- First Prince Richard Davion of the Federated Suns issues the Preparedness Act.
- May 8th: Aisling Connor is born on Terra.
- The Bombardier BattleMech is proposed to the Star League by Wakazashi Enterprises.
- Blankenburg Technologies designs the Crockett BattleMech.
- Blue Nose Clipperships introduces the Sovetskii Soyuz class WarShip.
- The RMP-2G Rampage Assault Class BattleMech is first introduced into service with the Rim Worlds Republic.
- The Thumper Artillery Vehicle is first introduced by Brooks Incorporated.