What they doEdit
The Panau Police Department can't be seen in the game, so they're the only force of Panau's law enforcement:
- Routine police force usually seen patrolling the roads and highways of Panau.
- Patrolling around settlements.
- Enforcing Pandak "Baby" Panay's regime.
- Killing all who commit acts of sabotage (see Category: Sabotage Destructible Objects)
- Controlling road-blocks around most villages and small towns. Usually seen with a civilian car pulled over and the car's occupants apprehended.
- Guarding the Propaganda Trailers placed in settlements.
- Erasing all moustaches and spectacles from Pandak "Baby" Panay Billboards.
- In higher heat levels, sending helicopters for air support, most commonly seen flying the UH-10 Chippewa.
Note that some of these characters can be encountered during free-roam gameplay, while others only appear in missions. Like any nation's military they have a ranking system, each with a different uniform. They wear mostly red and khaki uniforms.
The most basic and common Panauan soldier, seen paired with each other or Elite soldiers (see below). Grunts are relatively easy to kill. Anything that can cause damage will usually kill them with minimal effort from the player.
Appearance: Their standard apparel consists of a khaki or white shirt with matching pants, sunglasses, a red vest, and either a helmet or red beret on their head.
Elite soldiers are better trained and better experienced than the usual grunts, are are better armored and equipped than grunts. They have a better suit of armor, but less resistant than Colonels.
Appearance: They are more often taller than grunts, wear red and khaki colored armor, sunglasses, and a helmet or red beret on their heads.
Weapons: Seen carrying two-handed weapons such as the Assault Rifle or Shotgun. If riding passenger in a vehicle, they will shoot at you or any Faction members they encounter with a Submachine Gun, then switching back to their two-handed weapon when they exit the vehicle. They also use grenades sometimes when exiting a vehicle and confronting their enemies.
Main article: Colonels.
The most highly trained and heavily armored, colonels are the closest men to Pandak "Baby" Panay and considered his right hand men by other sources. Their armor is especially strong and they are very difficult to take down without shooting for headshots. They also have several bodyguards with them for added protection.
Appearance: Red and grey extremely resistant heavy armor. Red beret on their head.
Officers are high ranking soldiers who act as bodyguards to Colonels.
Appearance: Blue and grey uniforms.
Panau is known to have one general - "Boom Boom" Bohulano. He's seen in the mission Driving Miss Stacey, where the player has the option to kill him, but either way, he is never heard of again.
Weapons: Rocket Launcher.
They are officers, who carry a lot of explosives at all times. For some reason most of them hang out at the bottom of Bio Fuel Shafts.
Main article: Demolition Officer.
Appearance: Dark grey uniforms with light armor.
Weapons: Machine Gun, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Fragmentation Grenade and about 10 explosive devices that start flashing and beeping before exploding. These are almost as powerful as level 6 triggered explosives.
Secret Service MenEdit
Mentioned by the Panau Broadcasting Company. The Secret Service Men are also key in certain missions. In one Reapers faction mission, they are protecting senator Quinrun Theng. In free-roam play, they can be found driving a black MV Quartermaster along the bridges connecting the districts of Panau City. However, this is very rare. You are unlikely to find it even after playing the game over 100 hours.
They're elite soldiers who are deployed for only the most important tasks, like guarding Pandak "Baby" Panay. They can also teleport.
Main article: Ninjas.
Appearance: Standard black ninja uniforms.
Weapons: Submachine Gun.
The anti-gang mercenary was hired to eliminate the Panauan Factions. He's encountered in the mission "Mercenaries Must Die". The mercenary has a Machine Gun and good body-armour. His armour has no metal parts, but it's about as good as Colonel armour. Colonels have a bullet proof body, but the anti-gangster can take over 20 headshots.
Stronghold Commanders are the head of a specific stronghold, they usually drive an armed helicopter or an SV-1003 Raider. They're encountered at the end of every stronghold takeover mission. Earlier in the game, they use UH-10 Chippewas mostly.
Collaborators and partnersEdit
Known collaborators and partners include:
- The Seabreeze Logging Corporation at the Seabreeze Sawmill.
All items and vehicles belonging to the Panauan military are decorated with the Panauan Star: a white star on a red background; or the Panau Coat of Arms: a blue and red crest with a dove on it.
There are 3 branches of military in Panau: Army, Navy and Air Force. They all share the same uniforms and code of ranking.
The Panauan Navy has only 3 types of watercraft: a small attack boat, an armored gunboat, and at least 1 nuclear submarine, called the U1. These vehicles can come in desert, jungle and, in the case of the YP-107 Phoenix, red, yellow, and aqua camo. They control all Offshore Rigs in Panau, military harbors and numerous facilities. They frequently patrol the waters of Panau.
The Panauan Airforce has 1 type of transport helicopter, 2 kinds of attack helicopters, 1 model of scout/light attack helicopter, 2 types of fighter jets and 1 kind of cargo jet. The government also owns Panau Air, whose planes are all flown by Panauan Airforce pilots. These vehicles come in desert, jungle, urban, and winter camouflage (Panau Air uses commercial coloring). They control military airports and guard all civilian airfields.
