Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated

Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated
Kali Yama Weapons Industries Inc logo.png
Corporation Profile
AffiliationFree Worlds League
HeadquartersWestport (Kalidasa)[1]
LeadershipCEO
Product(s)
Manufacturing Plant(s)Kendall

Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated was one of the Free Worlds League's largest military suppliers.

Overview[edit]

Under the tenure of CEO Alison Ryce-O'Neil, Kali Yama Weapons Industries capitalized on the Clan Invasion by selling new equipment to the AFFC and DCMS. Though these exported goods had to pay tariffs and as such didn't represent a huge profit for the company, the sheer volume of trade more than made up for any losses. The capital provided by these sales allowed KYWI to update and upgrade its production lines. Their R&D group also worked with the LCCC to develop the Perseus OmniMech.[1]

They easily provided as much matériel to the FWLM as Irian Technologies. As the Kalidasa planetary government joined willingly joined the Word of Blake Protectorate in June 3070, Kali Yama followed.[2] The Kalidasa plants entered the Word's industrial machine without much trouble, and began producing equipment for the Word of Blake Militia and renegade FWLM units.

Unfortunately for KYWI, the Word had other plans for their engineers. As one of the few military contractors with experience building OmniMechs, the KYWI engineers represented a vast knowledge base that the Blakists wanted to use elsewhere. In late 3070, the Word sent in Light of Mankind operatives who kidnapped the entire engineering staff (including their family members) and shipped them out to parts unknown.[2]

Prior to the Jihad, Alison Ryce-O'Neil was negotiating with the Alphard Trading Corporation in an attempt to gain complete control of the Kendall plant.[1] The Kali Yama - Alphard Trading Corporation plant on Kendall lost contact with the main Kali Yama Weapon Industries office during the Jihad. This caused the Alphard Trading Corporation to pull out of the joint venture, leaving Kali Yama Kendall twisting in the wind.[2]

Manufacturing[edit]

Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated's manufacturing centers have been spared most of the damage of the Jihad. KYWI has manufacturing centers on the following planets:

Kalidasa[edit]

The factory lost about 75% of its staff during the Jihad but was operating at 45% capacity in 3079 with the Hercules, Perseus, Trebuchet, and Wasp lines inactive. It wasn't until the Word's departure in 3077 that Kali-Yama began rebuilding their research division, not wanting a repeat of the 3070 mass kidnapping.[3]

Components produced on Kalidasa:[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][3]
Component Type
Battle armor
Clan Interface Armor[14] Light battle armor
Inner Sphere Standard[4][15] Medium battle armor
Longinus[1][15] Medium battle armor
Mechs
WSP-3M Wasp[5] Light BattleMech
WSP-C Wasp[16] Light BattleMech
HBK-5M Hunchback[5][15] Medium BattleMech
HBK-7R Hunchback[8] Medium BattleMech
HBK-7X-4 Hunchback[9] Medium BattleMech
LIB-4T Liberator[10] Medium BattleMech
TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6] Medium BattleMech
TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7] Medium BattleMech
HRC-LS-9000 Hercules[12] Heavy BattleMech
ON1-M Orion[5][15] Heavy BattleMech
ON1-C2 Orion[17] Heavy BattleMech
OmniMechs
Ryoken III-XP (Skinwalker)[13] Medium OmniMech (As of ca. 3140)
P1 Perseus[11] Heavy OmniMech
Chassis
Corean-II Deluxe Endo Steel TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6] & TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Crucis Type V Hunchback[5]
Crucis Type V-R HBK-7R Hunchback[8]
Irian 2nd Generation Class 20 Endo Steel Wasp[5]
Kali Yama Orion[5]
Northrup-502 Hercules[12]
Fusion Engine
Nissan 200 XL HBK-7R Hunchback[8]
Light Fusion Engine
Hermes 250 Light TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Hermes 250 XL Trebuchet[5]
Hermes 300 XL Orion[5] & Perseus[11]
Magna 250 XL TBT-7M Trebuchet[6]
Magna 350 XL Hercules[12]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 50 Hunchback,[5] TBT-7M Trebuchet[6] & TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Rawlings 52 Wasp[5]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Tensile-4 Hunchback[5]
Starshield w/CASE TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6] & TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Valiant Lamellor Orion[5] & Perseus[11]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Aldis Heavy ferro-fibrous Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles) - Hercules[12]
Kallon FWL Special Light ferro-fibrous w/CASE II HBK-7R Hunchback[8]
Communications System
Corean Transband-J9 TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6] & TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Irian E.A.R. Wasp[5]
Irian Orator-5K Orion,[5] Hercules[12] & Perseus[11]
Omicron 4002 w/Guardian ECM Suite HBK-7R Hunchback[8]
Omicron 4002 Networking Channel Hunchback[5]
Targeting-Tracking System
Corean B-Tech TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6] & TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Irian 511 Hercules[12]
Wasat Aggressor Wasp[5]
Wasat Aggressor Type 5 Orion[5] & Perseus[11]
TRSS Eagle Eye w/TAG Hunchback[5] & only the HBK-7R Hunchback variant use the TAG system[8]
Narc Missile Beacon
Octagon Missile Magnet TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6] & Orion[5]
Small Pulse Laser
Sunglow Prism-Optic Hunchback[5]
Medium Laser
Hellion V Hunchback[5]
Magna Mk II TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6]
ER Medium Laser
Diplan M3-XR TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
Diverse Optics Sunfire HBK-7R Hunchback[8]
AC/20
Kali Yama Big Bore Hunchback[5]
LB 10-X AC
Kali Yama Weapons Industries Orion[5]
Ultra AC/10
Mydron Excel HBK-7R Hunchback[8]
Anti-Missile System
Burow Hercules[12]
LRM-15
Zeus TBT-7M Trebuchet[5][6]
LRM-20
Kali Yama Weapons Industries Type V Orion[5]
SRM-4
Irian Weapons Works Class 4 Orion[5]
Streak SRM-6
Holly Mk II TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]
ER Flamer
Olympian TBT-K7R Trebuchet[7]

