Irian Technologies

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Irian Technologies
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Corporation Profile
Founding Year2182[1]
AffiliationFree Worlds League
HeadquartersKirin River
(Irian III)[2]
Manufacturing Plant(s)

A powerful industrial conglomerate based on Irian in the Free Worlds League, Irian Technologies (IrTech) maintained Irian BattleMechs Unlimited, IMB Systems, Irian PersArms,[3] and Irian Naval Systems as some of its principal divisions.[1]


In July 2182, Irian Technologies was founded on the planet Irian as United Fiber Optics, then a manufacturer of underwater communications cables. It soon expanded into mining and raw materials production and had become Irian Technologies by the time Irian joined the Free Worlds League.[1] After 2255, IrTech had become the de facto government of the planet.[4]

The firm grew even more with the rise of BattleMech technology, being involved in the first domestic production League BattleMechs. At their Soapstone Mountain BattleMech plant they would produce the Hermes and Guillotine designs.[1]

In 2698, IrTech expanded into weapons manufacture, sensor technology, and aerospace technology, opening new facilities in the Duchy of Andurien. At the onset of the First Succession War IrTech operated 87 production and laboratory facilities, but they became prime targets and less than a fifth survived the war.

In 3014—during the early stages of the Marik Civil War—Duke Anton Marik's special operations forces together with disgruntled workers took control of the Soapstone Mountain BattleMech plant on Irian, which had been producing Hermes and Guillotine 'Mechs, and implicitly also Archer and Wasp designs,[1] as part of Anton's effort to gain control of key industries.[5] The First Marik Militia, reluctant to damage the factory, initially isolated it and tried to negotiate; however, when Captain-General Janos Marik demanded an immediate resolution to the situation on Irian the First staged an assault[6] where the rebels' defense efforts effectively razed the factory.[7] Dame Catherine Humphreys of Andurien poured considerable funds into its reconstruction; Sigmund Hughes, whose mistress Louise Humphreys was a daughter of Dame Catherine Humphreys, became president of the Irian BattleMechs Unlimited division of IrTech and oversaw the reconstruction, which was completed within less than three years. It would resume production of Hermes II 'Mechs after the rebuild.[1] According to a ComStar dossier, the credit for rebuilding the factory should have gone to two mysterious techs who spearheaded the effort and whose names were given as Nkrumah Blake and Gowarjapul Campion.[1]

In 3053, the famous Floating Tower, Federated-Boeing Interstellar's corporate HQ in the Galax system, was raided by an unknown force. Shortly after, Irian Technologies began producing an identical upgrade of the Leopard-class DropShip. Federated-Boeing filed protests with the Federated Commonwealth and ComStar, but nothing came of it.[8]

The company was quite diversified, owners of other firms such as Irian Cosmetics by 3070.[9]

Between 3067 and 3072, Irian Technologies maintained a neutral stance towards the Word of Blake. This worked to IrTech's advantage: Where other manufacturers were destroyed by the Jihad, IrTech was able to survive and even succeed. When the tide turned against the Blakists, however, IrTech found that their neutrality cost them many favors and (more importantly) customers, leaving the Word of Blake as their largest customer. The Word ruthlessly pushed this advantage, and by 3072 the Word of Blake controlled Irian Technologies.[10]

In 3072, Irian Technologies' newest prototype crashed, resulting in the death of longtime test pilot Jake "Flash" Wagner. The SBA-4S Sea Bass flying submersible was Irian's latest vision of the future, allowing one vehicle to patrol the sky and the ocean.[11]

The resulting internal turmoil as the company's leadership struggled to find a way out of their desperate straits effectively shattered the company into smaller pieces. Some newly held companies located in the Lyran Alliance sided with the Blakists. On Irian, the company leadership put their full weight behind the resistance, leading to a liberated planet, while the rest of the company seemed to be stuck, floundering for a successful strategy.[10] When the Blakists were forced to retreat from Irian on 8 December they resorted to using scorched earth tactics to cover their withdrawal, targeting a number of IrTech facilities with tactical nuclear devices as they went.[12][13]

In 3079, most of Irian's production was being commandeered by the Third Free Worlds Legionnaires so they could rebuild.[14]