In game, there is military presence all over Panau. Given, more military security at a Military Stronghold compared to a small, rural village. As the game progresses and chaos erupts throughout Panau, Military Security will increase. How this affects gameplay (hypothetical situation) is that if you visited a small village before you complete a couple of military facilitites to 100%, the soldiers in the village don't bother you to a degree. After your montage of destruction, and you return to that same village, the military presence will have increased. They will have bigger guns and bigger vehicles. Also, if they get a good look at you, well, you're Rico Rodriguez and you're wanted by the Panauan Military. In total, the Military Security increases only two times.
VehiclesEditMain article: Category:Military Vehicles.
They operate many different types of vehicles including planes, helicopters, a nuclear submarine (U1), boats, trucks, armored vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs (a.k.a quads) and cars. These vehicles come in desert, jungle and winter camouflage with the exception of the Shimuzu PI Service, which only comes in a beige-white colour.
Once you've discovered them, they'll all be marked on the PDA map by a military logo, that indicates the type of the facility.
Military facilities include:
- Communications Outposts.
- And several others. Some ports/bases/strongholds operate as oil refineries, but there is no symbol for an oil refinery that becomes marked on the PDA map. At times it's difficult to tell if a settlement is suppose to be a military or a civilian facility, because all facilities are guarded by the military. It is also hard to tell the difference because there are plenty of civilian villages that operate as oil refineries as well. Many of these can be found in the same region as the Emas Hitam Oil Refinery.
Note that all military airports will be abandoned and military planes stop taking off when Rico completes the facility to 100%. If it's a civilian airport, soldiers will still continue to occupy it and planes will continue to take off. This also happens at ports, most ports being completely deserted after completion. Some ports, such as Pulau Berapi, remain occupied, but usually with less soldiers, and many of them will not be restricted anymore. Note that only occupied moving vehicles will not spawn, you will still be able to find planes in hangars and helicopters on helipads. The only exception to this is the Bering I-86DP.
The military artificial intelligence is significantly less than perfect. They often drive well above a safe speed and small mistakes (like driving into a gas pump) can turn into instant death.
During Heat, the military acts fast and always drives at full speed, which makes small mistakes deadly. A good example are the soldiers that drive the Hamaya GSY650 who often die in chases. Another example are the soldiers in jeeps, as they sometimes crash into a streetlight or other static object and their vehicle explodes, killing its crew. There are many more examples.
The soldiers that are seen driving Hamaya GSY650s, as taken as an example above, are usually the most clumsy at high speeds. If Rico was to drive alongside them during a chase on a bridge that is easy to ramp over the sides, the soldier would mostly drive up and over the side of the bridge with a scream, followed by the explosion of their bike.
The Panauan navy captains often crash their boats into objects like docks and such, sometimes even crashing into a beach, which usually results in an explosion. There have been many situations where they have crashed into civilian boats.
The UH-10 Chippewas of the airforce can crash or get stuck in high urban objects and large masts in military bases. In some rare cases, an Al-controlled helicopter has destroyed a Communications Mast. Sometimes they fly close to the ground and crash into a tree. Some of the worse pilots manage to crash while Rico is hijacking the vehicle. They are particularly bad at controlling the helicopter if they are close to the ground or a mountain.
The military doesn't use planes in combat, but they are constantly taking off at airports (unless you complete that airport to 100%) and you can often see them in the sky. The ones seen flying in the sky, however, are usually only civilian aircraft, not fighter jets. The less than intelligent pilots sometimes crash their planes into skyscrapers, mountains, bridges and other high items. At some military airports that have at least one Si-47 Leopard, they sometimes veer off course during a takeoff and either gain flight for a second then crash or spin out of control and hit other objects.
The incredibly stupid soldiers of the army will sometimes ignore you, even in restricted areas. There have been cases where a player stands in front of an Elite who barely gives him a second glance. The video then shows the player bumping into the soldier, which results in a tank arriving on the scene and tearing the player apart with a slug of steel.
They do either not stop pursuing you when driving down slopes, cliffs or bridges, but follows you all the way. This usually results that their vehicles explode, or they will be immobilized, stranded high at a lower cliff. In high places in the Berawan Besar Mountains, they will sometimes carry on driving past the player if he/she stops just before going down the hill.
If soldiers get stranded at the side of a road, they'll take any vehicles that aren't used by anyone. Even what you had just driven.
The Panau Military has no sense of humour. They'll start shooting at you even if they see you use the Happy Bubble Blaster. This is most likely as it is programmed as a gun with no damage.
Though they are able to use rockets and mounted guns on Agency helicopters, they are not able to use any weapons on ground Agency vehicles. They will still maintain their aggressive attitude as they would do with their own fleet of vehicles and aircraft.
