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Middle Eastern Alliance
MEA Flag.png
 Theaters  Eastern Europe:
Mestia
Middle East:
Al Basrah, Fallujah, Mutaha
Southern Asia:
Chora, Kokan, Lashkar Valley, Logar Valley
 Uniform  DBDU
The MEA is a military organisation formed out of the need to coordinate resources and defence policy between a number of aligned nations in the region. Their use of well-trained indigenous personnel and stockpiles of foreign armament means that they are well adapted to fighting against the most technologically advanced of opponents.
~ In-game description

The Middle Eastern Alliance (MEA) is a playable faction in Squad. This faction is the fifth conventional army featured in the game. It was officially announced on July 21, 2020[1] and was released on September 23, 2020 as part of the v1.0 update.

Flag

The MEA flag has a background of three colored horizontal stripes, light blue, black, and green. In the foreground, there is a white Hawk of Quraish holding a scimitar in each paw, with a seven-pointed star above its head.

Kits and Equipment

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

Command and Support

Squad Leader
  • G3A4 + Tracer, 7 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenades
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
  • M18 Yellow Smoke, 1 grenade
  • M18 Green Smoke, 1 grenade
  • G3A4 + Z-Point + Tracer, 7 mags
  • G3A4 + ZF1 + Tracer, 6 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 Grenade
Lead Crewman
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
Lead Pilot
  • M18 Yellow Smoke, 2 grenades
Medic
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
  • M18 Yellow Smoke, 2 grenades
Crewman
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
Pilot
  • M18 Yellow Smoke, 2 grenades

Direct Combat

Rifleman
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenades
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
  • G3A3 + Z-Point, 7 mags
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
Automatic Rifleman
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades

Fire Support

Automatic Rifleman
  • G3A3 + ZF1, 7 drum mags
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
Grenadier
  • HK79 High Explosive, 10 rounds
  • HK79 Smoke Marker White, 2 rounds
  • HK79 Smoke Marker Blue, 2 rounds
  • HK79 Smoke Marker Red, 2 rounds
Light Anti-Tank
  • RPG-7V2 High Explosive Anti-Tank, 1 rocket
  • RPG-7V2 Fragmentation, 2 rockets
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
  • RPG-26 High Explosive Anti-Tank, 1 rocket
  • F1 Fragmentation, 2 grenades
Marksman
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades

Specialist

Machine Gunner
  • MG3, 4 ammo boxes
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
Heavy Anti-Tank
  • RPG-29 Tandem Heavy Anti-Tank, 2 rockets
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades
Combat Engineer
  • M18 White Smoke, 2 grenades

Miscellaneous

Recruit
Unarmed

In-Game equipment

The MEA is a unique faction in the game because it predominantly combines Western/NATO gear (particularly small arms and infantry weapons) with Russian-made heavy weapons and vehicles. They are also the only faction in the game that predominantly uses battle rifles as their primary weapons, which fire full-power rifle rounds compared to the intermediate cartridges fired by other factions' assault rifles. This means that their standard-issue infantry weapons deal quite a bit of damage, but are mitigated by high recoil when fired full auto. Their vehicle fleet is mostly composed of Russian vehicles, most notably their trucks, main battle tanks, APCs, and IFVs.

Weapons

Small Arms

Grenades and Launchers

  • M18 - Smoke Grenade
  • F1 - Fragmentation Grenade
  • HK79 - Underbarrel Grenade Launcher
  • RPG-26 - Rocket Launcher
  • RPG-7V2 - Rocket Launcher
  • RPG-29 - Recoilless Rifle

Emplacements

Vehicles

Transport

Logistics

Light Attack and Recon

Armored Personnel Carriers

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Main Battle Tanks

Air support

Divisions

Air Assault

Armored

91th Air Assault Battalion Division Image.png

91 AAB

MEA 91st Air Assault Battalion

60th Prince Assur Armored Brigade Division Image.png

60 ARB

MEA 60th Prince Assur Armored Brigade

Vehicles

Transporthelo vehicle icon.png6x Mi-17

Jeep logistics vehicle icon.png4x Simir Logistics

Jeep vehicle icon.png2x Simir MG3

Vehicles

Trackedifv vehicle icon.png1x BMP-1

Trackedifv vehicle icon.png1x BMP-2

Tank vehicle icon.png2x T-62

Tank vehicle icon.png4x T-72S

Truck logistics vehicle icon.png3x URAL 4320 Truck Logistics

Delayed Spawn

Truck transport vehicle icon.png1x URAL 4320 Truck Transport [10 mins]

Combined Arms

Light Infantry

1st Battalion Legion of babylon Division Image.png

1st BN

MEA 1st Battalion, Legion of Babylon

4th Border Guard Force Group Division Image.png

4th Guards

MEA 4th Border Guards Group

Vehicles

Trackedifv vehicle icon.png2x BMP-1

Trackedifv vehicle icon.png2x BMP-2

Jeep artillery vehicle icon.png1x BRDM-2

Jeep antitank vehicle icon.png1x BRDM-2 Spandrel

Transporthelo vehicle icon.png2x Mi-17

Trackedapc vehicle icon.png3x MT-LB

Trackedapc vehicle icon.png1x MT-LBM 6MA

Jeep antitank vehicle icon.png1x Simir Kornet

Jeep logistics vehicle icon.png2x Simir Logistics

Jeep vehicle icon.png1x Simir MG3

Tank vehicle icon.png1x T-62

Tank vehicle icon.png2x T-72S

Truck logistics vehicle icon.png2x URAL 4320 Truck Logistics

Truck transport vehicle icon.png1x URAL 4320 Truck Transport

Vehicles

Jeep logistics vehicle icon.png3x Simir Logistics

Jeep vehicle icon.png1x Simir MG3

Truck logistics vehicle icon.png1x URAL 4320 Truck Logistics

Truck transport vehicle icon.png2x URAL 4320 Truck Transport

Mechanized

Motorized

3rd King Qadesh Mechanized Infantry Brigade Division Image.png

3 MECH INF

MEA 3rd King Qadesh Mechanized Infantry Brigade

83rd Prince Zaid Motorized Infantry Brigade Division Image.png

83 MTR INF

MEA 83rd Prince Zaid Motorized Infantry Brigade

Vehicles

Trackedifv vehicle icon.png4x BMP-1

Trackedifv vehicle icon.png4x BMP-2

Jeep logistics vehicle icon.png4x Simir Logistics

Tank vehicle icon.png2x T-62

Truck logistics vehicle icon.png1x URAL 4320 Truck Logistics

Truck transport vehicle icon.png1x URAL 4320 Truck Transport

Vehicles

Trackedapc vehicle icon.png4x MT-LB

Trackedapc vehicle icon.png4x MT-LBM 6MA

Jeep logistics vehicle icon.png2x Simir Logistics

Truck logistics vehicle icon.png2x URAL 4320 Truck Logistics

Truck transport vehicle icon.png1x URAL 4320 Truck Transport


Gallery


Trivia

  • Based on the presence of German small arms and Russian equipment, the faction could be partially based on Iran. The current regime is a Russian ally and the previous regime had some fairly advanced and/or capable western hardware (F-14, Chieftain tank, G3). Iran did have some T-62s and T-72s that were captured from Iraq as well.
  • The faction could also be a fictional stand in for Iran and Iraq combined., and might include places like Syria or Turkey as well.
  • Turkey also issues the G3, but it doesn't have as good of a mixture of Russian/Soviet and Western equipment/hardware.

See also

References


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