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Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Umka
Primary Products BattleMech Armor

Kerr-McGuiness is the largest producer of BattleMech Armor in the Free Worlds League. Its products generally have a poor reputation.


The Kerr-McGuinness armor works developed a bad reputation almost from its founding during the Age of War six hundred years ago. The reactor shielding it produces is rumored to fail under stress in field conditions, but this allegation has never been conclusively proven.[1] Sales dropped significantly as customers began using armor compounds (standard and Ferro-Fibrous) produced by other companies.[2]

The CEO of Kerr-McGuinness in 3067 was Allicia Padier.[2] She worked diligently to overcome her company's reputation for slipshod products by implementing a new PR campaign. In addition she constantly lobbied large defense contractors (in both the League and Lyran Commonwealth) to use Kerr-McGuinness armor. As a result, sales increased dramatically in the 3060's, but critics were still not satisfied with the quality of the company's products.[2]


Kerr-McGuinniss has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Umka:[1]
Component Type
Armor - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Jolassa-325 [citation needed]
Riese-100 Stinger[1]
Riese-456 Hermes II[1]
Riese-500 Crusader[1]
Armor - FF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Jolassa-328 Ferro-Fibrous Hermes[1] & Thunderbolt[1]
Jolassa CASE Thunderbolt[1]
Riese CASE Crusader[1]
Reactor Shielding[1] Various


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Objective Raids, p. 138, "Produced Kerr-McGuinness Components"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 133, "Kerr-McGuinness Company Profile"