Interstellar Agriculture Concerns
|Interstellar Agriculture Concerns|
Interstellar Agriculture Concerns - also referred to as Interstellar Agricultural Concerns - was a manufacturing concern in the Fronc Reaches. They provided tracked vehicles and other agricultural equipment for the citizens of the New Colony Region, and when the Fronc Reaches formed they were hired to produce weaponry for the new nation. Since that time, the company has continued to produce civilian equipment as well as tanks. In 3079 there were several problems with their military products, particularly in engine and transmissions, but engineers worked to fix these problems.
The Rockwellawan plant was located close to the world's arctic regions.
The loss of the Fronc Reaches' only BattleMech manufacturing facility when the Magistracy of Canopus and then the Capellan Confederation annexed the world of Detroit led to President Elaine Hadley implementing a number of changes after she came to power in 3092. One of the major changes was her instruction that the remaining two arms producers in Reaches space - Colonial Tractors of Fronc and Interstellar Agricultural Concerns - increase production to compensate for the loss of Detroit.
Interstellar Agriculture Concerns, keen to maintain it's reputation as a primarily civilian manufacturer, responded by spinning off a subsidiary company to deal with the demands for increased military production. That company, Interstellar Arms, went on to begin manufacturing a number of light BattleMech designs by 3105, as well as taking over the manufacture of the Vedettes originally produced by IAC.
Interstellar Agriculture Concerns has manufacturing centers in the following locations.
|Components produced on Rockwellawan:|
|Vedette (until 3092)||Tracked Vehicles|
- Objectives: Periphery, p. 22
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 186, "Fronc Reaches"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 189, "Fronc Reaches"