    • Submarines: One (1) Oberon-class Submarine

ANZ Air Force[]

ANZC roundel by HCF

The ANZ roundel

ANZC-Papua New Guinea roundel by HCF

Roundel of Papua New Guinea

The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Air Force is the aerial warfare branch of the armed forces, responsible for strategic airlift, aerial defense, and both aerial and space intelligence and reconnaissance. The Air Force is divided into six air groups; air lift, maritime patrol, operational support, strike reconnaissance, surveillance and control, and tactical fighter.

CANZAF markings were changed in 1996 to conform to the new flag of the Commonwealth. The roundels feature a star within a pentagon. The star comes from the flag, and the pentagon is meant to be distinct from the markings of other countries. Seven associated states have air forces or air militias that use modified versions of the ANZ roundel, replacing the star with a local emblem:

  • Alaska: polar bear
  • Hawai'i: humpback whale
  • East Timor: cockatoo
  • Kiribati: frigatebird
  • Maldives: palm
  • Papua: bird of paradise
  • Vanuatu: boar's tusk

Air Lift Group[]

The air lift group is responsible for strategic and tactical airlift as well as aerial refueling operations and VIP transportation performed by the Air Force. The group frequently coordinates with the operational support group to provide resupply and equipment for overseas or combat deployments. The air lift group operates the BAC One-Eleven VIP transport jets, Bell CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopters, Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter, Boeing 707 aerial refueling aircraft, Dassault Falcon 20 short range VIP transport jets, de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou STOL transport planes, and Lockheed C-130 cargo aircraft.

Maritime Patrol Group[]

The maritime patrol group is responsible for patrolling the maritime territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand. The main aircraft operated is the Lockheed P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft which are capable of both maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare.

Operational Support Group[]

The operational support group is responsible for maintaining and supplying military airbases and units with equipment, armament, and supplies necessary to maintain combat and non-combat aerial operations. It is a non-flying group but frequently coordinates with the air lift group to move supplies to various military and combat outposts as well as supporting overseas deployments.

Strike Reconnaissance Group[]

The strike reconnaissance group operates in a strike and reconnaissance role with the General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark and General Dynamics RF-111C Aardvark being operated by the group. The General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark serves as the main interdiction and tactical strike aircraft of the Commonwealth Air Force and the General Dynamics RF-111C Aardvark is the only combat reconnaissance aircraft deployed by the Air Force.

Support Command[]

Support Command is responsible for training new pilots and completing maintenance and field repairs to the aircraft in the Air Force's inventory. The command operates BAC 167 Strikemaster advanced trainers, PAC CT/4 Airtrainer basic trainers, and Hawker Siddeley HS 748 turboprop multi-engine trainers.

Surveillance and Control Group[]

The surveillance and control group is responsible for operating the fleet of airborne warning and control aircraft and electronics warfare aircraft. The primary airborne warning and control aircraft are CAC E-2C airborne early warning aircraft and coordinates with the strike reconnaissance group on the deployment of the CAC RF-111C Aardvarks.

Tactical Fighter Group[]

The tactical fighter group is responsible for air interception, air combat, and air controller missions. The primary aircraft operated are the GAF/Dassault Mirage III fighter jets, McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk attack jets, and BAC 167 Strikemaster light attack jets.

Aircraft[]

Most of the aircraft operated by the Air Force are surviving pre-Doomsday aircraft, and with the destruction of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation factories around Melbourne, post-Doomsday aircraft manufacturing was limited. However, new facilities were constructed outside of Auckland with secondary factories near Adelaide and Bunbury to provide parts and additional capacity.

