AoA Logo Cartel
Political information

Underground syndicate
Violent non-state actor

Key personnel

Olympus Cell (destroyed)
Heliopolis Cell


Flag United States United States (1961-1989)
AoA Logo Belyie Volki Belyie Volki (1991)
AoA Logo Damocles Damocles
AoA Logo Yueng Corporation Yueng Corporation

Historical information
Date formed



Cold War
Shanghai Crash
Operation Eclipse

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The "Cartel" is a military-industrial global syndicate and violent non-state actor that grew to prominence sometime during the 21st century. The Cartel utilizes high-tech equipment, stolen and heavily modified prototypes, and stealthy operatives for their enigmatic agenda.

Originally conceived by several members of the US government as an underground pro-capitalist conglomerate to counter against the Soviet Union and communism during the Cold War era, the Cartel eventually outgrew its original mandate to become a NGO superpower as a result of a global economic crisis due to the 2019 Shanghai Crash.

At the end of the game, only the Olympus Cell is destroyed while others cells go into hiding.


Main article: Cartel: Origins

Military DoctrineEdit

The Cartel is well known for their excessive use of helicopters such as using those helicopters to buld bases, collect resources and use them to battle in various ways.


  • The Cartel shares similarities with the Consortium from Act of War.
  • Their high-tech units seem to share the features like blue- to jet-black camo and red or orange colored lines, reminiscent of the movie Tron.
  • Members codenames and Cartel cells are based on Mythical Gods like Greek Gods codename for Olympus Cell and Egypt Gods codename for Heliopolis Cell.

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