Funny thing is that even when there's no heat and they're talking among themselves, they're using sentences like "Eat lead!" and "Time to die!".
When Rico approaches them (no heat)Edit
- "Get out of my sight!"
- "I've got my eyes on you!"
- "Move along or I'll have ye arrested!"
- "Move it, white guy!"
- "Out of the way, citizen!"
- "What are you lookin' at?!"
Prior to battle (when heat appears)Edit
- "It was a positive - send backup!"
- "We have a visual - requesting backup!"
- "Enemy sighted - all available units advance!"
- "Enemy located - all units attack on sight!"
- "O.K., move in - we got him!"
- "Hostile spotted ah! Attack! Attack!" - Many Southeast Asians especially Malaysians and Singaporeans usually end sentences with stresses like "lah", "ah" etc.
- "Hey, you! Halt!"
- "Hostile spotted in my sector!"
- "Enemy spotted!"
- "Come on, you piece of crap!"
- "You piece of dung!"
- "Eat lead!"
- "For the glory of Panau!"
- "Let's finish this!"
- "Now you're gonna die!"
- "Pandak Panay!" - Soldiers will still say this, even after the last mission - A Just Cause. It may have been that a personality cult has been built around Baby, much like how Kim Jong-Il is still reverred among North Koreans after his demise.
- "He's a goner! Keep firing-lah!"
- "Hey, basically, we can sure kill him one!"
- "Come on!"
- "He's hurt bad!"
- "He's bleeding now!"
- "Ha-ha! You're going down man!"
- "Time to die!"
- "You're gonna die like an animal!"
- "He's bleeding like a stuck pig!"
- "Bleed, you pig!"
- "He's taking damage!"
- "He's taking heavy damage!"
- "He's bleeding out. Kill him!"
- "You son of a biiiiiiiiitch!"
- "Leave us in peace!"
- "I have a clear shot!"
- "Kill him!"
- "No mercy!"
- "Die!" - When shooting at faction members, usually with a Mounted Gun.
- "You bastard!"
- "We're dropping like flies here! Send more units!"
- "Woho, backup is here!" - When pursuing Rico.
- "Here comes the cavalry!" - When pursuing.
- "Requesting air support! Repeat: Send air support immediately!"
- "We need air support. Now!"
- "Requesting air support!"
- "We are under attack! Requesting air support!"
When they can't see RicoEdit
- "Hah! We got him on the run!"
- "Where is he?"
- "Don't let him get away!"
- "You can run but you can't hide!"
- "I don't have a shot!"
- "Crap, I can't get a shot!"
- "Move out! Move out! Find him!"
- "Going out on the flank!"
- "He's trying to hide!"
- "No clear shot!"
After they find Rico againEdit
- "Right here!"
- "There's the bastard!"
- "Now we got him!"
- "There he goes!"
- "That's him!"
- "I see the target!"
- "Ah - I see him!"
- "Ah - I see him! That coward!"
- "Look! Over there."
Commanding other soldiersEdit
- "Shoot that cover!"
- "Hey, get on the gun!" - Commanding another soldier to take an unoccupied Mounted Gun.
- "Move out! Move out!"
- "Move out! Out! Out!"
- "Take cover!"
- "Cover me, I'm going in!"
- "Everybody down!"
- "Spread out, men!"
- "Flank him!"
- "Alert! Alert! There is a trespasser in the area. He must be seized at once!"
- "All civilians wearing gang colors are considered enemy troops. Shoot to kill!"
- "Alert! Alert! There is an air presence within the area! Alert! Alert!" - Usually spoken when there's no aircraft in the area.
- "Alert! Alert! Enemy presence within the area! Alert! Alert!"
- "Intruder alert! Intruder alert!"
- "Our security has been breached. Intruders will be shot on sight."
- "Hostile has been sighted. Locate and kill!"
- "Request for air support granted."
- "We'll send a bird over. We'll take care of this." - Sometimes there's a glitch with this quote that causes the speaker to say the word "this" three or four times at the end of the sentence.
- "Panauan Air Force chopper on its way. ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival): thirty seconds."
- "Backup has been sent."
- "Panau Air Force chopper arriving shortly."
- "Hang in there, backup is arriving shortly."
After they kill RicoEdit
- "The enemy is out!"
- "He's down!"
When Rico grapples a soldierEdit
- "This isn't funny, let me down!"
- "Get me down from here!"
- "Hey dare you let me down!"
- "I'm gonna be sick!"
- "I'm sick, can you let me down?"
- "He-he's got me with this wire-thing!"
- "Let me gooo...!" - When grapple hooked behind a moving vehicle.
- "He got away!" - When heat disappears.
- "I've lost him!" - When heat disappears.
- "Return to your positions!" - When heat disappears.
- "We lost him!" - When heat disappears, or they can't see you.
- "I'm moving in!"
- "I'm going around!"
- "Stop! That's our ride!" - When Rico steals one of their vehicles.
This video shows some of the mistakes the military do, but not only mistakes.