Free Worlds Defense Industries

Free Worlds Defense Industries

Free Worlds Defense Industries is one of the leading military equipment manufacturers in the Free Worlds League.

History[edit]

FWDI was formed in October 2562 by the merger of Andurien AeroTech and Gibson Federated BattleMechs, with the Andurien based aerospace company seeking new investment opportunities while the Gibson based BattleMech manufacturer needed to resolve cash flow problems from over extension. Like many manufacturers they had both suffered and benefited from the near constant warfare of the Succession Wars. FWDI's R&D facilities and coffers received a large boost when the ComStar splinter group the Word of Blake sought sanctuary on Gibson, with their factories on that planet befitting from large production orders and Blakist funded upgrades to produce designs using lostech and eventually OmniMechs. However the arrangement backfired once the Blakist's launched their Jihad and claimed Gibson, drawing increasing raids aimed at knocking the factories out. [1]

Leadership[edit]

In the 3025 the companies CEO is A. Liam McNeil.[1]

Gibson Federated BattleMechs[edit]

Gibson Federated BattleMechs

Gibson Federated BattleMechs is the subsidiary of Free Worlds Defense Industries responsible for most of the ground unit production.

Overview[edit]

Based on Gibson, it was taken over by the Word of Blake forces on that world and used as one of their primary military suppliers.[2] Funding from the Word allowed Gibson Federated to expand production, opening plants on Terra and Mars.[3] Gibson also formed Sekkaris Mekwerks in 3063 to create prototype designs equipped with weapons the Word had acquired from the Clans and other sources. The Celestial series OmniMechs were designed by Sekkaris, particularly their lead designer Dr. Devon Cortland.[4]

Leadership[edit]

In 3025 the companies Division Head is Samual Humphreys.[1]

Manufacturing[edit]

Gibson Federated BattleMechs has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Gibson[edit]

Components produced on Gibson:[5][6][7][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Inner Sphere Standard [24] Battle Armor
Achileus [25] Battle Armor
Phalanx[8] Battle Armor
Tornado[5] Battle Armor
Shedu (Demon)[11] Battle Armor
Nephilim (Demon)[10] Battle Armor
Tengu (Demon)[9] Battle Armor
Se'irim (Demon)[7] Battle Armor
Djinn (Demon)[6] Battle Armor
Asura (Demon)[7] Battle Armor
OmniMechs
C-DVA-O Deva[15] OmniMech
C-MK-O Malak[12] OmniMech
C-PRT-O Preta[13] OmniMech
C-GRG-O Grigori[14] OmniMech
C-SRP-O Seraph[16] OmniMech
C-ANG-O Archangel[17] OmniMech
BattleMechs
LCT-3M Locust[18] Light BattleMech
HMR-3M Hammer[19] Light BattleMech
CDA-3M Cicada[18] Medium BattleMech
BCN-3R Buccaneer[20] Medium BattleMech
WVR-7M Wolverine[18] Medium BattleMech
ANV-3M Anvil[21] Heavy BattleMech
MAD-5M Marauder[18] Heavy BattleMech
TYM-1A Toyama[22] Heavy BattleMech
GRN-D-01 Grand Crusader[23] Assault BattleMech
Chassis
Celestial Series AA1 Archangel[17]
Celestial Series DV1E Deva[15]
Celestial Series GG1 Grigori[14]
Celestial Series MK1E Malak[12]
Celestial Series PR1E Preta[13]
Celestial Series SP1 Seraph[16]
Corean-II Delux Endo Steel Locust[18]
Crucis-ES Endo Steel Grand Crusader[23]
Duralyte 299 Endo Steel Hammer[19]
Duralyte 314 Endo Steel Anvil[21]
Kell Reinforced 240 Ciada[18]
Crucis-A Woverine[18]
GM Marauder Marauder[18]
Standard Buccaneer[20]
Fusion Engine
GM 150 Hammer[19]
Immortus 300 Compact Fusion Archangel[17]
Magna 160 Fusion Engine - Locust[18]
Vlar 300 Anvil[21]
Fusion Engine - XL
DefHes 210 Light Fusion Malak[12]
GM 240 XL Grigori[14]
GM 255 XL w/TSR Seraph[16]
GM 270 XL Preta[13]
GM 300 XL Marauder[18]
Hermes 240 XL Grand Crusader[23]
Hermes 275 XL w/MASC Wolverine[18]
Hermes 320 XL Cicada[18]
Inspiration 280 XL Deva[15]
Pitban 320 XL [citation needed]
Vlar 300 XL Toyama [22]
VOX 330 XL Buccaneer[20]
Jump Jets
Chilton 365 Anvil[21]
Northrup 12000 Wolverine & Marauder[18]
Northrup Nova Leap 30a [citation needed]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Light Cicada[18]
Durallex Heavy Marauder[18] & Toyama[22]
Jolassa-325 Hammer[19] & Anvil[21]
Maximillian 43 Wolverine[18]
Maxmillian 45 Grand Crusader[23]
Maxmillian 60 [citation needed]
Durallex Divine Protector Preta[13] & Deva[15]
Durallex Divine Guardian Seraph[16]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Divine Shield Light Ferro Fibrous Malak[12]
Divine Shield-B Light Ferro Fibrous Grigori[14]
Durallex Light Ferro Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous armor - Shipped to Federated Commonwealth for Wasp[18]
Kallon FWL Special Ferro Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous armor - Locust[18] & Buccaneer[20]
Communications System
Basix 200 Toyama[22]
Datacom 50 Hammer[19] & Anvil (with a Guardian ECM Suite)[21]
Easy Talk 2 Buccaneer[20]
Master's Voice Cel-Alpha w/C3 Computer Malak[12], Preta[13], Grigori[14], Deva[15], Seraph[16] & Archangel[17]
O/P COMNET 210A Grand Crusader[23]
Targeting-Tracking System
Dynatec 1122 Hammer[19] & Anvil[21]
Garret A99 Toyama[22] & Grand Crusader[23]
Master's Sight 1-Omega Malak[12], Preta[13], Grigori[14], Deva[15], Seraph[16] & Archangel[17]
RCA Instatrac Mark XIII w/Artemis IV System Buccaneer[20]

