Irian Technologies

Irian Technologies
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Company Information
Founding Year 2812[1]
Interstellar Company Yes
Primary Site(s) Angell II
Clipperton
Irian
Lopez
Shiro III
Lopez
Primary Products Battle Armor
BattleMechs
DropShips
JumpShips
OmniMechs
WarShips

A powerful industrial conglomerate based on Irian in the Free Worlds League, Irian Technologies (IrTech) maintains Irian BattleMechs Unlimited, IMB Systems, United Fiber Optics, Irian Non-Ferrous and Technology Transfer as its principal divisions.[1]

Overview[edit]

On July 2182 Irian Technologies was founded on the planet Irian as United Fiber Optics, then a manufacturer of underwater communications cables. It soon expanded into mining and raw materials production and had become Irian Technologies by the time Irian joined the Free Worlds League.[1] After 2255 IrTech had become the de facto government of the planet.[2]

The firm grew even more with the rise of BattleMech technology, being involved in the first domestic production League BattleMechs. At their Soapstone Mountain BattleMech plant they would produce the Hermes and Guillotine designs.[1]

In 2698 IrTech expanded into weapons manufacture, sensor technology, and aerospace technology, opening new facilities in the Duchy of Andurien. At the onset of the First Succession War IrTech operated 87 production and laboratory facilities, but they became prime targets and less than a fifth survived the war.

In 3014 - during the early stages of the Marik Civil War - Duke Anton Marik's special operations forces together with disgruntled workers took control of the Soapstone Mountain BattleMech plant on Irian, which had been producing Hermes and Guillotine-class 'Mechs, and implicitly also Archer and Wasp designs,[1]) as part of Anton's effort to gain control of key industries.[3] The First Marik Militia, reluctant to damage the factory, initially isolated it and tried to negotiate; however, when Captain-General Janos Marik demanded an immediate resolution to the situation on Irian the First staged an assault[4] where the rebels' defense efforts effectively razed the factory.[5] Dame Catherine Humphreys of Andurien poured considerable funds into its reconstruction; Sigmund Hughes, whose mistress Louise Humphreys was a daughter of Dame Catherine Humphreys, became president of the IMB Unlimited Division of IrTech and oversaw the reconstruction, which was completed within less than three years. It would resume production of Hermes II-class 'Mechs after the rebuild.[1] According to a ComStar dossier, the credit for rebuilding the factory should have gone to two mysterious techs who spearheaded the effort and whose names were given as Nkrumah Blake and Gowarjapul Campion.[1]

Between 3067 and 3072, Irian Technologies maintained a neutral stance towards the Word of Blake. This worked to IrTech's advantage: Where other manufacturers were destroyed by the Jihad, IrTech was able to survive and even succeed. When the tide turned against the Blakists, however, IrTech found that their neutrality cost them many favors and (more importantly) customers, leaving the Word of Blake as their largest customer. The Word ruthlessly pushed this advantage, and by 3072 the Word of Blake controlled Irian Technologies.[6]

The resulting internal turmoil as the company's leadership struggled to find a way out of their desperate straights effectively shattered the company into smaller pieces. Some newly held companies located in the Lyran Alliance sided with the Blakists. On Irian, the company leadership put their full weight behind the resistance, leading to a liberated planet, while the rest of the company seemed to be stuck, floundering around for a successful strategy.[6] When the Blakists were forced to retreat from Irian on 8 December they resorted to using scorched earth tactics to cover their withdrawal, targeting a number of IrTech facilities with tactical nuclear devices as they went.[7][8]

In 3079, most of Irian's production was being commandeered by the 3rd Free Worlds Legionnaires so they could rebuild.[9]

By 3081 Irian was expanding its exports in an effort to make up for huge corporate losses, with those satellite factories that survived the corporation turning against the Word of Blake continuing to supply the Marik Commonwealth with a trickle of FWLM staple units. However, production was still far below that of the original parent plants.[10] They also maintained a repair and refit center on Angell II[11] and Washburn[12].

