List of equipment of the Astronean Armed Forces

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The equipment of the Astronean Armed Forces is constantly undergoing modernization and updates to existing systems. The following list is a comprehensive inventory of the equipment currently in service with all branches of the AAF. It includes small arms, combat vehicles, aircraft, naval vessels and transport vehicles. The Astronean Armed Forces is charged with defending Astronea, its people and its interests, both at home and abroad.

Members of the 85th Light Infantry Brigade shoulder their AMW 280 rifles as they disembark from an EC725 helicopter.

Infantry weapons[edit]

Pistols[edit]

Name Type Cartridge Image Details
AP-84 Duty Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm AP84.png Duty variant of the AP-84 purchased as an interim replacement for previous 50s era steel-framed semi automatic pistols. Although purchased as an interim weapon, they will continue to be used until the end of their life cycles. Favoured by Special Forces.
AP-92 "Spekter" Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm, .40 File:AP-92 Spekter.png AP-92 adopted as new standard issue pistol, replacing previous generation sidearms and eventually the AP-84. Standard sidearm of the AWD.

Assault, battle rifles[edit]

Name Type Cartridge Image Details
AMW-280 Assault rifle .280 ACC File:AMW 280.png The AMW 280 is the standard assault rifle of the armed forces. It was designed as a direct response to growing needs for an intermediate cartridge capable of providing comparable bullet velocity to large caliber rounds, with the recoil and compact size of a smaller cartridge. The AMW boasts ballistics comparable to a 7.62 battle rifle and the control and compact size of a 5.56 carbine. This allows the rifle to outperform other contemporary rifles in terms of range, bullet velocity and stopping power, without compromising weight, magazine capacity or maneuverability. The AMW is a modular rifle, with lightweight parts and the ability to fulfill a wide variety of roles. It can be fitted with a variety of optical sights and illumination devices, as well as underslung weapons.
AMW-LSW (light support weapon) Squad automatic weapon/Light support weapon .280 ACC File:AMW LSW.png The AMW LSW is the standard light support weapon of the ARA. It features a longer barrel and a bipod for greater range and accuracy. Many parts are interchangeable with the AMW-280, including the same magazine. The LSW is capable of a high rate of accurate sustained fire at ranges up to 1,000 meters.
AMW 280-C (carbine) Carbine .280 ACC File:AMW 280-C.png A carbine variant of the AMW 280, featuring shorter barrel length and superior erganomics, fielded by Astronean Light Infantry (paras) and vehicle crews.
AM-96 ISW (improved service weapon) Assault rifle 5.56x45mm AM-98.png Based on the older AM-64 rifle, the ISW is a modernized version currently in service with some interior troops and police units as a stop-gap until they are replaced by the newer AMW 280.
AMW DMR (designated marksman rifle) Sharpshooter rifle .280 ACC File:AMW DMR.png The primary designated marksman rifle version of the AMW-280. It is equipped with an ACOG optical sight, extended stock and bipod for long-range engagements. Standard procedure is to equip every squad with one DMR for individual target elimination. It is estimated a well trained marksman can eliminate one enemy per every three shots within a seven hundred metre range in the right conditions.
TPS TSK OSW (Operational Special Weapon) Battle rifle/Marksman rifle 7.62×51mm TSK OSW.png The favoured primary weapon of Astronean Tier 1 Special Forces, the TSK OSW (Operational Special Weapon) is a modernized variant of the Astronean TSK series of battle rifle, with lightweight aluminium furniture and a shorter barrel length. The OSW upgrades a proven weapon platform using modern manufacturing techniques to create an affordable and effective combat rifle, up to par with modern competitors. Its large caliber round is able to place shots accurately at extended ranges, acting if necessary as a marksman rifle with relative ease. Superior ergonomics and materials also allow for better control in fully automatic sustained fire, something the original TSK struggled with.

