Andrean Armed Forces are broken into three main groups which are under the
direct control of the Ascendant. The Ministry of War conducts the buercratic
functions of the military, and is the chief device through which the Ascendant
controls the forces. All three divisions have a combined budget of approximately
aM70 billion. The three division of the military are as follows:
The Strategic Space Command.
The Space command controls the strategic nuclear and nuclear defense systems. The systems are divided between land and space based systems. The Space Command has recently begun a nuclear disarmament program in conjunction with the other branches of the military. Once complete, the Space Command's sole responsibility will be the protection of Andrea from space based threats. To this end, the SSC has begun an ambitious program of anti-missle and space technology development.
The Air Guard is responsible for maintaining the sovereignty of Andrean airspace in the event of a war. There are 5 tactical defense wings in the Air Guard.
Coast Guard is responsible for maintaining the sovereignty of Andrean
waters and protecting merchant shipping. It is comprised of 30 frigates,
42 corvettes, and numerous boats.
220,000 troops, 3 Battleships, 70 Battle Cruisers, 29 Destroyers, 43 Frigates, 116 Light Cruisers, 19 Aircraft Carriers, 60 Submarines
Legion - Marine
Legion - Air
In addition to the regular military, there are an estimated 1,485 private military forces employing over 3,000,000 in Andrea. These range from professional police and security companies to mercenary armies and corporate security forces. As there is no regulation of weapons in Andrea, these forces are extremely well armed.
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