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The Middle Eastern Coalition (Arabic: تحالف الشرق الأوسط), commonly abbreviated to MEC, is a fictional military alliance of Middle Eastern states in the Battlefield universe. They have their standard armed forces, which appear in all maps concerning them in Battlefield 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company, and a special forces unit, which appear in all maps concerning the MEC in Battlefield 2: Special Forces. MEC weapons are largely based on advanced Russian military technologies. Most of the MEC campaigns are based around oil fields and desert combat.

Battlefield 2Edit

The MEC Theme Tune

In Battlefield 2, the MEC fight against the United States Marine Corps and the European Union alongside the People's Liberation Army. They are armed with a mixture of foreign equipment, most of which being of Russian origin.

The MEC is a military alliance of Arabic-speaking nations situated in the Middle East. It is unknown which Middle Eastern states were members of the Coalition at the time of Battlefield 2. However, locations mentioned as being under MEC control include, but are not limited to, areas in the Arabian Peninsula, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and Syria.

The MEC's weapons and equipment are almost purely Russian in origin. Their vehicles and weapons are almost all Russian made, with the exception of the ERYX, which is European.

Sub-unitsEdit

The only mentioned unit within the MEC is the MEC Second Armored, which makes an appearance as the attacking force in Operation Harvest.

It also has a Special Forces unit, which fights the United States Navy SEALs in the Special Forces expansion pack.

EngagementsEdit

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EU European Union

Classes and WeaponsEdit

As stated above, the MEC forces use a variety of weapons from Russia, as well as equipment used by the Europeans. The MEC predominantly wear desert camouflage uniforms. Kits with body armor wear helmets, the Medic/Engineer kits wear beanies, the Special Forces kit wears a green beret, and the Sniper kit wears a ghillie suit.

Assault
MEC Assault
Engineer
MEC Engineer
Anti-Tank
MEC Anti-Tank
Medic
MEC Medic
Support
MEC Support
Special Forces
  • AKS-74u
  • Silenced MR-444
  • C4
  • Hand grenade
  • Combat knife
MEC Special Ops
Sniper
  • SVD
  • Silenced MR-444
  • Claymore
  • Hand grenade
  • Combat knife
MEC Sniper

VehiclesEdit

The MEC use a mixture of vehicles from different nations, Mostly Russia and China.

Light Vehicles
Armor
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Helicopters


Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

In Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, the MEC makes its only appearances in the multiplayer aspect. As in Battlefield 2, the MEC's forces always engage the United States Marine Corps, in predominantly desert-type maps in the Middle East. The MEC's equipment and vehicles are mostly Russian in origin -- just as in Battlefield 2 -- however, their equipment tends to be older and less advanced compared to what they used in Battlefield 2.

EngagementsEdit

Versus Map
USMC logo United States Marine Corps

Classes and EquipmentEdit

Unlike in Battlefield 2, the MEC armament consists of older weapons and gear is less advanced.

Assault
Engineer
Spec Ops
Support
Recon

VehiclesEdit

Like in Battlefield 2, the MEC uses mainly Russian-made vehicles, though Chinese and Turkish made vehicles are present. It also uses modified civilian vehicles.

Light Vehicles
IFV
Main Battle Tank
Naval Craft
Emplacement


Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

In Battlefield: Bad Company's singleplayer, the MEC fight in a fictional war against the United States alongside the Russian Federation and Legionnaire Mercenaries. The game depicts the United States Army attacking the MEC-controlled town of Sadiz in the Battle of Sadiz. They are also engaged against the 222nd Army Battalion during Operation Ghost Town.

In multiplayer, they are engaged against the 222nd Army Battalion.

EngagementsEdit

Versus Map
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Equipment Edit

The MEC mostly uses export Russian-made weapons and vehicles with some Russian prototype vehicles. Only a few of their weapons are of European, American, and Chinese origin.

Infantry WeaponsEdit

Assault Rifles
Carbines
Shotguns
Sniper Rifles
Submachine Guns
Light Machineguns
Anti-Tank Launchers
Grenade Launchers
Pistols

VehiclesEdit

Light vehicles
Armored vehicles
Helicopters
Emplacements
Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Naval Vessels

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The MEC uses a fictional flag in Battlefield 2, uses a different flag in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, and uses the flag of Ba'athist Iraq and Syria (before Syria's split with Iraq) in Battlefield: Bad Company.
  • Within the texture file of the MEC pilot, there exists what seems to be another early design for the MEC flag. The presence of six stars on this flag may allude to the six founding members of the MEC, or a total of only six member states.
  • Arabic is the official language of the MEC, despite the fact that several Middle Eastern nations speak a multitude of different languages, such as Kurdish, Persian, Turkish and others.

Battlefield 2Edit

  • The MEC battle dialogue is reused for Insurgent Forces and the MEC-SF.
  • In the early stages of Battlefield 2 development, the MEC looked very different from their current appearance, resembling insurgents rather than a professional military force with a completely different flag. Their voices were also completely different.[1]
  • In Battlefield 2, all MEC soldiers have a patch written in Arabic denoting them as being a Private (خاصة), though خاصة means "private" in the sense of privacy, rather than military rank.
  • Most of the flags of the MEC are three-striped, with a green vertical stripe taking up a third of the left, and two equal-sized horizontal ones of gold and white making up the right two thirds. There are two variations: one in which the gold stripe is on bottom, which is the most common one. However, there is a plain one with the gold on the top which is used on the MEC APC.
  • The MEC uses more modern weaponry than the PLA as the MEC uses the AK-101, the PP-19 "Bizon" and the AKS-74u.
  • The MEC is never referred to in the naming scheme of the weapon files, with all of their weapons being named with "RU" or "RUS", indicating Russia, which does not appear in BF2.

Battlefield 2: Modern CombatEdit

  • The MEC flag from Modern Combat can be found on the left arm of all seven MEC soldier models in Battlefield 2, albeit with a white background and black foreground in the latter. There are two variants:
    • One with a bright green background and yellow foreground, as seen in the spawn menu, in-game on the right hand side of the screen to show reinforcement tickets, and as part of a ticker when a Conquest flag is being captured by the MEC.
    • One with a beige-golden background and a green foreground, as seen on IGN; this is the exact flag model seen in-game once the MEC has captured a position in Conquest.

Battlefield: Bad CompanyEdit

  • In Battlefield: Bad Company, the MEC vehicle HUD color is yellow.
  • In Battlefield: Bad Company, the MEC never appears as attackers in Gold Rush.
  • Dropped kits in Battlefield: Bad Company bear a patch with the Battlefield 2 MEC flag and not the Ba'athist Iraqi flag. This was most likely an oversight on DICE's part.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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