Alliance Defenders Limited

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Alliance Defenders Limited
Corporation Profile
Founding Year Star League era
Headquarters: Alpheratz
Leadership: CEO
Products: BattleMechs

Alliance Defenders Limited is a military hardware manufacturer on Alpheratz in the Outworlds Alliance.


Alliance Defenders Limited (ADL) was the first and largest producer of weapons and equipment for ground based warfare in the Outworlds Alliance.[1] ADL was founded as a result of funding investments made by the Terran Hegemony. The company was envisioned to be the means for easing the logistical problems of replacing equipment lost in the field by the SLDF Eighteenth Army.[2] ADL began its operation in the 2730's[2] and has provided 'Mechs to the Alliance Military Corps ever since.[1]

Output from ADL facilities grew steadily from its opening to April of 2765.[2] During the Star League era, ADL specialized in the production of three light 'Mech designs; the Locust, the Stinger, and the Wasp, many of which were equipped with the advanced laser systems manufactured by Lushann Industrials Limited. At least two of these designs, the Locust and the Stinger, were procured by Emma Jacobs (the first CEO of ADL) by bribing pirate bands to acquire their designs from the Federated Suns.[3]

In 3067, ADL expanded its production to include the Rommel and Po heavy tanks.


ADL suffered some minor damage in 3071 as the Jihad began, but nothing so significant to mention. The company was operating at its full production capacity in 3079.[4]


The company's CEO in 3090 was Johann Eshei.[5]


Alliance Defenders Limited has manufacturing centers on the following planet:


Components produced on Alpheratz:[6][7][8][9][10][11]
Component Type
CVR-A1 Cadaver[6] Light BattleMech
LCT-1V Locust[7][8][11] Light BattleMech
STG-3R Stinger[7][11] Light BattleMech
Stinger IIC[9][11] Light BattleMech
WSP-1A Wasp[7][11] Light BattleMech
WSP-3A Wasp[citation needed] Light BattleMech
MLN-1A Merlin[10] Heavy BattleMech
Oro Heavy Tank[11] Tracked Vehicles
Po[1][11] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Tank
Rommel[1][11] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Tank
Tracked APC[11] Tracked Vehicles
Bergan VII Locust[7][8]
Corean Model 101AA Endo Steel Cadaver[6]
Earthwerks STG Stinger 3R[7]
Eartwerks STG-EC Stinger IIC[9]
1A Type 3 Wasp[7]
Fusion Engine
LTV 160 Locust[8]
Magna 260 Rommel[citation needed]
Nissan 120 Stinger IIC[9]
Extralight Fusion Engine
VOX 240 XL Cadaver[6]
Jump Jets
Chilton 360 Stinger 3R[7]
SR Starlifter 20 Stinger IIC[9]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Heavy Rommel & Po/Shipped to Ramora for Charger
StarSlab/1 Locust[8]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Compound FM3 Ferro-fibrous Stinger IIC[9]
Durallex Ferro-fibrous w/CASE II Cadaver[6]
Communications System
Garret T10-B Locust[8] & Stinger IIC[9]
Lynx-Shur w/Guardian ECM Suite Cadaver[6]
Targeting-Tracking System
O/P 911 Locust[8] & Cadaver[6]
Tokasha B4 T&T Stinger IIC[9]
Small Laser
Diverse Optics Type 10 Rommel/Shipped to Ramora for Charger
Medium Laser
Martell Locust[8]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Cadaver[6]
Improved Heavy Medium Laser
Series X-a Stinger IIC[9]
AP Gauss Rifle
Sigma-I Stinger IIC[9]
Shannon Ten-Pin Cadaver[6]
Machine Gun
Sperry Browning Locust[8]
Flameshot Cadaver[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 143, "Manufacturer Profile"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 10, "Infrastructure Integrity"
  3. Top of the Scrap Heap, p. 12
  4. Objectives: The Clans, p. 16
  5. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p, 140
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 28, "Produced Cadaver components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Objective Raids, p. 153, "Produced Components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 281, "Produced Locust 1V Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 140, "Produced Stinger IIC Components"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Technical Readout: Succession Wars, pp. 112–113: "MLN-1A Merlin"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 Objectives: The Clans, p. 17, "Alliance Defenders Limited"