Fixed Wing Aircraft[]

Designation Quantity Origin Role Image
BAC One-Eleven 2 Royal Australian Air Force Multi-engine trainer
BAC One-Eleven Jet
BAC 167 Strikemaster 16 Royal New Zealand Air Force Jet Trainer/Light Attack
BAC 167 Strikemaster
Boeing 707 7 Royal Australian Air Force Aerial Refueling
Boeing 707 Jet
CAC E-2C Hawkeye 4 Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Airborne Early Warning and Control
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou 30 Royal Australian Air Force STOL Light Transport
De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou
GAF/Dassault Mirage III 98 Royal Australian Air Force Fighter
Dassault Mirage III Fighter
General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark 39 Royal Australian Air Force Fighter-Bomber
General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark
General Dynamics RF-111C Aardvark 4 Royal Australian Air Force Reconnaissance
General Dynamics RF-111C Aardvark
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 2 Royal Australian Air Force Light VIP Transport
Hawker Siddeley HS 748
Lockheed C-130H Hercules 12 Royal New Zealand Air Force Medium Transport
Lockheed C-130H Transport
Lockheed P-3 Orion 31 Royal Australian Air Force/Royal New Zealand Air Force Maritime Patrol
P-3W RAAF 11 Sqn 1990
McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk 14 New Zealand Air Force Light Attack
McDonnell-Douglas A-4K Skyhawk
PAC CT/4 Airtrainer 26 Pacific Aircraft Corporation Basic Trainer
PAC CT-4A Airtrainer

Rotary Wing Aircraft[]

Designation Quantity Origin Role Image
Bell CH-47 Chinook 11 Royal Australian Air Force Heavy Lift
Ch47-chinook-2-
Bell UH-1 Iroquois 77 Royal Australian Air Force & Royal New Zealand Air Force Utility
NellisHueys

Commonwealth Special Air Service Regiment[]

See main article: Commonwealth Special Air Service Regiment

The most potent unit of the Commonwealth Army is the Commonwealth Special Air Service Regiment (CSASR) which is made up of the combined Australian and New Zealand SAS units.

Maritime Border Command[]

The Maritime Border Command is the civilian/military maritime security agency and serves in the same role as a coast guard. The force coordinates with the Air Force, Navy, and civilian Customs and Border Patrol. Naval patrol vessels, aerial patrol aircraft, and civilian employees are responsible for patrolling the Commonwealth's maritime borders and enforcing border requirements on civilian shipping.

Associated Militia[]

While the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand is responsible for the defence of the Associated States, several of the larger nations maintain a militia responsible for border and internal security and certain nations also extend the mission to support Commonwealth military operations. Belau, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Yukon rely on local law enforcement to perform internal security duties with reinforcements and external security provided by the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces..

Alaskan Defense Force[]

See Main Page: Alaskan Defense Force

The Alaskan Defense Force is the national military force for the Free State of Alaska. With the extended maritime borders of the nation and the demilitarized zone on the Islands of Four Mountains, most of the defense forces are aligned towards maritime patrol and patrol in the demilitarized zone. It is also responsible for defending the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System.

The origins of the Alaskan Defense Forces included elements of the 297th Infantry Regiment that survived in Kenai, Kodiak Seward, and Sitka; elements of the Coast Guard Base and Air Station Kodiak; and surviving Army personnel from the 172nd Infantry Brigade that evacuated Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright.

The Defense Force is divided into the Army National Guard and the Coast Guard. It does not have a dedicated air force, instead, air assets are operated by the Coast Guard. The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces provide additional security to the small Alaskan military. There are 2,750 soldiers in the Defense Force with 900 in the Army National Guard and the remaining 1,850 soldiers being in the Coast Guard.

Hawaiian Coast Guard[]

See Main Page: Hawaiian Coast Guard

The Hawaiian Coast Guard is the national defense force for the Kingdom of Hawaii and is primarily responsible for patrolling Hawaiian waters, defending its airspace, and maritime safety. While not maintaining a standing army, the kingdom operates a Rapid Response Unit for both domestic security and to fulfill foreign peacekeeping obligations.

The Hawaiian Coast Guard originated from the Hawaii Army National Guard 299th Cavalry Regiment and 20th Aviation Regiment at Hilo International Airport on the Hawaii Island as well as surviving elements of the 199th Fighter Squadron and both US Navy and US Coast Guard vessels which managed to escape the multiple nuclear blasts targeting Hickam Air Force Base and Navy Station Pearl Harbor.