By 3081, Irian was expanding its exports in an effort to make up for huge corporate losses, with those satellite factories that survived the corporation turning against the Word of Blake continuing to supply the Marik Commonwealth with a trickle of FWLM staple units. However, production was still far below that of the original parent plants.[15]

In early to mid thirty-second century, various Irian Technologies planets would turn to start supplying their "native" Duchies and other nation states of the fragmented League.[16]

By 3133, Irian Technologies was able to exert its influence to recover control of Irian, which had been lost when the system was ceded to the Republic of the Sphere.[17] In that same year the company's security forces defended the world against strikes from multiple factions of the disintegrating Republic of the Sphere. Eventually the company formed a long-term alliance with the Dragon's Fury,[18] and integrated their self-defense units into a new planetary defense force that combined Dragon's Fury commanders with the IrTech security teams and Irian planetary militia.[19] Between 3133 and 3135 Irian Technologies factories on Irian suffered heavy damage.[19]


Irian Technologies has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Angell II[edit]

Components produced on Angell II (Constructed late 3076):[20][21][22]
Component Type
Guillotine[21][22] Heavy BattleMech
Guillotine IIC[21] Heavy BattleMech
TMP-4M Tempest[22][23] Heavy BattleMech
JLN-5A Juliano[20] Assault BattleMech
Irian Tonans Endo-Composite Juliano[20]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Hermes 360 XL Juliano[20]
Armor - LFF - BattleMechs & Vehicles
Durallex Guardian II Light Ferro-Fibrous w/CASE II Juliano[20]
Communications System
Irian HMR 35s Juliano[20]
Targeting-Tracking System
Omicron Alert Juliano[20]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Sunfire Juliano[20]
ER Large Laser
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Juliano[20]
Streak SRM-6
Pattern J6 Juliano[20]


Irian Technologies had multiple holdings on Irian, including a Soapstone Mountain plant[24] and a complex in Kentwood.[25] In 3091, following a negative evaluation of the in-development WSP-3X Wasp, the Republic shut down the Soapstone Mountain plant in the name of disarmament.[26][24]

Caractacus Industries was a wholly owned subsidiary with an automated plant on Prospero, Irian's moon.[27]

