Galbadia Maritime Defence Force
| Galbadia Maritime Defence Force|
Força de Defesa Marítima de Galbadia
Emblem of the Galbadia Maritime Defence Force
|Branch||Galbadia Defence Forces|
|Part of|| Ministry of Defence|
|Headquarters||Admiralty building, Galbadia D.C|
|Colors||Red & White|
|Anniversaries|| Navy Day (last Sunday in July)|
Submariner's Day (19 March)
|Commander-in-Chief||President Leandro Lima|
The Galbadia Maritime Defence Force (Portuguese: Força de Defesa Marítima de Galbadia) is the naval service branch of the Galbadia Defence Forces, responsible for conducting naval operations. The Galbadia Maritime Defence Force is the second largest navy in the Veratlantic Archipelago, after the Veratlantean Naval Forces, and the third on the Americas.
The navy was involved in United Effort Independence War. Most of the British naval forces and bases in Galbadia Island were transferred to the newly independent country. In the initial decades following independence, the country maintained a large naval force and the navy was later involved in the Last Liberational War, as well as other sporadic rebellions that marked Galbadian history.
The Galbadia Navy participated in both World War I and World War II, engaging in anti-submarine patrols in the Atlantic.
As a constituent military of the Atlantic Commonwealth, the GMDF conducts frequent joint operations and military exercises with the militaries of Cattala, Corraile and the Atlantic Federation. It was also involved in the New Oren Crisis in 2011 and the 2012 Shudo-Hijaran War.
- 1 Mission
- 2 Fleet
- 2.1 Surface fleet
- 2.1.1 Aircraft Carrier - CV
- 2.1.2 Battleship - BB
- 2.1.3 Battlecruiser - BC
- 2.1.4 Landing Helicopter Dock - LHD
- 2.1.5 Landing ships - LST
- 2.1.6 Destroyers - DDG/DD
- 2.1.7 Signals intelligence/Tracking Ships - SI
- 2.1.8 Frigate - FF
- 2.1.9 Corvette - CV
- 2.1.10 Mine countermeasure vessels - MCS
- 2.1.11 Patrol vessels - P
- 2.1.12 Training vessels - TV
- 2.2 Submarine fleet
- 2.3 Auxiliary fleet
- 2.1 Surface fleet
The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
—Mission statement of the Galbadia Maritime Defence Force
From the New Recruits Handbook:
- The mission of the Galbadia Maritime Defence Force is to protect and defend the right of the Galbadia and our allies to move freely on the oceans and to protect our country against her enemies.
- The Galbadia Maritime Defence Force is a seaborne branch of the military of the Galbadia. The Navy's three primary areas of responsibility:
- The preparation of naval forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war
- The maintenance of naval aviation, including land-based naval aviation, air transport essential for naval operations and all air weapons and air techniques involved in the operations and activities of the Navy
- The development of aircraft, weapons, tactics, technique, organization, and equipment of naval combat and service elements.
Galbadia Maritime Defence Force training manuals state that the mission of the Galbadia Defence Forces is "to prepare and conduct prompt and sustained combat operations in support of the national interest." As part of that establishment, the GMDF functions comprise sea control, power projection and nuclear deterrence, in addition to "sealift" duties.
The GMDF is fifth largest in the world and the third largest navy in Americas in terms of fleet tonnage. Galbadia Maritime Defence Force operates a total of 140 vessels (excluding minor auxiliary vessels), including; 1 aircraft carrier, 1 battleship, 1 battlecruiser, 6 helicopter carrier, 2 Signals intelligence ships, 26 destroyers, 11 frigates, 16 corvettes, 16 attack submarines, 9 mine countermeasure vessels, 16 patrol vessels, 3 Landing Ships, 6 training vessels and a fleet of various auxiliary ships.
As of 2014, a procurement list added to the current National Defense Program Guidelines has revealed that, among other things, an additional 48 escort vessels of various classes are planned to be added to the GMDF fleet in the coming decade.In addition, as of 7 July 2014, it was being reported that plans were under way to procure two more Aegis equipped destroyers in order to bolster ongoing BMD efforts, the first to be contracted for in fiscal year 2015 and the other in fiscal year 2016.
Aircraft Carrier - CV
|Aircraft carrier (1 in Service)|
|Kuznetsov-class||Aircraft Carrier||GNF Soberanus (CV-01)||53,500 tonnes||GMDF Flagship|
Battleship - BB
|Battleship (1 in Service)|
|Hyperion-class||Battleship||GNF Hyperion(BB-63)||41,000 tonnes|
Battlecruiser - BC
|Battlecruiser (3 in Service)|
|Kirov-class||Heavy nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser|| GNF Sapienta(BC-98)
Landing Helicopter Dock - LHD
Landing ships - LST
|Landing ships (3 in Service)|
|Sant Ark-class||Landing Ship|| GNF Sant Ark (LST-4001)
GNF Iyfehil (LST-4002)
Destroyers - DDG/DD
Signals intelligence/Tracking Ships - SI
|Signals intelligence/Tracking Ships (2 in Service)|
|Albatross-class||Tracking Ship||GNF Galileo(SI-251)||10,900 tonnes||Used by GAEA to track satellites and unmanned probes beyond the reach of Galbadian Mission Control.|
|Trojan-class||Signals intelligence Ship||GNF Trojan(SI-117)||8,000 tonnes|
Frigate - FF
Corvette - CV
Mine countermeasure vessels - MCS
Patrol vessels - P
Training vessels - TV
|Replenishment ships (5 in Service)|
|Type 903-class||Replenishment oiler|| GNF RS-425
|Albatross-class||Replenishment oiler|| GNF RS-424