The Hawaiian Coast Guard maintains 700 members in the Coast Guard and an additional 200 personnel in the Rapid Response Unit. The Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand Armed Forces provide additional support to the Hawaiian Coast Guard.

Maldives National Security Service[]

See Main Page: Maldives National Security Service

The Maldives National Security Service is the armed forces of the Republic of Maldives, responsible for national defense, maritime patrol, and peacekeeping missions. The service is organized into three branches, the Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Special Forces. With the nation being composed of all islands and predominantly being composed of water, the Coast Guard is the most important branch of the service. The Maldives National Security Fore operates the second largest maritime component after the CANZ Navy and the largest of the Associated Militias.

The Maldives Coast Guard has played a major role in supporting anti-piracy operations off the coast of Africa and defending shipping lanes between Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

Papua New Guinea Defence Force[]

See Main Page: Papua New Guinea Defence Force

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force is the military force responsible for the defense of Papua New Guinea. It is composed of a Land Element, Maritime Element, and Air Element. The Land Element and Air Element are the largest of the Associated Militias.

Future[]

The Commonwealth Armed Forces have several active projects to modernize existing military hardware or replace with new equipment.

Army[]

The existing inventory of M113 armored personnel carriers and derivative vehicles have begun to show signs of aging out of service and modernization projects in the early to mid-2000’s have only extended the life of the armored vehicles. While Project Waller was active on Doomsday, after the nuclear war, other priorities resulted in the project being cancelled by the federal government and surviving American M113’s and British FV432’s were utilized the augment the Australian and New Zealander M113’s.

Operations in Papua New Guinea, the North American Pacific Northwest, and former South Africa showed the age of the existing light armor inventory. Modern South American and Siberian armored vehicles has caused military planners in the CANZ to express concern of operational readiness.

Modernization work has been underway since 2004 to upgrade and extend the life of the Leopard tanks. The tanks have been retrofitted with a domestically designed 120 mm tank gun, modern fire control systems, and explosive reactive armor to replace the steel armor. The tanks are planned to remain in service through 2035 and the Australian government has opened up bidding for a replacement tank.

Navy[]

The former heart of the Commonwealth Navy, the ANZS Commonwealth was decommissioned in 2008 after the nation was unable to complete the necessary midlife refueling and refitting. While attempts were made at extending the service life, the ship was unsustainable for the small shipyards of the Commonwealth. Due to the inability to complete major work on the vessel, the Commonwealth Navy removed sensitive materials with input from former United States Navy personnel that had served on the USS Carl Vinson. American former advisors also provided recommendations. The vessel was stripped of useful hardware before being towed to the Mariana Trench and sunk in a military exercise between the Commonwealth Armed Forces and Associated Militias. The ship proved harder to sink that previously estimated and explosive charges were set to sink the vessel. Prior to this, the Commonwealth Navy authorized recommissioning the vessel as the USS *Carl Vinson* and raised the American flag alongside the Commonwealth flag before its final journey.

The ANZS Tasman Sea was refitted in 2017 at the State Dockyards in Newcastle, New South Wales, that were expanded between 1997 and 2010 to handle vessels up to 35,000 long tons. While the vessel is aging, repairs and modernizations completed have extend the aircraft carrier's life to around 2035. In 2019, the Commonwealth Navy unveiled plans for the Resolute-class light carrier. The new vessel is planned to share a similar design to the former HMS Hermes and will capable of operating the existing inventory of V/STOL Harrier jets, A-4 Skyhawk light attack jets, and E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft, as well as utility and antisubmarine warfare helicopters.

The first new aircraft carrier is planned to enter service in 2035 and a second carrier is planned for 2038 to replace the ANZS Tasman Sea.

Marine Corps[]

Air Force[]

Many of the Commonwealth Air Force's aircraft originate to the inventory in the various constituent states prior to Doomsday. Various modernization efforts have been completed to maintain and upgrade the airframes, avionics, and weapons systems. The Dassault Mirage III and McDonnell F-111 Aardvark serve as the main fighter and strike aircraft with the McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk and former remaining in the attack role.

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