Components produced on Irian:[28][29][30][31][24][32][33][34][35][36][25]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Achileus[37] Light battle armor
Longinus[38] Medium battle armor
Phalanx[28] Heavy battle armor
Xiphos[29] Assault battle armor
HER-1S Hermes[30] Light BattleMech
HER-3S Hermes[31] Light BattleMech
WSP-3X Wasp[24] Light BattleMech
WSP-5A Wasp[39] Light BattleMech
HER-2S Hermes II[40] Medium BattleMech
HER-5S Hermes II[31] Medium BattleMech
HER-7A Hermes II[41] Medium BattleMech
TBT-7M Trebuchet[31] Medium BattleMech
GLT-5M Guillotine[31] Heavy BattleMech
GLT-7M Guillotine[42] Heavy BattleMech
PRF-1R Prefect[34] Heavy BattleMech
TMP-3M Tempest[32] Heavy BattleMech
AWS-9M Awesome[31] Assault BattleMech
ALB-3U Albatross[33] Assault BattleMech
OW-1 Owens[36] Light OmniMech
BJ2-0 Blackjack[35] Medium OmniMech
ITW-80 Inquisitor[25] Light IndustrialMech
Albat-50 Albatross[33]
Corean-II Delux Endo Steel Trebuchet[31]
Crucis-II Endo Steel Guillotine[31]
Crucis-III Deluxe Endo Steel Prefect[34]
Irian Class 10 Endo Steel Hermes[31][30]
Irian Class 40 Endo Steel Hermes II[31]
Technicron Type G Awesome[31]
Technicron Type H Tempest[32]
Fusion Engine
Hermes 240 Hermes II[31]
Pitban 240 [citation needed]
PlasmaStar 375 Light Prefect[34]
VOX 280 Guillotine[31]
GM 270 w/MASC Hermes[31][30]
Extralight Fusion Engine
GM 380 XL Albatross[33]
Hermes 210 XL Shipped to Capellan Confederation for Raven[31]
Hermes 250 XL Trebuchet[31]
Hermes 320 XL Awesome[31]
Magna 260 XL Tempest[32]
Pitban 320 XL [citation needed]
GM 380 XL [citation needed]
Jump Jets
Anderson 398 Guillotine[31]
Chilton 465 Tempest[32]
Rawlings 50 Trebuchet[31]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Heavy w/CASE Shipped to Federated Commonwealth for Victor, BattleMaster and Stalker[31]
Durallex Special Heavy Guillotine[31]
Shipped to Savannah for Awesome[31]
Maximillian 100 Tempest[32]
StarSlab-3 w/CASE Albatross[33]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Durallex ferro-fibrous Prefect[34]
Jolassa-328 ferro-fibrous Hermes 1S[30]
Communications System
Irian E.A.R. Hermes II[31]
Irian TelStar Hermes[31][30]
Irian HMR 35s Guillotine,[31]Tempest,[32]Albatross[33] and Prefect[34]
Corean TransBand-J9 Trebuchet[31]
Garret T19-G Awesome[31]
Targeting-Tracking System
Wasat Watchdog W100 Tempest[32]
Alexis Photon Target System w/Beagle Probe Hermes[31]
Corean B-Tech Trebuchet[31]
Omicron TrackerKeeper Guillotine,[31]Albatross[33] and Prefect[34]
Dynatec 2780 Awesome[31]
Narc Missile Beacon
Octagon Missile Magnet Trebuchet[31]
Small Laser
Diverse Optics Type 10 Awesome
Shipped to Brooks Incorporated for Galleon
Shipped to Savannah for Awesome[31]
Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Type 18 Shipped to Calloway for Archer
Shipped Keystone for Thunderbolt[31]
Magna Mk II Trebuchet[31]
Hellion-V Hermes
Shipped to Brooks Incorporated for Galleon[31]
Irian Weapons Works Shipped to Kalidasa for Orion[31]
Irian Weapons Works Super 6 Guillotine[31]
Intek Medium Pulse Laser - Hermes II[31]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Prefect[34]
Medium Pulse Laser
Magna 400P Awesome[31]
ER Large Laser
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Guillotine
Shipped to Gibson and Thermopolis for Wolverine
Shipped to Keystone for Phoenix Hawk and Thunderbolt[31]
Heavy PPC
Lord's Light 3 Prefect[34]
Snub-Nose PPC
Lord's Light 2 Prefect[34]
Olympian Hermes II and Hermes 1S[31][30]
Zeus Trebuchet[31]
Irian Weapons Works V7 [citation needed]
Irian Weapons Works 60mm Guillotine[31] and Tempest[32]
Streak SRM-2
Hovertec Awesome[31]
Unknown Type Various[43]


Formerly a refit center, Irian Technologies converted this to a full-fledged production center in 3079.[44] Lopez is a dead world as of 3081. [45]

Components produced on Lopez:
Component Type
KY2-D-03 Kyudo[44] Medium BattleMech

Shiro III[edit]

As of 3079, Irian Technologies had run out of room on Shiro III, leading them to open a new production line on Lopez.[44] They took no damage during the Jihad and were operating at maximum production in 3079.[46]

