Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm

Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm
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Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Kajikazawa
Vega
Primary Products Battle Armor
BattleMechs


Originally a technology research firm dedicated to studying new Myomer applications, Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firms (previously known as Cosby Myomer Research Firm and Cosby BattleMech Research Firm) success with Triple Strength Myomer and Battle Armor construction has catapulted into being a full-fledged military manufacturer, with several high-profile contracts with the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery. [1]

Company Profile[edit]

Home Office: Glorious Sunset, Vega (Circa 3067)[1]

President/CEO: Jennifer Watanabe (Circa 3067)[1]

Overview[edit]

Originally located on Vega, the then Cosby Myomer Research Firm was one of the few operational manufacturers left on that planet, producing myomer bundles for 'Mechs. In the later years of the Third Succession War the company was known for lack of good business morals, its CEO at the time rumored to be wanted in the Lyran Commonwealth for the murder of a Lyran trader. The ISF reportedly turned a blind eye to much of these less than legal dealings as they were aimed primarily at the Commonwealth traders who visited Vega. [2]

Working in close cooperation with the ill-famed 11th Legion of Vega which are known for it's ex-commander Theodore Kurita, regiment, which also had a very competent techs and even full-blown research and design team[3], the factory has received thorough this a considerable quantity of the advanced technologies and the technical decisions, which allowed to transform own new-tech Myomer technologies into mighty No-Dachi Heavy BattleMech, in a exchange for half of all produced mechs.[4]

By taking funding from the Coordinator, CBMR choose to make another, non-tainted by association with the Legion of Vega, (like a No-Dachi), 'mech, more fitting for picky, honor-obsessed units of the DCMS. By acquiring through hostile takeover manufacturing rights to the Crusader mech, they made a complete restyling of the ancient machine, with their new mechs finding a place into Sword of Light and Ryuken regiments. [5] While initially popular, by 3067 sales of Cosby's new Crusader were considered so lackluster that company CEO Watanabe made the expensive decision to redesign two of its production lines to accommodate manufacture of the No-Dachi. Additionally the new factories have been problematic from a worker safety standpoint, ultimately triggering an extensive investigation by the Combine's Bureau of Worker Protection which almost shut down the two reconfigured lines entirely. These problems triggered calls from Cosby's board for Watanabe's resignation. [1]

With Vega coming under heavy attack by the Word of Blake during the Jihad, House Kurita ordered Cosby to relocate its production lines deeper into the Combine prior to the world falling to the Blakists. The company moved to the Benjamin Military District world of Kajikazawa and quickly resumed full production, amazing observers given the massive undertaking of the relocation and the fact it occurred during the worst combat since the First Succession War. [6] While the company's production lines was running at full capacity by 3079, a lack of suitable shipping to and from the formerly backwater world hampered off-world delivery. While the DCMS high command worked to correct this, the bulk of the Cosby's output went to 2nd Benjamin Regulars tasked with defending Kajikazawa and the company.[7]

Given its successful relocation, Cosby received significant government funding to develop an advanced BattleMech using Experimental Technology. While its exact specifications were unknown by 3079, the design was rumored to be "something truly fearsome". [6]

Manufacturing[edit]

Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Kajikazawa[edit]

Note: During the long Jihad, the facility on Kajikazawa, suffers no capital and personnel losses, and the operating capacity of the factory has the main production volume of 65% in 3079.[8]

Components produced on Kajikazawa:[7][9]
Component Type
Mechs
Phoenix Hawk L[9] Light BattleMech (as of 3101)
Phoenix Hawk[7] Medium BattleMech
NDA-3X No-Dachi[10] Heavy BattleMech
No-Dachi[7] Heavy BattleMech
Thunderbolt[7] Heavy BattleMech
Chassis
Foundation CMRFa 12 Endo Steel Phoenix Hawk L[9]
Fusion Engine - XL
GM 210 XL Phoenix Hawk L[9]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 55 Phoenix Hawk L[9]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Light w/CASE Phoenix Hawk L[9]
Communications System
Sipher CommCon SCU-4 Phoenix Hawk L[9]
Targeting-Tracking System
Matabushi Sentinel Insulated Phoenix Hawk L[9]
ER Medium Laser
Victory 23E Phoenix Hawk L[9]
TSEMP
Matabushi Stunner Phoenix Hawk L[9]
MML-3
Shigunga Phoenix Hawk L[9]
Heavy Machine Gun
Sperry Browning Phoenix Hawk L[9]

Vega[edit]

Components produced on Vega:[1]
Component Type
Mechs
NDA-1K No-Dachi[1] [11] Heavy BattleMech
NDA-2K No-Dachi[1] [11] Heavy BattleMech
KDA-2KO No-Dachi[1] [11] Heavy BattleMech
CRD-5K Crusader[1] [12] Heavy BattleMech
Battle Armor
Inner Sphere Standard[1][13] Medium Battle Armor
Triple Strength Myomer
Cosby ThermoFlex [citation needed]
Chassis
Foundation CMRFa6 Crusader[12]
Foundation CMRFa7 No-Dachi[12]
Fusion Engine - XL
Nissan 260 XL Crusader[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 158 "Pillar of Jade (Economics) - Direct Service (Military) Corporations - Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm"
  2. House Kurtia (The Draconis Combine), p. 190 "A Brief Atlas - Dieron Military District - Vega"
  3. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 121
  4. Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 123, p. 162
  5. Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 41.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 37 "Upcoming Projects - Cosby BattleMech and Myomer Research Firm"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 20, "Produced Components"
  8. Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 4, "State of the Industry Table"
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 30, "Produced Phoenix Hawk L Components"
  10. Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita, p. 5
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Technical Readout: 3067 p. 146
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, pp. 29-30
  13. Technical Readout 3058 Upgrade p.27

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