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Chernarussian Defence Forces

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Chernarussian Defence Forces
Чернарусские Оборонительные Силы
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Flag of the Chernarussian Defence Forces
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Emblem of the Chernarussian Defence Forces
General
CategoryPre-Outbreak
CountryChernarus


In the name of freedom, equality and brotherhood of nations of the Fatherland, we swear to fight for the freedom and independence of the Republic of Chernarus.
~ From the Oath of Enlistment of CDF[1]

The Chernarussian Defense Forces (CDF) are the combined military forces of the Republic of Chernarus. While clearly overwhelmed and brought down by the Infected outbreak, much of the equipment from the force remain intact and usable, all highly sought after by the Survivors that are in the country.

The Chernarussian Defense Forces should not be confused with the Russian Armed Forces, although both Armed Forces of the respected countries are successors of the Soviet Red Army. The CDF inherited multiple traditions and equipment choices from the Soviet Red Army after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, including the various military bases constructed during the Soviet era.

General[edit | edit source]

Before the outbreak[edit | edit source]

The Chernarussian Defense Forces (CDF) were formed right after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, to defend to the newly independent Republic. The army acquired nearly all Soviet assets in the country, including all the accessible military bases and weapon stockpiles.

In Autumn 2009, the CDF was involved in a bloody civil war against the opposed communist separatists and a close call shootout with the Russian Armed Forces. The newly formed communist force was known as the Chernarussian Movement of the Red Star, also known as the Chedaki by the local populous. After ensuing chaos since the staged bombing in Moscow, the Russian government was completely unaware of the ruse conducted by the Chedaki in which they successfully defaced the credibility and status of the Chernarussian Nationalists by painting them as the perpetrators of the bombing, which successfully tricked the Russian government into believing the nationalists were responsible for the terrorist attack. After many months of civil war without resolution, the country sought help from NATO armies to fight alongside as the Chedaki claimed most of South Zagoria, which is what led to the presence of Western and UN equipment in the area. Lack of readiness and continued fighting, left the army with no control of the expanding communist forces forcing them to retreat.

Post-Outbreak[edit | edit source]

At some point after (or during) the civil war, an infection rapidly spread throughout Chernarus. The CDF made many attempts to contain and destroy the outbreak. They evacuated the cities of Chernarus, set up military camps, bombed cities, and set up roadblocks. But, even with these attempts, they were clearly overwhelmed by the Infected. Their soldiers either fled to the forest or became Infected themselves. With most of their soldiers dead by then, the CDF fell back or was completely destroyed. Now, many Weapons, Equipment and Vehicles remain throughout the landscape of Chernarus, mostly in a damaged, but often in a repairable state. Because of this, military equipment is some of the most sought after loot in the game, frequently used by Survivors and Bandits alike.

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

The CDF was also recruiting from the local population in Chernarus and had recruitment ads in some cities.

Facilities[edit | edit source]

Here are all the currently known Military installations in South Zagoria:

Military Installations[edit source]

Military Bases[edit source]

 Main Article: Military Bases

Military Camps[edit source]

 Main Article: Military Camps

Airfields[edit source]

 Main Article: Airfields

Other Facilities[edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The Chernarus Defense forces have a wide variety of equipment in their bases and camps, although it is unknown exactly how much of it was used by them.

Combat Uniform[edit | edit source]

This uniform is probably a direct copy from its Russian counterpart.


Patrol Uniform[edit | edit source]

This uniform was named after the unit stationed at Gorka before Beta 0.63. It is based on a real life uniform of the same name.


Tanker Uniform[edit | edit source]


Pilot Uniform[edit | edit source]


Soviet Uniform[edit | edit source]

Traditional Soviet Red Army uniforms and hats are a part of the culture in Chernarus, often worn during May 9th or often known as "Victory Day" to commemorate the victory of World War 2 by the Soviet Union. It is celebrated in former Soviet countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, etc.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Flag of the Chernarus Defense Force is likely inspired by the Flag of the city of Prague, given the identical style and almost identical colors
  • The military bases, camps, and airfields were built in the Cold War times by the Soviet Union

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • ^ Based on Chernarussian Defence Forces info from Arma2.