Components produced on Shiro III:[47][48][49][50]
Component Type
WSP-1A Wasp[49][51] Light BattleMech
WSP-3M Wasp[47][44] Light BattleMech
WSP-5A Wasp[39] Light BattleMech
HER-2S Hermes II[40] Medium BattleMech
HER-5S Hermes II[47][44] Medium BattleMech
HER-7A Hermes II[41] Medium BattleMech
HER-7S Hermes II[48] Medium BattleMech
Quickdraw[44] Heavy BattleMech
BJ2-O Blackjack[44] Medium OmniMech
SR1-O Strider[44] Medium OmniMech
STK-5M Stalker[47][44] Assault BattleMech
STK-9F Stalker[52] Assault BattleMech
STK-9M Stalker II[50] Assault BattleMech (from 3137)
1A Type 3 Wasp 1A[49]
Irian Class 30 Stalker[47]
Irian Class 20 Second Generation Endo Steel Wasp 3M[47]
Irian Class 38 Second Generation Endo Steel Stalker II[50]
Irian Class 40 Second Generation Endo Steel Hermes II[47]
Fusion Engine
Hermes 120 Wasp 1A[49]
Hermes 240 Hermes[47]
Magna 120 Wasp 3M[47]
Magna 255 Stalker[47]
Strand 255 Stalker II[50]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Light Wasp 1A[49]
Riese-675 Hardened w/CASE II Stalker II[50]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 52 Wasp 3M[47] and Wasp 1A[49]
Communications System
Duotech 65 Wasp 1A[49]
Irian E.A.R. Wasp 3M[47] and Stalker II[50]
Targeting-Tracking System
Wasat Aggressor Wasp 3M[47]
Wasat Aggressor with Advanced Targeting Computer Stalker II[50]
RadCom TXX Wasp 1A[49]
Narc Missile Beacon
Octagon Missile Magnet Stalker[47]
Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Type 2 Wasp 1A[49]
Magna Mk II Stalker,[47]Stalker II[50]
Medium Pulse Laser
Intek Wasp 3M[47] and Hermes II[47]
ER Large Laser
Diverse Optics Sunbeam Stalker[47]
Shipped to Federated Commonwealth for Phoenix Hawk and Blackjack
Shipped to Draconis Combine for Lucifer II[47]
Olympian Hermes II[47]
Irian Weapons Works Stalker[47]
Bical Wasp 1A[49]
Irian Weapons Works Class 2 Wasp 3M[47]
Irian Weapons Works Class 6 Stalker[47]


This facility took no damage in the Jihad and was operating at 65% capacity in 3079.[22]

Components produced on Tongatapu (Constructed early 3077):[22]
Component Type
HER-7S Hermes II[22][53] Medium BattleMech
ASW-11M Awesome[22][54] Assault BattleMech
ASW-11R Awesome[55] Assault BattleMech


Components produced on Washburn (Constructed early 3079):[29][22]
Component Type
ALB-6U Albatross[56] Assault BattleMech
Battle Armor
Achileus[22] Light battle armor
Phalanx[22] Heavy battle armor
Xiphos[29] Assault battle armor


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  2. Handbook: House Marik, p. 131: "Irian Technologies (IrTech)"
  3. Combat Equipment, p. 12: "Sea Eagle Needler Pistol"
  4. Turning Points: Irian, p. 5
  5. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 23
  6. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 27
  7. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 27: "Heavy damage" while House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 127: The factory was "virtually razed"
  8. Technical Readout: 3057 Revised, p. 12
  9. Regulus' Most Beautiful Woman!
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  11. Irian Prototype Crashes, Pilot Perishes
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  14. Field Report: FWLM, p. 14
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  16. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 38: Stalker II - Background history of the Stalker II shows example of Andurien-based Irian production plant producing for approved allies of Andurien
  17. Turning Points: Irian, p. 5
  18. Turning Points: Irian, p. 9
  19. 19.0 19.1 Turning Points: Irian, p. 10
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 40: "Produced Juliano Components"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Technical Readout: 3150, p. 223
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 Objectives: Free Worlds League (Post #4) Errata v1.0
  23. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 223
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor, p. 9: "WSP-3X Wasp"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 36: "Inquisitor SecurityMech"
  26. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 15: "Timeline 3085-3145"
  27. Turning Points: Irian, p. 20: "Fit to Fight"
  28. 28.0 28.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 31: "Produced Phalanx Battle Armor
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 9: "Produced Xiphos Battle Armor"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 Technical Readout: 2750, p. 22: "Produced Hermes 1S Components on Irian"
  31. 31.00 31.01 31.02 31.03 31.04 31.05 31.06 31.07 31.08 31.09 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34 31.35 31.36 31.37 31.38 31.39 31.40 31.41 31.42 31.43 31.44 Objective Raids, p. 126: "Produced Irian BattleMech Unlimited Components on Irian"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 50: "Produced Tempest Components on Irian"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 74: "Produced Albatross Components on Irian"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 Technical Readout: 3085, p. 100: "Produced Prefect 'Mech Components"
  35. 35.0 35.1 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 130: "Produced Blackjack OmniMech on Irian"
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