Imperator Automatic Weaponry

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Imperator Automatic Weaponry
Corporation Profile
Headquarters: Atreus
Leadership: CEO
Products: Weapons

Imperator Automatic Weaponry is one of the largest manufacturers of weaponry in the Inner Sphere.


The CEO in 3067 is Colm de Smit.[1]


For many years Imperator Automatic Weaponry was a subsidiary of Kallon Industries and before that, Earthwerks Incorporated. In 3056 Kallon separated from Earthwerks, and Imperator Automatic Weaponry was also spun off into its own independent company. The company had a large backlog of orders to fill, and was accused of accepting "priority production fees" in order to expedite orders for some clients. Though the allegations rose in 3064, Imperator ignored them and only suffered a minor drop in share price.[2]

As of 3068 with the demand for missiles, weapons systems (both replacements and upgrades) armor and support technology of all sorts has been absolutely phenomenal, the company was in back-order status for the first time since 3065.[3]

When the Free Worlds League fragmented and the Marik Commonwealth became an independent nation again, the Commonwealth found itself critically short of weapon supplies due to the trade problems endemic within the former Free Worlds League and restrictions on trade. As a manufacturer already established within Commonwealth space, Imperator Automatic Weaponry stepped up. Many 'Mechs within the Commonwealth military were modified to take Imperator Ultra model autocannon, and with the heavy urban combat seen to retake Atreus, the larger grade Imperator autocannon became increasingly popular. One of the anecdotes of the era was that the 11th Atrean Dragoons replaced so many weapons with Imperator autocannon that if it wasn't for the purple Marik eagle, the unit could be mistaken for an AFFS unit.[4]

Gauss rifles and Autocannons rolled off Imperator's production lines without problem in 3079.[5]


Imperator Automatic Weaponry has manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Atreus:[6]
Component Type
Imperator Smoothie-2 Shipped to Draconis Combine for Mauler and JagerMech[6]
Imperator Zeta-a F-700 Riever /Shipped to Draconis Combine for Riever[6]
LB 10-X AC
Imperator Code Red Shipped to Draconis Combine for Wolf Trap and Slayer[6]
Ultra AC/5
Imperator Ultra-5 Cicada, Hermes II, Shadow Hawk, Rifleman /Shipped to Federated Commonwealth for Vulcan and to Draconis Combine for JagerMech[6]
Ultra AC/10
Imperator Ultra-10 [citation needed]
Gauss rifle
Imperator Dragon's Fire Shipped to Draconis Combine for Victor, Atlas and Slayer[6]
Light AC/2
[citation needed] [7]
Light AC/5
Imperator Napoleon Poignard[8]


  1. Handbook: House Marik, p. 131, "Imperator Automatic Weaponry CEO"
  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 131
  3. Dawn of the Jihad, p. 81, "“PROFITS UP”"
  4. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 91, "The Marik Commonwealth"
  5. Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 7
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Objective Raids, p. 120, "Produced Imperator Automatic Weaponry Components"
  7. TechManual, p. 207
  8. Technical Readout: 3085 p.112