The driving force behind the initial colonization of the Inner Sphere, the Kearny-Fuchida Drive was named after the two professors, Thomas Kearny and Takayoshi Fuchida who theorized of the ability to warp space to allow for quick travel over more than two dozen light years. Although the two scientists put forward their theories beginning in 2018, their theories were ridiculed for decades. It was only after their deaths that they were vindicated when the Deimos Project "jumped" the first JumpShip from Sol's zenith jump point to its nadir jump point in 2107. A year later, the TAS Pathfinder made the first manned, interstellar "jump" to Tau Ceti, where they confirmed the findings of the slower-than-light Magellan probes: Tau Ceti had a habitable planet, later named New Earth.
The creation of the Kearny-Fuchida Drive was the only reason that extensive colonization of the Inner Sphere took place. Without it, there would not have been any BattleTech universe.
The Kearny-Fuchida Drive is manufactured on the following planets:
- The Star League, pp. 7-8, "History - Roots"