Shotguns[edit]

Name Type Cartridge Image Details
Haulis 12 Tactical Semi-automatic shotgun 12-gauge Haulis 12.png Based on a heavily modified AM-64 frame. Magazine fed, with a folding stock, shortened barrel, breacher choke and full RIS for mounting optics and illumination devices. May be equipped with 5 or 10 round magazines. Used by counter-terror units, AWD and other Special Forces units for close-quarters combat.
H-10 Rosvo Pump-action shotgun 12-gauge File:H-09 Rosvo.png Pump-action shotgun customized for military use. Features an adjustable stock, piccatiny rail, foregrip, pistol light mount, breaching choke and external shell holders. Designed for use in close-quarters, dynamic entry and breaching. Able to load a variety of shells, including slug, buckshot, flechette, 12G fragmentation and less-lethal beanbags and rubber pellets. Issued to soldiers fighting in urban environments, as well as Special Forces.

Sniper and anti-material rifles[edit]

Name Type Cartridge Image Details
PG-093 Mamba Bolt action sniper rifle 7.62×51mm File:PG 093.png Primary sniper rifle of the AAF, used by snipers of the ARA and Special Forces, as well as police units. Equipped with fiberglass stock, bipod, muzzle brake and threaded barrel. Uses ten round detachable box magazine.
TPS R-30 Bolt action sniper rifle Interchangeable between .308, .300 Magnum and .338 Magnum File:TPS R30.png Modern precision sniper rifle with the ability to change caliber in the field by changing the bolt. Uses lightweight materials and a collapsible stock, custom designed to meet specific requests of Special Forces personnel. Accurate up to 1,600 metres, weighing only 6kg. Fielded by AWD and SPRG units.
LMK-9 Anti-material rifle 12.7x100mm LMK-9.png The LMK-9 is intended to engage a variety of targets, including radar installations, light vehicles (including light armoured vehicles), field fortifications, boats and ammunition dumps. The standard ammunition combines a penetrator with high-explosive and incendiary effects in a single round. It is used by Special Forces and special units of the Army, such as snipers, weapon squads and demolitions squads.
LMK-10 Chiúin Anti-material rifle 12.7x100mm File:LMK 10.png Special purpose version of the LMK-9, the barrel has been replaced with an integral suppressor. Designed for covert and counter-sniper operations. In service with Special Forces and counter-terrorism units.

Submachine guns[edit]

Name Type Cartridge Image Details
KP-14 PDW Personal defence weapon 9x19mm, .45 File:KP 14.png Recently developed PDW intended as a smaller caliber, more controllable alternative to carbines. Used by AWD, SPRG, military police units and some vehicle crews. While the Astronean Armed Forces has carbine versions of most of their full length firearms, the military was lacking a pistol caliber submachine gun. Looking at foreign designs and drawing from domestic technological advancements in firearms, TPS created the KP-14 in 2013, which was officially adopted into service a year later. The KP-14 can be most commonly found among vehicle crews and police units. Its small caliber allows easy control of the weapon, even in fully automatic fire. The KP-14 operates with a fully closed and locked rotating bolt, improving user safety over open bolt designs. Another modern design is its short stroke gas piston, a similar version to the AMW-280, albeit scaled down. This grants the KP-14 the reliability needed to operate in adverse weather conditions without malfunction. Being a modern weapon, the KP-14 also features a full RIS for mounting optics and sights, as well as the ability to switch between barrel lengths in the field to adapt to situations as they present themselves.
KP-2000 machine pistol Machine pistol 9x19mm KP-9.png Select-fire machine pistol designed for use with police, airborne and counter-terror units. The KP-2000 uses 10, 20 or 30 round detachable box magazines, fed into the pistol grip of the weapon. The KP-2000 is designed to be as light and as small as possible without external attachments, and as such features a side-folding stock and folding foregrip. This makes it incredibly convenient in small spaces such as vehicles and aircraft, and is ideally suited for vehicle crews and close-quarters combat. It is a short-recoil, locking rotating barrel design with a rapid 900 RPM rate of fire, able to mount optics and illumination devices, as well as a suppressor.
KP-280 Personal defence weapon 6.25x45mm KP-280.png A bullpup rifle caliber PDW chambered in a necked-down .280 ACC cartridge, deisgned to give high velocity and stopping power while being ultra-compact with a high rate of fire. Currently in service with AWD and SPRG Special Forces groups. The 6.25x45mm round is designed to defeat body armour at close rangers with superior velocity and power compared to its smaller caliber competitors, while still being small enough to feed in an SMG-sized firearm. The KP-280 features a fixed foregrip that doubles as the trigger guard, uses a flip-up front sight and comes equpped with a full RIS for equipping optics and illumination devices.

