Barcella Beta

Barcella Beta
Corporation Profile
AffiliationClan Nova Cat

Barcella Beta was a Clan Nova Cat facility.


After Clan Nova Cat's flight from the Clan Homeworlds, following their Trial of Abjuration, they managed to disassemble a few of their production facilities and shifted them to the Draconis Combine, along with their people. During the Jihad, it lost about a third of its staff and was only operating at 80% of its maximum output in 3079.[1] It is one of the Cat's larger producers of combat vehicles, and the 'Mech production annex (designated Barcella Alpha) produces unique variants of the Griffin IIC. Reports suggest that the Ishtar was produced at Barcella Beta as well.[2]

After the Nova Cat rebellion of the early Dark Age, the DCMS seized the plant and it was assigned to Luthien Armor Works for management. Engineers from LAW dismantled the factory and moved it to Luthien's Guthrie Island.[3] There it was renamed LAW-Barcella Beta.


Barcella Beta has a manufacturing center on the following planet:


Originally located on the planet Barcella, the Barcella Beta complex was moved to the planet of Irece during Clan Nova Cat's flight from the Homeworlds.

Components produced on Irece:[2][4][3][5][6][7][8]
Component Type
Shadow Cat[2][4] Medium OmniMech
Shadow Cat III[9] Medium OmniMech
Griffin IIC[2] Medium BattleMech
Cizin[3] Hovercraft
Joust BE700[2][5] Tracked Vehicles - Medium Tank
Sekhmet Assault Vehicle[6] Tracked Vehicles
Odin[7] Wheeled Vehicles - Scout Tank
Ishtar[2] Wheeled Vehicles - Fire Support Vehicle
Shoden[8] Wheeled Vehicles - Assault Vehicle
Shoden 2[8] Wheeled Vehicles - Assault Vehicle
Type 79-45 Endo Steel Shadow Cat[4]
Fusion Engine
Fusion 140 Odin[7]
Fusion 260 Shoden[8]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Consolidated 215 XL Cizin[3]
Consolidated 260 XL Sekhmet[6]
Fusion 200 XL Joust[5]
RFUM 270 XL Shadow Cat[4]
Jump Jets
Model KY Boosters Shadow Cat[4]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Advanced Compound Beta Joust[5]
Compound Beta Shoden[8]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Alpha Compound ferro-fibrous Sekhmet[6] & Cizin[3]
Compound 2110 ferro-fibrous Odin[7]
Compound H17 ferro-fibrous Shadow Cat[4]
Communications System
Built 1685/5 Tacticom Shoden[8]
Built 1685/6 Tacticom Shoden[5] & Sekhmet[6]
Consolidated BMR 6 Odin[7]
JNE Integrated Griffin IIC, Shadow Cat[4], Shadow Hawk
Omicron 5000 Cizin[3]
Targeting-Tracking System
Build 2 Cat Shadow Cat[4]
Build 3 Cat Griffin IIC & Shadow Hawk IIC[citation needed]
Build 4 CAT TTS w/Advanced Targeting Computer Cizin[3]
Series XXVIII Sekhmet[6]
Series XXVIII IWS Shoden[8] & Joust[5]
TRTTS Mark II Odin[7]
AP Gauss Rifle
Tau-II Sekhmet[6]
ER Small Laser
Series 1 Odin[7]
Medium Pulse Laser
Kolibri Omega Series Odin[7]
ER Medium Laser
Series 2d Cizin[3]
Large Pulse Laser
Kolibri Delta Series Sekhmet[6]
Light Machine Gun
Series 2c Shoden[8] & Griffin IIC
Pattern D-II Cizin[3]
Streak SRM-2
Pattern J2 Odin[7]
Mk.22 Type III Sekhmet[6]
Streak SRM-6
Pattern J7 Shoden[8]
Type 9 Series 1 Shoden[8]


  1. Objectives: The Clans, p. 24: "State of the Industry at a Glance (Dec 3079)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Objectives: The Clans, p. 25: "Barcella Beta"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 18: "Produced Cizin Components"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 170: "OmniMech Components"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 136: "Produced Joust BE700 Vehicle Components"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 22: "Produced Sekhmet Components"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 38: "Vehicle Components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 36: "Vehicle Components"
  9. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 3, p. 6: "Shadow Cat III"