Kendall[edit]

Components produced on Kendall:[18][19][20][21]
Component Type
Mechs
HRC-LS-9000 Hercules[1] Heavy BattleMech
ON1-M Orion[1] Heavy BattleMech
ON3-M Orion[19] Heavy BattleMech
ON3-MX Orion[18] Heavy BattleMech
LFA-1A Pandarus[20] Heavy BattleMech
LFA-1X Pandarus[21] Heavy BattleMech
Chassis
LFA-Endo Steel LFA-1A Pandarus[20]
Kali Yama Chassis ON3-M Orion[19]
Fusion Engine
Vlar 300 LFA-1A Pandarus[20]
Extralight Fusion Engine
Hermes 300 XL ON3-M Orion[19]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Valiant Lamellor w/CASE II ON3-M Orion[19] & LFA-1A Pandarus[20]
Communications System
Irian Orator-5K ON3-M Orion[19] & LFA-1A Pandarus[20]
Targeting-Tracking System
Wasat Aggressor Type 5 w/TAG ON3-M Orion[19] & LFA-1A Pandarus (not equipped with TAG)[20]
Gauss rifle
Grand Slam ON3-M Orion[19]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics ON3-M Orion[19] & LFA-1A Pandarus[20]
LRM-10
Type IIIE LFA-1A Pandarus[20]
LRM-15
Type IVE ON3-M Orion[19]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Handbook: House Marik, p. 132: "Kali Yama Weapons Industries Incorporated (KYAMIN)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 76: "Kali Yama Weapons Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Objectives: Free Worlds League Errata v1.0
  4. 4.0 4.1 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 27
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 Objective Raids, p. 128: "Produced Kali Yama Weapons Components"
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 60: "Produced TBT-7M Trebuchet 'Mech Components"
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 114: "Produced TBT-K7R Trebuchet 'Mech Components"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 108: "Produced HBK-7R Hunchback variant Components"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations, p. 4: "Produced Hunchback Experimental 'Mech variants"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Boondoggles, p. 4: "LIB-4T Liberator"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Technical Readout: 3067 Upgrade, p. 88: "Produced Perseus Components on Kalidasa"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 56: "Produced Hercules 'Mech Components on Kalidasa"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 8 "Ryoken III-XP (Skinwalker)"
  14. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 14
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 34
  16. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 4, p. 5
  17. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 19, p. 13
  18. 18.0 18.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Marik, p. 5: "Experimental Orion Profile"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 132: "Produced ON3-M Orion Components"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 134: "Produced LFA-1A Pandarus Components"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Marik, p. 7: "Experimental Pandarus Profile"

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