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Middle Eastern Alliance
MEA Flag
 Theaters  Southern Asia:
Chora, Kamdesh Highlands, Kohat Toi, Kokan, Lashkar Valley, Sumari Bala
Middle East:
Al Basrah, Fallujah, Tallil Outskirts
 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.

History

While the MEA doesn't have a specific country that it's modeled after, people have speculated that it is modeled after the Iranian Army while others claimed that it is a mish-mash coalition of Arab countries, similar to the real-life Arab League. It is inspired by the Middle Eastern Coalition seen in Battlefield 2.

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
  • F1 Fragmentation, 1 grenade
  • 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 predominantly combines Western firearms with Soviet heavy weapons and vehicles. They are also one of the few factions in the game that predominantly use battle rifles as their primary weapons, which fire full-power rifle rounds, providing high damage and suppression.

Their vehicle fleet consists of multiple light vehicles, a few tracked vehicles, and two types of main battle tanks. A unique feature of MEA vehicles is the additional UB-32 rocket pods, which are mounted on their BRDM-2 scout cars and MT-LBM APCs.

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

Equipment

Vehicles

Land Vehicles

Boats

Aircraft

*Commander Asset

Units

MEA Flag 91st Air Assault Battalion
91st Air Assault Battalion
As a pivotal component of the Middle Eastern Alliance's military, the 91st Air Assault Battalion stands out for its remarkable mobility. Specializing in airborne, air assault, and complex terrain operations, this battalion maintains peak readiness, ensuring its rapid response capability to any sector of the frontier as dictated by central military command.
Icon AirAssault
Air Assault

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Helicopters
  • Addtl. HAT roles
  • Addtl. ATGM Emplacement
Air Assault - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Air Assault - Defense
N/A N/A N/A N/A
MEA Flag 60th Prince Assur Armored Brigade
60th Prince Assur Armored Brigade
The 60th Armored brigade is one of the oldest unit of the MEA. Often used as flanking force by its commander, it finds its origins in the legendary cavalry charges of Prince Assur, in the 4th century. Equipped with primarily with MBTs, this unit is very mobile and able to engage any other armored force of the world.
Icon Armored
Armored

Specializations:

  • Addtl. MBTs
  • No Helicopters
Armored - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Armored - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
MEA Flag 1st Battalion, Legion of Babylon
1st Battalion, Legion of Babylon
The Legion of Babylon is the tip of the spear for the Middle Eastern Alliance. The 1st Battalion is always the first unit to be deployed in every theater that the MEA finds itself engaged in. It is equipped with all of the military hardware at the disposal of the MEA and is the most versatile unit in its military.
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
MEA Flag 4th Border Guards Group
4th Border Guards Group
The Border Guard Forces are responsible for security on all frontiers of the Middle Eastern Alliance. They act as an occupation force and will be the primary force to engage local insurgencies within the alliance's borders. Similar to a military police unit, they are only equipped with light vehicles.
Icon LightInfantry
Light Infantry

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Light Vehicles
  • Addtl. Armor Hunters
  • Addtl. HAT roles
  • Addtl. ATGM Emplacement
Light Infantry - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Light Infantry - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
MEA Flag 3rd King Qadesh Mechanized Infantry Brigade
3rd King Qadesh Mechanized Infantry Brigade
Named after King Qadesh and his deadly war chariots, the 3rd Mechanized Infantry Brigade is one of the maneuver units of the MEA. Designed around armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, it can engage even the most modern conventional fighting forces. Its doctrine is inherited from past soviets advisors: its vehicles will deliver infantry as close to the enemy and support them.
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
MEA Flag Vizir Hussein 2nd Support Battalion
Vizir Hussein 2nd Support Battalion
The support battalions of the MEA are the backbone of the alliance's military forces. They bring all necessary ammunitions, fuel and construction materials to the front. Not intended to fight the enemy directly, this unit is able defend itself in a limited capacity. The 2nd Battalion's name, Vizir Hussein, comes from the Vizir that organized the logistics for the siege of Tyr in th 8th Century.
Icon Support
Support

Specializations:

  • Addtl. Logi Trucks
  • Addtl. ATGM Emplacement
  • Addtl. HAB
  • Enemy Intel
Support - Offense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables
Support - Defense
Vehicles Aircraft & Boats Roles & Assets Deployables


Gallery

Full Release

Pre-Release

Trivia

  • The faction is inspired by the Middle Eastern Coalition faction in Battlefield 2 and Project Reality.
    • 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.
  • In beta testing, the faction was labeled "G3: The Faction." This was later changed, but remnants of this name can still be found buried in the Squad SDK.

See also

References


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