In early to mid thirty-second century, various Irian Technologies planets would turn to start supplying their "native" Duchies and other nation states of the fragmented League.[13]

By 3133 Irian Technologies was able to exert its influence to recover control of Irian, which had been lost when the system was ceded to the Republic of the Sphere.[14] In that same year the company's security forces defended the world against strikes from multiple micro-factions of the disintegrating Republic of the Sphere. Eventually the company formed a long-term alliance with the Dragon's Fury[15], and integrated their self-defense units into a new planetary defense force that combined Dragon's Fury commanders with the IrTech security teams and Irian planetary militia.[16] Between 3133 and 3135 Irian Technologies factories on Irian suffered heavy damage.[16]

Leadership[edit]

The Company CEO of Irian Technologies in 3067 is Sigmund Hughes.[17]

Manufacturing[edit]

Irian Technologies has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Angell II[edit]

Components produced on Angell II:[18]
Component Type
BattleMechs
JLN-5A Juliano[18] Assault BattleMech
Chassis
Irian Tonans Endo-Composite Juliano[18]
Fusion Engine - XL
Hermes 360 XL Juliano[18]
Armor - LFF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Guardian II Light Ferro-Fibrous w/CASE II Juliano[18]
Communications System
Irian HMR 35s Juliano[18]
Targeting-Tracking System
Omicron Alert Juliano[18]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Sunfire Juliano[18]
ER Large Laser
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Juliano[18]
Streak SRM-6
Pattern J6 Juliano[18]

Clipperton[edit]

After the Jihad the Clipperton lines stopped WarShip production to focus on commercial JumpShip production.[19] They took no damage during the Jihad and were operating at maximum production in 3079.[20]

Components produced on Clipperton:[21][22][23][24][25]
Component Type
DropShips
Hamilcar[22][19] DropShip
Leopard[21][22][23][19] DropShip
Leopard CV[21][22][24][19] DropShip
Leopard[19] Pocket WarShip
Union[21][22][26] [19] DropShip
Merlin[22][19][25] DropShip
JumpShips
Scout[21][22][19] Jumpship
Invader[19] JumpShip
WarShip
Agamemnon[22] Warship
Interplanetary Drive - Dropships
Star League V84 Leopard & Leopard CV[21]
Star League V250 Union[21]
? (for Hamilcar) [citation needed]
? (for Merlin) [citation needed]
Kearny-Fuchida Drive - Jumpships
K-F Mark IIb Scout[21]

Irian[edit]

In 3091 the Republic shut down the plant.[27]

