The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
The organization constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's headquarters are located in Haren, Brussels, Belgium.
Decades of economic and political turbulence across member states have left NATO weakened, and facing a strategic paradigm shift. With CSAT political and military influence dominating from the Pacific to the Mediterranean, NATO seeks to consolidate their diminished forces around traditional strongholds. As tensions continue to grow in the east, a US-led joint NATO-AAF peacekeeping force stationed on Stratis - Task Force Aegis - is in the middle of a staged draw-down.
Operation Arrowhead (2012)Edit
NATO forces consisting of elements from the Army of the Czech Republic, British Armed Forces, and German Kommando Spezialkrafte were sent to Takistan to assist the U.S. Army in 2012.
The East Wind (2035) Edit
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) makes up of Arma 3’s western forces, including many elements from the US Army and multi-national Special Operations unit called CTRG.
Apex Protocol (2035) Edit
CTRG and NATO forces are sent to Tanoa in 2035 as well to provide foreign humanitarian aid after a natural disaster.
US Army and British UKSF soldiers are very similarly equipped, this is due to an international effort to standardize NATO equipment. Both sub-factions use Carrier Rigs (Crye Armor Chassis), Enhanced Combat Helmets, and are equipped with MX series service rifles. US Army units are issued Multicam Combat Uniforms (Crye G2 pants and combat shirts, Ringers gloves, as well as Lowa boots), while British UKSF wear similar uniforms with a Triangular Dazzle pattern. US Army gear is often brown or green with numerous variations, while British UKSF wear coyote-brown vests and headgear sprayed over with snakeskin.
The MX 6.5 mm, designed by CMMG, Inc. chambers the 6.5x39 mm caseless round. The MX series rifle is standard issue for NATO forces, and comes in 4 versions: a standard rifle (with an optional underslung 3GL), a carbine, a LMG, and a DMR. The P07 9 mm is the standard sidearm for NATO units, while officers carry the 4-five .45 ACP. The MXM 6.5 mm is used for marksman roles, alongside the Mk-I EMR 7.62 mm DMR. The M320 LRR .408 and MAR-10 .338 are used for long-range engagements and sniping, along with the SPMG .338 as a support weapon. Pilots typically carry the Vermin SMG .45 ACP, while divers carry the SDAR 5.56 mm underwater rifle. Anti-tank and anti-air weapons such as the PCML and Titan are used by NATO missile specialists.
Ground ForcesEditNATO ground forces consist of the 7th Mechanized Brigade, 111th Infantry Division of the US Army. An unknown unit of the US Army is known to be stationed on Tanoa.
Ground Assets Edit
NATO forces use the Hunter M-ATV as a standard ground utility vehicle. It is a medium sized MRAP made for multipurpose use and comes in unarmed, RCWS HMG, and RCWS GMG variants. The HEMTT is an 8-wheeled truck used for multi-purpose roles such as troop and cargo transport. Special operations and utility units use Quad Bikes for general transport and other roles.
For combat the M2A1 Slammer functions as NATO's main battle tank for ground combat operations in the region. The AMV-7 Marshall is used as an amphibious APC for ground troops, in addition to the IFV-6c Panther infantry fighting vehicle. The IFV-6a Cheetah serves as self propelled anti-air support, while the M4 Scorcher and M5 Sandstorm MLRS platforms are used as mobile artillery systems.
NATO aircraft appear to be of mostly American origin and utilize geometric stealth radar-resistant technologies. Helicopters fielded include the AH-99 Blackfoot attack helo, MH-9 Hummingbird and AH-9 Pawnee light utility transport and attack variant respectively, the CH-67 Huron and UH-80 Ghost Hawk utility helicopters, and the MQ-12 Falcon unmanned observation and attack platform. NATO fixed-wing assets include the A-164 Wipeout ground attack jet, F/A-181 Black Wasp II multi-role carrier-based fighter, MQ4A Greyhawk unmanned combat aerial vehicle and Sentinel carrier-based UCAV. The V-44X Blackfish rounds out known NATO aircraft, providing heavy-lift transport or CAS capabilities depending on the variant.
NATO uses a variety of vessels including the Speedboat, Assault Boat, and SDV. The spearhead of NATO's military presence in the Mediterranean is the CVN-83 USS Freedom, a nuclear-powered supercarrier. CTRG are seen to operate from the HMS Proteus, an Astute-class Submarine.
NATO forces operate the Stomper UGV as both an unarmed logistics platform and an armed combat vehicle, mounting a 12.7 mm HMG and a 40 mm GMG in a RCWS. NATO troops also employ the AR-2 Darter Mircro-UAV and two UAVs, the MQ-4A Greyhawk and UCAV Sentinel for recon and ground attacks. For naval air defense NATO employ the Praetorian 1C AAA as well as the Mk-49 Spartan and Mk-21 Centurion SAM systems.
NATO special operations deployed to the Republic of Altis and Stratis theater consist of reconnaissance, combat diver teams, and sniper teams.
Sniper teams are usually fielded in groups of two, made up of a sniper and a spotter. Teams are equipped with Gillie Suits, Chest Rigs, and Balaclavas. Snipers are armed with camouflaged M320 LRR sniper rifles and suppressed P07s, while spotters field suppressed MX rifles and suppressed P07s. Snipers are equipped with Rangefinders, while Spotters carry Laser Designators. Scout-sniper operations usually consist of very slow, stealthy movement and can last days on end. Tasks include observing and relaying enemy movement, as well as engaging high value targets or providing fire support for friendly forces in the vicinity.
Recon teams are equipped with Booniehats, Beanies, and other light headgear along with Chest Rigs without ballistic protection. Recon teams utilize suppressed weapons.
NATO divers are equipped with SDAR underwater-capable rifles and suppressed P07 pistols. They use re-breathers and wear black wet suits.