Machine guns[edit]

Name Type Cartridge Image Details
KN-3 AO MMG General-purpose machine gun 7.62x51mm File:KN3 AO.png Revamped version of KN-3, the AO version is a complete overhaul and modernization. Serves as Astronea's primary general-purpose machine gun, used by all branches of the AAF and fitted on all kinds of ground vehicles and aircraft.
KN-4 SOV Light machine gun 5.56x45mm File:Kn4 v2.png Belt fed light machine gun designed for operations where suppressive capability is required, but weight is a concern. An integral bipod allows for stable, accurate and sustained fire. Polymer parts reduce the overall weight of the weapon by 1 kg, allowing it to be used effectively in a CQB environment. The SOV boasts a 900 rpm, giving the user the ability suppress any target to great effect at ranges up to 800 metres. In service with the Republican Marine Commandos, AWD and SPRG.
TMG-99 Heavy machine gun 12.7x100mm File:TGM-99.png Belt fed standard-issue heavy-caliber machine gun of the AAF. Uses a gas-operated rotating bolt design. Able to be deployed on a bipod or a tripod, or mounted on vehicles. The TMG-99 features lower recoil than other heavy machine guns due to its rotating bolt design. Has a mounting bracket and piccatiny rail for optics, comes standard with a 4x magnification sight. The barrel uses high tech alloys in its manufacture, resulting in excellent accuracy. Reduced weight allows the weapon to be carried and maneuvered more easily by individual soldiers.
TMG-76 Heavy machine gun 12.7x100m File:TMG-76.png The TMG-76 is a belt-fed heavy-caliber machine gun designed in 1976. It as a rate of fire of 700-800 rounds per minute, and an effective range from 1,500 m (1,600 yd) to 2,000 m (2,200 yd) against airborne and ground targets, respectively. A loaded ammunition belt with 50 rounds weighs 11 kg (24 lb). The TMG-76 has significant recoil due to its caliber, and has since been replaced in frontline service by the TMG-99, although significant numbers remain in reserve and surplus storage.

Anti-armour, structure and air[edit]