Terra[edit]

Components produced on Terra:[26]
Component Type
OmniMechs
C-DVA-O Deva OmniMech
C-MK-O Malak OmniMech
C-PRT-O Preta OmniMech
C-GRG-O Grigori OmniMech
C-SRP-O Seraph OmniMech
C-ANG-O Archangel OmniMech

Mars[edit]

Components produced on Mars:[27]
Component Type
OmniMechs
C-DVA-O Deva OmniMech
C-MK-O Malak OmniMech
C-PRT-O Preta OmniMech
C-GRG-O Grigori OmniMech
C-SRP-O Seraph OmniMech
C-ANG-O Archangel OmniMech

Sekkaris Mekwerks[edit]

A division of Gibson Federated BattleMechs, Sekkaris Mekwerks is the birthplace of the Blakist's fearsome Celestial series OmniMechs.

Overview[edit]

Formed in 3063 as a separate division of Gibson Federated, based on the planet Mars in the Terran system Sekkaris Mekwerks was tasked with developing new designs and equipment based on advanced Clan and Inner Sphere technologies captured by the Word of Blake. Quickly becoming the sole preserve of chief researcher Devon Cortland, Cortland's efforts to integrated new structural components with OmniPod technology led to the development of the Celestial series. [28]

While Gibson Federated's Terran and Gibson production lines far and away produce the bulk of the Blakist's new OmniMechs, Sekkaris continues to produce specialized custom-made Celestials for the Manei Domini's VDNI equipped commanders and elite units such as the Opacus Venatori. [28] [29]

Manufacturing[edit]

Sekkaris Mekwerks has an manufacturing center on the following planet.

Mars[edit]

Components produced on Mars:[citation needed]
Component Type
OmniMechs
C-MK-O Malak[citation needed] OmniMech
C-PTR-O Preta[citation needed] OmniMech
C-DVA-O Deva[citation needed] OmniMech
C-GRG-O Grigori[citation needed] OmniMech
C-ANG-O Archangel[citation needed] OmniMech
C-SRP-O Seraph[citation needed] OmniMech
Chassis
Celestial Endo-Steel Optimal-10 [citation needed]
Celestial Hybrid-3 [citation needed]
Celestial Hybrid-4
Celestial Hybrid-7 [citation needed]
Celestial Hybrid-8 with TSM Upgrade [citation needed]
Fusion Engine
210 GM Supercharged Light [citation needed]
240 GM Supercharged Light [citation needed]
270 GM Light [citation needed]
280 GM Supercharged Light [citation needed]
300 GM Compact [citation needed]
Improved Failsafe Jump Jets
Jump Jets
Northrup 750 [citation needed]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Divine Sekkaris-10 [citation needed]
Divine Sekkaris-3 [citation needed]
Divine Sekkaris-4 [citation needed]
Divine Sekkaris-6 [citation needed]
Divine Sekkaris-7 [citation needed]
Divine Sekkaris-8 [citation needed]
Communications System
StarLink 955G-C³i [citation needed]
Targeting-Tracking System
Starlight ComStar V [citation needed]
Starlight Seeker LK6-J with TargCompAssist [citation needed]

Andurien AeroTech[edit]

Andurien AeroTech is the subsidiary of Free Worlds Defense Industries responsible for most of their AeroSpace unit production.

