Advanced Point Defense System

Anti-Missile System.jpg
Advance Point Defense System
Production information
Type Equipment
Tech Base Advanced IS
Year Availability IS = 3137 (Standard)
3134 (Battlesuit)
Year Introduced IS = 3134
Year Extinction IS =
Year Reintroduced IS =
Technology Rating E
Technical specifications
Heat 2
Damage Special Weapon Rules (Consult Interstellar Operations pp. 91-92)
Short Range Firing Range
  • 3 - Special Weapon Rules (Consult Interstellar Operations pp. 91-92)
Tons 3 / .35
Critical Slots 2 (Standard)
N/A (Battlesuit)
Ammo Per Ton Clan =

IS = 12 / 6

Cost (unloaded) 200,00 / 50,000
BV (1.0) Clan =

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Ammo BV (1.0) Clan =

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BV (2.0) Clan =

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Description[edit]

The Advanced Point Defense System, which is also known as APD or APDS, is an variation of the standard Anti-Missile System designed to protect multiple units from incoming missile fire rather than the merely the unit mounting it. The weapon system has two variants: the Standard and the Battlesuit variant.[1]

Background[edit]

Originally developed in secret by the Republic of the Sphere's Republic Institute of Strategic Combat (RISC) starting in 3132, the Advanced Point Defense System was one of the organization's few successful projects to bolster the Republic's arsenal. When it was developed, the APDS was originally known as the RISC Advance Point Defense System. There was lingering doubts about its effectiveness due to the questionable track record of the RISC. The system has its flaws: the weapon is unable to be used on any aerospace type of vehicle.

The Republic's secretive production facility, Rhodes Foundry, was first to put the weapon into production. It was initially utilized on the Aegis Point Defense Suit variant of the Angerona Battle Armor in 3134. A larger version intended for heavier units was devised in 3137 and notably mounted on variants of the Padilla Tube Artillery Tank and the Osprey BattleMech.[1][2]

Models[edit]

The Advance Point Defense System is manufactured on the following planets:

McArthur III APDS[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
New Earth
Terra
Blankenburg Technologies Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3[3]

RISC Advanced Point Defense System[edit]

Manufactured on Manufactured by Typically used in References
Devil's Rock Rhodes Foundry Ltd. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3[4]

Notes[edit]

  • The image used in this article does not depict the system, as there are no available pictures of the system.
  • The Advanced Missile System was originally conceived by WizKids for its MechWarrior Dark Age Collectable Miniatures game as part of its Solaris expansion set. It was intended as an attachable datacard for any faction with a light unit designation. It could be used by both general and unique units in the CGC game. The Advanced Missile System would be adapted later by Catalyst Game Labs and redefined for use for its tabletop game with rules for its use in rulebook Interstellar Operations.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Interstellar Operations, pp. 91–92, 202, 215, 220–221: "RISC Advance Point Defense System"
  2. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, pp. 7, 13, 15: Padilla/Osprey/Aegis - Variant Units which were the first to have a production Advanced PDS mounted on them for regular use
  3. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 13: Pallilla Anti-Missile Tank - APDS mounted
  4. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 15: Aegis Point Defense Suit - The original RISC APDS mounted on Refitted Angerona light Battle Armor
  5. Advanced Anti-Missile System listed on MWDA Fan-site Warrenborne

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