Name Type Warhead Image Details
MP-ATW Anti-tank weapon 150mm combined overfly top attack/direct MP-ATW.png Disposable, man-portable, short range fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile system. Uses a top-down attack warhead, allowing it to defeat most modern armour threats, and due to soft launch technology, can safely be fired from enclosed spaces. Fiberglass materials keep the weight of the launcher at 12.5kg. Guidance is obtained using predicted line of sight (PLOS); for a moving target, the gunner maintains tracking for three seconds, training the missile's guidance electronics to compute the target's angular speed. After launch the missile flies autonomously to the target adjusting the necessary corrections according to the data acquired by the tracking. Primary man-portable anti tank weapon of the AAF.
D-PAT Anti-tank weapon 64mm HEAT File:D-PAT.png Disposable anti tank rocket, compact, lightweight, designed for lightly armoured targets, frequently used against structures. In service across the AAF.
RBJ-CS Anti-structure weapon 90mm File:RBJ CS.png Reusable, man-portable guided anti-structure weapon. It is designed to destroy hardened structures, such as bunkers, buildings and other fixed positions. Comes in three variations; MP-multi purpose for defeating armour and fortifications, AS for anti structure, able to demolish entire buildings and WB for wall breaching, a unique warhead which is specifically designed to punch a large man sized hole in walls, allowing it to be breached from the other side. Features a carry handle for additional mobility and handling. Is able to be fired from confined spacesm, featuring a "countermass" system which counteracts the recoil of the weapon upon firing. The countermass consists of shredded plastic, which is launched out of the rear of the weapon when it is fired. This plastic is rapidly slowed by air resistance, allowing the weapon to be fired safely within an enclosed space. In use by Astronean Expeditionary Force, Republican Marine Commandos and Saighead Regiment.
PGAAM Ollnóva MANPAD (Man-portable air-defense system) Anti-air weapon 22mm x 3 File:PGAM.png Highl velocity air defence missile system capable of engaging helicopters and other low flying aircraft. Features a unique warhead that uses 3 submunitions to increase the probability of successfuly hitting the operator's target. These dart-like submunitions are packed with direct impact fuzes and fragment upon contact with a target, propelling shrapnel at incredibly high velocities. The PGAM does not use conventional IR tracking to detect targets, instead using laser beam riding technologies which make the missile difficult to jam with conventional countermeasures such as flares and ECM. No lock on is required with the PGAM; as soon as a target presents itself, the operator can pull the trigger and track the target optically. On board laser tracking means that the operator only has to aim in the direction of the aircraft and the PGAM warhead will propel itself automatically to the target. The missile itself moves at speeds of over Mach 4, and upon reaching the target, will fire off its 3 independently tracked submunitions. This creates a wider area of effect on the target, improving the chance to hit. The beam riding system itself using a low signature laser, making it nearly undetectable by onboard enemy RWR systems. Useful for engaging "pop up" targets which only present themselves for a short period of time. Fielded across the AAF.
VS-92 Snáthaid Anti-tank guided missile 4.6 kg (10 lb) HEAT File:VS-92 Snáthaid.png Advanced SACLOS laser-beam riding ATGM designed to engage and destroy main battle tanks. The VS-92 is lighter than other ATGM designs of its role, though heavier than a shoulder-launched design. The VS-92 is able to engage targets at ranges of up to 10 km, and can penetrate 1300mm of RHA after ERA, thanks to its tandem HEAT warhead. The VS-92 entered service in 1992 and has since become the primary ATGM of the AAF.

Grenade launchers[edit]

Name Type Caliber Image Details
AG-11 grenade launcher Under-barrel and standalone grenade launcher 40mm grenade AG-11.png Single shot 40 mm grenade launcher that attaches to assault rifles of various types. The AG-11 attaches under the barrel of the rifle via RIS mounts, and features a trigger group with a manual safety lever and a pistol grip for ease of handling. Aiming is accomplished using standard ladder sights, which are located on the left side of the launcher body and folded down when not in use. The AG-11 can fire a variety of munitions including HEDP, fragmentation, smoke and CS cannisters, as well as flare illumination rounds. As a standalone version, the AG-11 is equipped with folding leaf sights, a retractable stock, piccatiny rails for mounting optics and a laser-aiming module, a sling bracket and a folding foregrip. The AG-11 uses a break-action steel barrel, swinging out on the left for loading shells.
AG-43 Hallstrim Multi-shot grenade launcer 43mm grenade File:AG-57.png A compact, lightweight three round grenade launcher provides devastating direct fire in close quarters, able to be fired in confined areas without risk to the operator due to the rounds' intense yet relatively small blast radius. Originally designed for urban warfare and riot control, the Hallstrim is able to fire HE, Frag, Thermobaric and a variety of non-lethal munitions. The AG-43 was designed in 1997 in the midst of civil unrest and political turmoil. Riot Police needed an effective device for firing non-lethal munitions to disperse rioters and violent protestors in quick succession. The end product, the AG-43, proved more than capable of dispensing large quantities of tear gas, rubber projectiles and bean bag munitions. Lightweight and easy to operate and reload, the "Hallstrim" (Hailstorm) as it later became known, could fire three rounds quickly and be reloaded in a matter of seconds before being fired again, reducing the downtime of the weapon and upscaling the rate of fire. While its original purpose was for crowd control, growing counter terrorism doctrine called for the development of lethal munitions. This lead to a line of 43mm HE, thermobaric and fragmentation grenades capable of being fired in close quarters.
AG-96 Automatic grenade launcher 40mm grenade File:KNP-96.png Automatic grenade machine gun in use by the AAF since 1996. Designed with durability and mobility in mind, the AG-96 has a reduced weight compared to other designs thanks to its use of polymer and skeletal tripod design. The AG-96 is used as a fire-support weapon by AAF troops both as an infantry weapon and mounted on vehicles. The AG-96 uses a reliable blow-forward gas design and has a maximum range of 1500 m. The weapon uses belt-fed grenades, loaded via a feed tray from the left side of the weapon. The receiver features mounting brackets for a box magazine. The AG-96 uses adjustable ladder sights, and features a back up front-sight as well as a piccatiny rail for mounting optics or targeting module.