Following the disbandment of the Free Worlds League and the establishment of the Duchy of Andurien as an independent nation, Andurien AeroTech benefitted from the very loose export restrictions put in place by the Duchy in the 3080s. This meant that Andurien AeroTech products were soon seen well beyond the boundaries of the former League, with the Deathstalker being of particular interest to outside bodies. Andurien AeroTech was also able to circumvent government restrictions on sales to the Marik Commonwealth thanks to the location of the Westover plant.[30]

In 3078 Andurien AeroTech announced that it was separating from their parent company.[31]

Leadership[edit]

In 3025 the companies Division Head is Lady Shanna Valdssen.[1]

Manufacturing[edit]

Andurien AeroTech has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Andurien[edit]

During the Jihad the plant suffered no damage and was operating at maximum output in 3079.[32]

Components produced on Andurien:[33][34][35][36][37]
Component Type
AeroSpace Fighter
F-90 Stingray[33][38] Medium Aerospace Fighters
F-92 Stingray[33][34][38] Medium Aerospace Fighters
F-100 Riever[35][38] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-100a Riever[35][38] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-700 Riever[34][35][38] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-700a Riever[35][38] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-700b Riever[35][38] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-77 Deathstalker[36][38] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
XF-78 Deathstalker[37] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
Dropship
Intruder[34][38] Dropships
Interplanetary Drive - Dropships
Movem-XL Drive Intruder[34]
Frame
F-77/X Deathstalker[36]
F-90/A Stingray F-90[33] & Stingray F-92[34]
Interstar Heavy Riever F-700[34] & Riever F-100[35]
Fusion Engine
Pitban 300a Riever F-100[35]
VOX 240a Deathstalker[36] Stingray F-90[33] & Stingray F-92[34]
Fusion Engine - XL
Pitban 300 XL Riever F-700a & Riever F-700b[35]
Pitban 400 XL Riever F-700[34]
Armor - Aerospace Fighters & Conventional Aircraft
Andurien Steel Standard Stingray F-90[33]
Riese 710 Riever F-100[35]
StarSlab Lite-2 Deathstalker[36]
Communications System
Lassitor-3QZ Riever F-100[35] /Shipped to Lopez for Riever[34]
Telestar F-61 Deathstalker[36]
Telstar F-67 Stingray F-90[33]
Targeting-Tracking System
IMB SYS 3740 Riever F-100[35]
SynCom VAX Stingray F-90[33] & Deathstalker[36]
AC-20
Imperator Zeta-a Riever F-100[35]
AC-10
Imperator X Deathstalker[36]
Medium Laser
Hellion b-II Stingray F-90[33], Stingray F-92[34] & Deathstalker[36]
ER Large Laser
Hellion a-III Stingray F-90[33], Stingray F-92[34] & Deathstalker[36]
PPC
Sunspot Stingray F-90[33]
Medium Pulse Laser
LRM-10
Gamma-10 Riever F-100[35] /Shipped to Lopez for Riever[34]
SRM-6
Beta-6 Riever F-100[35] /Shipped to Lopez for Riever[34]

Lopez[edit]

During the Jihad the plant suffered no damage and was operating at maximum output in 3079.[32] The Andurien Aerotech factories were lost along with Lopez following extensive asteroid bombardment in October 3080.[39][30]

Components produced on Lopez (until 3080):[40]
Component Type
Small Craft
NL-43 Battle Taxi[40] Small Craft
Conventional Aircraft
Angel Light Strike Fighter Conventional Aircraft
AeroSpace Fighter
F-92 Stingray[41] Medium Aerospace Fighters
F-700a Riever[41] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-703 Riever[41] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
SHV-0 Shiva[41] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
Frame
InterStar Heavy Riever[citation needed]
Fusion Engine - XL
Pitban 300 XL Riever[citation needed]

Westover[edit]

During the Jihad the plant suffered no damage and was operating at maximum output in 3079.[32]

