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Australian Defence Force
Flag of Australia
 Theaters  N/A
 Uniform  AMCU
The Australian Defence Force is the military organisation comprising Australia’s army, navy, and air force. Its history lies with the Federation of Australia in 1901. Today it is a modern fighting force which works in close cooperation with Southeast Asian nations, NATO, and the United States.
~ In-game description

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is a playable DLC faction in Squad. This faction is the sixth conventional army featured in the game. It was officially announced on July 21, 2020, and was set to be available in 2021.[1]

The faction was originally a fan-made downloadable mod for Squad developed by Midnight Interactive (now Zero Hour Interactive), lead by former OWI developer Chance Blair (a.k.a. ChanceBrahh). The mod was sold to OWI sometime in 2020 and was incorporated officially by OWI as DLC with release 2.15 on April 13, 2022.

History

The Australian Army was founded in 1901 with the Federation of Australia. Since its foundation, the Australian Army has actively protected Australia’s citizens and national interests. Since its trial-by-fire at Gallipoli, where the ANZAC spirit was born, the Australian Army’s involvement in wars and peacekeeping missions has been extensive. The Australian Army has gained immense experience and is among the most technologically advanced armies in the world. Recent conflicts include East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The Australian Army collaborates very closely with the U.S, U.K, New Zealand, Canada and Japan.

Flag

The flag that represents the Australian Army in Squad is the Australian National Flag. The current version of the flag was adopted in 1908. The flag features a blue background with the Union Jack in the top left corner, with the Commonwealth Star underneath it. On the right of the flag is the Southern Cross constellation.

Kits and Equipment

Role Type Role Primary Weapon Secondary Weapon Explosives Smoke Grenades Medical Supplies Addtl. Equipment

Command and Support

Section Leader
  • EF88 Tracer + Grippod, 7 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenades
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • M18 Smoke Red, 1 grenade
  • M18 Smoke Blue, 1 grenade
  • EF88 Tracer + ET552 + Grippod, 7 mags
  • EF88 Tracer + Specter + Grippod, 6 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
Lead Crewman
  • EF88C Tracer + Specter, 2 mags
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Lead Pilot
  • EF88C Tracer + Specter, 2 mags
  • M18 Smoke Red, 2 grenades
Medic
  • EF88 + ET552, 6 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • M18 Smoke Red, 2 grenades
  • EF88 + Specter, 6 mags
Crewman
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenade
Pilot
  • M18 Smoke Red, 2 grenade

Direct Combat

Rifleman
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenades
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • EF88 + ET552, 6 mags
  • EF88 + Specter, 6 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
Automatic Rifleman
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenade

Fire Support

Automatic Rifleman
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
Grenadier
  • EF88 SL40 + Specter, 6 mags
  • SL40 High Explosive Dual Purpose, 10 rounds
  • SL40 Smoke Marker White, 2 rounds
  • SL40 Smoke Marker Blue, 2 rounds
  • SL40 Smoke Marker Red, 2 rounds
Light Anti-Tank
  • EF88 + ET552, 6 mags
  • M72A7 LAW High Explosive Anti-Tank, 1 rocket
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenade
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • EF88 + Specter, 6 mags
  • M72A7 LAW High Explosive Anti-Tank, 1 rocket
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenade
Marksman
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades

Specialist

Machine Gunner
  • Maximi + Specter, 6 ammo pouches
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenade
Heavy Anti-Tank
  • M3 MAAWS Tandem Heavy Anti-Tank, 1 round
  • M3 MAAWS High Explosive Anti Tank, 1 round
  • EF88 + ET552, 4 mags
Combat Engineer
  • Comp B (30s Fuze), 1 block
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades
  • EF88 + Specter, 4 mags
  • M15 Anti-Tank Mine, 4 Mines
  • M18 Smoke White, 2 grenades

Miscellaneous

Recruit
Unarmed

In-Game Equipment

The Australian Defence Force fields many variable-zoom optics for their small arms, combined with a high rate of fire and flat ballistics, making the faction one of the strongest in infantry combat. They are distinct in their clothing, with many of their soldiers wearing ballistic glasses and their marksman wearing a boonie hat.

The ADF vehicle lineup is somewhat simplistic, with one type of vehicle for each class. Nevertheless. These vehicles are balanced and adequately cover the typical operational needs in terms of firepower, protection, and maneuverability. The simplest playstyle is often the most effective.

Weapons

Small Arms

Grenades and Launchers

  • M18 - Smoke Grenade
  • F1 - Fragmentation Grenade
  • SL40 - Underbarrel Grenade Launcher
  • M72A7 LAW - Rocket Launcher
  • M3 MAAWS - Recoilless Rifle

Emplacements

Equipment

Vehicles

Land Vehicles

Boats

Aircraft

*Commander Asset

Units

Flag of Australia 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
The 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), is a respected infantry battalion within the Australian Army. Operating as an air assault unit, 3RAR specializes in rapid deployment and mobility. Known for its professionalism and adaptability, the battalion is trained to respond swiftly to various operational scenarios, both domestically and internationally. With a strong focus on training and readiness, 3RAR plays a crucial role in ensuring the security and defense of Australia, upholding the traditions of the Royal Australian Regiment.
Icon AirAssault
Air Assault

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Helicopters
  • Addtl. HAT roles
  • Addtl. AGL Emplacement
  • Addtl. ATGM Emplacement
Air Assault - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Air Assault - Defense
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Flag of Australia 3rd Brigade Battle Group
3rd Brigade
The Australian 3rd Brigade is a dynamic and versatile formation within the Australian Army. Comprising a diverse range of combat units, this brigade is known for its adaptability and operational flexibility. With a mix of infantry, armored, and combat support elements, the 3rd Brigade is well-equipped to handle a wide array of missions, both at home and abroad. This diversity allows the brigade to effectively respond to various challenges, from conventional warfare to peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
Icon CombinedArms
Combined Arms

Specializations:

  • Balanced Roster
Combined Arms - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms - Offense (Medium Layer)
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms - Defense (Medium Layer)
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Combined Arms (Small Layer)
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Flag of Australia 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), is a distinguished mechanized infantry battalion within the Australian Army, renowned for its combat proficiency and readiness. Comprising skilled soldiers, 1RAR excels in various infantry tactics, from peacekeeping to crisis response. With a rich heritage and unwavering commitment, the battalion plays a pivotal role in the nation's defense, exemplifying strength and capability within the Australian Defence Force.
Icon Tracked
Mechanized

Specializations:

  • Addtl. IFVs
  • Tracked Armor Priority
Mechanized - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Mechanized - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables


Media

Gallery

Full Release

Pre-Release

See also

References


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