Indirect-fire weapons[edit]

Name Type Caliber Image Details
JLV-82 Mortar 82mm File:JLV-82.png The standard mortar of the AAF, the JLV-82 is deployed with a three or four man team. Initially introduced to augment light infantry with a more mobile fire support weapon, the JLVs quickly found favour among the Astronean soldiers who used them, and a contract was awarded to begin large scale manufacture and implementation into the AAF, replacing older, heavier and more inaccurate models. The JLV has a maximum fire range of 5,600 metres, with a rate of fire of up to 30 rounds a minute with a well trained mortar team. With a total weight of 36 kg, the weapon system is notably easy to quickly disassemble and reassemble in its three parts, this with its light weight allowing for shoot and scoot tactics of mobile infantry mortar teams.
JLR-82 Vasara Gun-mortar 82mm File:JLR-82.png An automatic 82 mm gun-mortar developed in Astronea in 1978. Unlike conventional mortars, the JLR can fire in single and automatic mode using four-round clips. Rounds can be loaded from either the muzzle or the breech. Because of its wheeled carriage, the 2B9 resembles a light artillery piece more than a conventional mortar. It has served with the Astronean Light Infantry and Artillery Corps with distinction, being used extensively in counter-insurgency, urban and mountain warfare. The JLR is able to fire a blistering 120 rpm at ranges of up to 5,800 metres, giving it a distinct advantage over tube-mortars in firepower.

Grenades and mines[edit]