Components produced on Irian:[28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Achileus[36] Light battle armor
Longinus[37] Medium battle armor
Phalanx[28] Heavy battle armor
Xiphos[29] Assault battle armor
BattleMechs
HER-1S Hermes[30] Light BattleMech
HER-3S Hermes[31] Light BattleMech
HER-5S Hermes II[31] Medium BattleMech
TBT-7M Trebuchet[31] Medium BattleMech
GLT-5M Guillotine[31] Heavy BattleMech
PRF-1R Prefect[34] Heavy BattleMech
TMP-3M Tempest[32] Heavy BattleMech
AWS-9M Awesome[31] Assault BattleMech
ALB-3U Albatross[33] Assault BattleMech
OmniMech
BJ2-0 Blackjack[35] Medium OmniMech
Chassis
Albat-50 Albatross[33]
Corean-II Delux Endo Steel Trebuchet[31]
Crucis-II Endo Steel Guillotine[31]
Crucis-III Deluxe Endo Steel Prefect[34]
Irian Class 10 Endo Steel Hermes[31][30]
Irian Class 40 Endo Steel Hermes II[31]
Technicron Type G Awesome[31]
Technicron Type H Tempest[32]
Fusion Engine
Hermes 240 Hermes II[31]
Pitban 240 [citation needed]
Plasmastar 375 Light Prefect[34]
VOX 280 Fusion Engine - Guillotine[31]
GM 270 w/MASC Hermes[31][30]
Fusion Engine - XL
GM 380 XL Albatross[33]
Hermes 210 XL Shipped to Capellan Confederation for Raven[31]
Hermes 250 XL Trebuchet[31]
Hermes 320 XL Awesome[31]
Magna 260 XL Tempest[32]
Pitban 320 XL [citation needed]
GM 380 XL [citation needed]
Jump Jets
Anderson 398 Guillotine[31]
Chilton 465 Tempest[32]
Rawlings 50 Trebuchet[31]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Heavy w/CASE Shipped to Federated Commonwealth for Victor, BattleMaster & Stalker[31]
Durallex Special Heavy Guillotine[31]/Shipped to Savannah for Awesome[31]
Maximillian 100 Tempest[32]
StarSlab-3 w/CASE Albatross[33]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Ferro-Fibrous Prefect[34]
Jolassa-328 Ferro Fibrous Hermes 1S[30]
Communications System</>
Irian E.A.R. Hermes II[31]
Irian TelStar Hermes[31][30]
Irian HMR 35s Guillotine[31], Tempest[32], Albatross[33] & Prefect[34]
Corean TransBand-J9 Trebuchet[31]
Garret T19-G Awesome[31]
<u>Targeting-Tracking System
Wasat Watchdog W100 Tempest[32]
Alexis Photon Target System w/Beagle Probe Hermes[31]
Corean B-Tech Trebuchet[31]
Omicron TrackerKeeper Guillotine[31], Albatross[33] & Prefect[34]
Dynatec 2780 Awesome[31]
Narc Missile Beacon
Octagon Missile Magnet Trebuchet[31]
Small Laser
Diverse Optics Type 10 Awesome /Shipped to Brooks Incorporated for Galleon & to Savannah for Awesome[31]
Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Type 18 Shipped to Calloway for Archer & to Keystone for Thunderbolt[31]
Magna Mk II Trebuchet[31]
Hellion-V Hermes /Shipped to Brooks Incorperated for Galleon[31]
Irian Weapons Works Shipped to Kalidasa for Orion[31]
Irian Weapons Works Super 6 Guillotine[31]
Intek Medium Pulse Laser - Hermes II[31]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Prefect[34]
Medium Pulse Laser
Magna 400P Awesome[31]
ER Large Laser
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Guillotine /Shipped to Gibson & Thermopolis for Wolverine and to Keystone for Phoenix Hawk & Thunderbold[31]
Heavy PPC
Lord's Light 3 Prefect[34]
Snub-Nose PPC
Lord's Light 2 Prefect[34]
Flamer
Olympian Hermes II & Hermes 1S[31][30]
LRM-10
Zeus Trebuchet[31]
LRM-15
Irian Weapons Works V7 [citation needed]
SRM-6
Irian Weapons Works 60mm Guillotine[31] & Tempest[32]
Streak SRM-2
Hovertec Awesome[31]
B-Pod
Unknown Type Various[38]

Lopez[edit]

Formerly a refit center, Irian Technologies converted this to a full fledged production center in 3079.[39]

Components produced on Lopez:
Component Type
Mechs
KY2-D-03 Kyudo[39] Medium BattleMech

Shiro III[edit]

As of 3079 Irian Technologies had run out of room on Shiro III, leading them to open a new production line on Lopez.[39] They took no damage during the Jihad and were operating at maximum production in 3079.[20]