Components produced on Westover:[33][42][43]
Component Type
AeroSpace Fighter
F-90 Stingray[33][44] Medium Aerospace Fighters
F-92 Stingray[33][44] Medium Aerospace Fighters
F-700 Riever[44] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-702 Riever[44] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
F-77 Deathstalker[42] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
SKR-4M Shikra[43] Heavy Aerospace Fighters
Small Craft
Aquarius Escort[citation needed] Small Craft
Lyonesse Escort[citation needed] Small Craft
Frame
AA Heavy Raptor 3 Shikra[43]
F-77/X Deathstalker[42]
F-90 A Stingray F-90[33]
InterStar Heavy Riever[citation needed]
Fusion Engine
VOX 240a Stingray F-90[33] & Deathstalker[42]
Fusion Engine - XL
Pitban 300 XL [citation needed]
Pitban 360 XL Shikra[43]
Pitban 400 XL Riever[citation needed]
Armor - Aerospace Fighters & Conventional Aircraft
Andurien Composition 5 Heavy Ferro-Aluminum Shikra[43]
Andurie Steel Standard Stingray F-90[33]
StarSlab Lite/2 Deathstalker[42]
Communications System
Lassitor-3QZ Riever[citation needed]
Lassitor-6SQ Shikra[43]
Telestar F-61 Deathstalker[42]
Telestar F-67 Stingray F-90[33]
Targeting-Tracking System
SynCom VAX Stingray F-90[33] & Deathstalker[42]
Wasat Snipe Type 2 Shikra[43]
Gauss Rifle
Kali Yama Weapons Industries Grand Slam Shikra[43]
Ultra AC/10
Type 9 Shikra[43]
PPC
Sunspot Stingray F-90[33]
Medium Laser
Hellion b-II Stingray F-90[33]
ER Large Laser
Hellion a-III Stingray F-90[33]
Medium Pulse Laser
Hellion P-II [citation needed]
Intek Shikra[43]
LRM-10
Gamma-10 Riever[citation needed]
SRM-6
Beta-6 Riever[citation needed]
Chaff Pod
Wasat Dazzle Shikra[43]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 House Marik:The Free Worlds League, p. 126, "Free Worlds Defensive Industries Profile"
  2. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 77
  3. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218
  4. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 15, "Produced Tornado PA(L) Battle Armor on Gibson"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 17, "Produced Djinn Battle Armor on Gibson"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 21, "Produced Asura Battle Armor on Gibson"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 31, "Produced Phalanx Battle Armor on Gibson"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 33, "Produced Tengu Battle Armor on Gibson"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 39, "Produced Nephilim Battle Armor on Gibson"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 41, "Produced Shedu Battle Armor on Gibson"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 66, "Produced Malak 'Mech components on Gibson"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 74, "Produced Preta Components"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 80, "Produced Grigori Components"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 84, "Produced Deva Components"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 90, "Produced Seraph Components"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 92, "Produced Archangel Components"
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 Objective Raids, p. 124, "Produced Gibson BattleMech Components"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 16, "Produced Hammer 'Mech Components on Gibson"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 98, "Buccaneer 'Mech Profile"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 48, "Produced Anvil 'Mech Components on Gibson"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 118, "Toyama 'Mech Profile"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 Technical Readout: 3058, p. 132, "Grand Crusader Profile"
  24. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 27
  25. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 11
  26. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218, says production of Celestials occurs on all three worlds.
  27. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218, says production of Celestials occurs on all three worlds.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Masters and Minions - Corporations of the Word of Blake, pg 218
  29. Starterbook: Wolf and Blake
  30. 30.0 30.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 93, "Duchy of Andurien"
  31. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 37
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4
  33. 33.00 33.01 33.02 33.03 33.04 33.05 33.06 33.07 33.08 33.09 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 206, "Produced Stingray F-90 Components"
  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 Objective Raids, p. 118, "Produced Andurien AeroTech Components"
  35. 35.00 35.01 35.02 35.03 35.04 35.05 35.06 35.07 35.08 35.09 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 218, "Produced Riever variants and components"
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 Technical Readout: 3026 Revised, p. 100, "Produced Deathstalker Fighter components"
  37. 37.0 37.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms, p. 11
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 20
  39. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 22, "What Of Lopez?"
  40. 40.0 40.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Phantoms, p. 12
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 21
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 266, "Produced Deathstalker Components"
  43. 43.00 43.01 43.02 43.03 43.04 43.05 43.06 43.07 43.08 43.09 43.10 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 48, "Produced Shikra Components"
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 31

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