Name Type Detonation Image Details
KN-60 Fragmentation grenade Fuse KN-60.png The KN-60 is a cost effective fragmentation grenade in service with Astronean Armed Forces since the 1960s. Rugged, primitive, but effective, the KN-70 uses a delayed fuse activated by a striker located in a safety lever which is kept in place by a safety pin, much like other contemporary grenades. It has a 4-5 second fuse, contains 180g of high explosive and has a lethal range of 10 m (33 ft).
DIM-62 High Explosive grenade Fuse File:DIM 62.png Employs a high volume of explosive (0.20kg of TNT) to jar and disorientate targets via the force of the concussive blast. It is also intended as a demoltion grenade, capable of causing major structural damage to buildings and equipment. Used in close-quarters environments and by combat engineers and demolition teams.
SK-55/90 Smoke grenade Fuse File:SK55.png A simple but effective smoke grenade designed for masking troop movements and signalling, the SK-55/90 produces a ploom of smoke upon ignition that lasts around 55-90 seconds, as the designation suggests. The SK has been in service with Astronean forces for decades, and is still produced today by Bavra Chemical Solutions.
X-DIR Directional anti-personnel mine Remote activated blasting cap, IR laser tripwire X-DIR.png Advanced anti personnel mine, one of the first weapons to be synchronized to a "smart" electronic squad interface system. Syncs to IFF signatures of friendly devices, preventing friendlies from triggering the mine. If an friendly device module passes by the mine within 1 metre, the mine will temporarily disarm. Can be controlled remotely via signal link to the operator, allowing the operator to arm, disarm or remotely detonate the mine. The mine is triggered by the breaking of an infared laser tripwire. The housing of the mine's body is packed with ball bearings, which when triggered, fire at high velocity in a 180 degree cone. Lethal at close range. The X-DIR uses a number of plastic materials, making it difficult to detect by mine sweepers.
Sammakko 67 Bounding anti-personnel mine 10 kg push or 6 kg pull File:Sammakko 67.png Anti-personnel mine designed for area denial, concealed most frequently by being buried into earth or sand. Features an anti tampering device that self destructs if disarming attempts are made. The mine has a short tubular olive green or sand colored plastic body inside which is the steel bounding body of the mine. The mine is triggered when the fuze cap tilts, either because of pressure on one of the prongs or a pull on an attached tripwire. The tilting fuze mechanism is not affected by overpressure. When the mine is triggered, a spring-loaded firing pin fires a percussion cap inside the fuze, which ignites a propelling charge at the base of the mine. The propellant charge launches the mine up out of the ground and into the air. When the mine reaches a height of approximately 50 cm above ground, an integral tether wire (connecting it to the plastic body from which it was launched) tugs on a spring-loaded firing pin in the body of the mine, which detonates the main explosive charge. Embedded in a plastic fragmentation sleeve surrounding the main explosive charge are approximately 1,000 pre-cut steel fragments, which are projected at high velocity in all directions. The mine has a lethal radius of 25 m, but the fragments remain dangerous at a considerable distance beyond that e.g. can inflict deeply penetrating eye wounds. The time taken from triggering the mine to detonation is approximately one second, so there is no time to take cover from the blast. The power source are two 1.5 V batteries and the operational life is longer than a year.
VMP-5/5 anti-tank mine Anti-tank mine Air pressure, seismic, magnetic File:SVP 5.5.png Plastic-case, minimal metal anti-tank mine designed by Ostresh Advanced Systems. The mine is fitted with 5.5 kg of Composition B explosive, and uses an electronic microprocessor controlled fuze with magnetic, seismic and pressure sensors allowing it to discriminate between targets. It can be command detonated.

Artillery and air-defence[edit]

Name Type Caliber/warhead Image Details
KS-155 Toirneach Towed howitzer 155mm File:KS-155 Toirneach.png A modern towed, helicopter-transportable artillery piece designed by Ukonnen Kinetics Group. Firing a potent 155mm shell, the KS-155 is capable of reaching distances of up to 30 km using specially designed extended-range munitions. The design of the KS-155 incorporates various lightweight materials such as alluminium and titanium alloys, significantly reducing the overall weight of the system which enables it to be lifted and transported by helicopter, being approximately a third of the weight of conventional howitzers. Its rate of fire is between 2-4 rounds per minute, aided by the help of a semi-automatic loading system incorporated into the breach of the gun. Using shock bracket-mounted suspension and shock absorbers that are integrated into the fire-control system of the gun reduces the recoil force of the gun by up to half. The main chassis of the KS-155 is fitted with an Arras Automatives heavy-duty engine, allowing for the weapon to be self propelled at speeds of up to 20 km/h for purposes of short range movement, useful for moving batteries into place without needing to be towed by an auxillery vehicle. This, combined with the semi-automatic loading system, reduces fatigue on the crew significantly, allowing for more streamlined and efficient firing for longer periods of time without pause. The KS-155 has been incorporated into self-propelled systems based on the Buralo AMV chassis of armoured vehicles, using additional lightweighting technologies to allow the weapon platform to move quickly at speed.