Components produced on Shiro III:[40][41][42][43]
Component Type
Mechs
WSP-1A Wasp[42] Light BattleMech
WSP-3M Wasp[40][39] Light BattleMech
HER-5S Hermes II[40][39] Medium BattleMech
HER-7S Hermes II[41] Medium BattleMech
Quickdraw[39] Heavy BattleMech
Blackjack[39] Medium OmniMech
Strider[39] Medium OmniMech
STK-5M Stalker[40][39] Assault BattleMech
STK-9M Stalker II[43] Assault BattleMech (Since 3137)
Chassis
1A Type 3 Wasp 1A[42]
Irian Class 30 Stalker[40]
Irian Class 20 Second Generation Endo Steel Wasp 3M[40]
Irian Class 38 Second Generation Endo Steel Stalker II[43]
Irian Class 40 Second Generation Endo Steel Hermes II[40]
Fusion Engine
Hermes 120 Wasp 1A[42]
Hermes 240 Hermes[40]
Magna 120 Wasp 3M[40]
Magna 255 Stalker[40]
Strand 255 Stalker II[43]
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Light Wasp 1A[42]
Riese-675 Hardened w/CASE II Stalker II[43]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 52 Wasp 3M[40] & Wasp 1A[42]
Communications System
Duotech 65 Wasp 1A[42]
Irian E.A.R. Wasp 3M[40], Stalker II[43]
Targeting-Tracking System
Wasat Agressor Wasp 3M[40]
Wasat Aggressor with Advanced Targeting Computer Stalker II[43]
RadCom TXX Wasp 1A[42]
Narc Missile Beacon
Octagon Missile Magnet Stalker[40]
Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Type 2 Wasp 1A[42]
Magna Mk II Stalker[40], Stalker II[43]
Medium Pulse Laser
Intek Wasp 3M[40] & Hermes II[40]
ER Large Laser
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Stalker[40] /Shipped to Federated Commonwealth for Phoenix Hawk & Blackjack and to Draconis Combine for Lucifer II[40]
Flamer
Olympian Hermes II[40]
LRM-10
Irian Weapons Works Stalker[40]
SRM-2
Bical Wasp 1A[42]
Irian Weapons Works Class 2 Wasp 3M[40]
SRM-6
Irian Weapons Works Class 6 Stalker[40]

Washburn[edit]

Components produced on Washburn:[29]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Xiphos[29] Assault battle armor

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 127
  2. Turning Points: Irian, p. 5
  3. Brush Wars, p. 23
  4. Brush Wars, p. 27
  5. Brush Wars, p. 27, reports "heavy damage" while House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 127, reports the factory was "virtually razed"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 76, "Irian Technologies Profile"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 19, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 55, "The Jihad In Review"
  9. Field Report: FWLM, p. 14
  10. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 93, "Marik Commonwealth"
  11. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 10
  12. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 11
  13. Technical Readout:3145 Free Worlds League, p.38 Stalker II - Background history of the Stalker II shows example of Audurien based Irian production plant producing for approved allies of Audurien.
  14. Turning Points: Irian, p. 5
  15. Turning Points: Irian, p. 9
  16. 16.0 16.1 Turning Points: Irian, p. 10
  17. Handbook: House Marik, p. 131, "Irian Technologies CEO"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 40, "Produced Juliano Components"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 12
  20. 20.0 20.1 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 Objective Raids p. 122, "Produced Irian Technologies Components"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 Handbook: House Marik, p. 131, "Irian Naval Systems of Clipperton"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 12, "Produced Leopard DropShip"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 14, "Produced Leopard CV DropShip"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 174, "Merlin DropShip Profile"
  26. Dropships and Jumpships, p.17
  27. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 15, "Timeline 3085-3145"
  28. 28.0 28.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 31, "Produced Phalanx Battle Armor
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 9, "Produced Xiphos Battle Armor"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 Technical Readout: 2750, p. 22, "Produced Hermes 1S Components on Irian"
  31. 31.00 31.01 31.02 31.03 31.04 31.05 31.06 31.07 31.08 31.09 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 31.36 31.37 31.38 31.39 31.40 31.41 31.42 31.43 31.44 Objective Raids, p. 126, "Produced Irian BattleMech Unlimited Components on Irian"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 50, "Produced Tempest Components on Irian"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 74, "Produced Albatross Components on Irian"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 100, "Produced Prefect 'Mech Components"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 130, "Produced Blackjack OmniMech on Irian"
  36. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 11, "Achileus Profile"
  37. Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 29, "Longinus Profile"
  38. TechManual, p. 205
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 21
  40. 40.00 40.01 40.02 40.03 40.04 40.05 40.06 40.07 40.08 40.09 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 Objective Raids, p. 134, "Produced Irian BattleMech Unlimited Components on Shiro III"
  41. 41.0 41.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Marik, p. 4,"Produced HER-7S Hermes II Components"
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 283, "Produced Wasp 1A Components"
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 Technical Readout: 3145, p. 39, "Stalker II profile and its production details"

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