Kallon Weapon Industries

Kallon Weapon Industries
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Corporation Profile
AffiliationFederated Suns
Parent CorporationKallon Industries
Manufacturing Plant(s)

Kallon Weapon Industries was the Federated Suns division of the large multinational military hardware manufacturer Kallon Industries, producing everything from BattleMechs and vehicles to DropShips.


Kallon Industries was once a subsidiary of Earthwerks Incorporated and broke off during the Star League era. With operations also in the Free Worlds League and sometimes the Capellan Confederation, the Federated Suns division branded itself as Kallon Weapon Industries by 3025.[1] The different divisions essentially operated as independent companies that shared a single board of directors.[2] This arrangement changed during the Clan Invasion as the branches began to work more closely.[3]

In the closing years of the Third Succession War, Kallon rediscovered the plans to the Hornet and rushed it back into production. Initially met with little interest, reports of Wolf's Dragoons using the design to great effect on Misery finally convinced the Federated Suns to begin purchasing it.[4]

The premier Kallon facility in Federated Suns space, the Talon plant was located on the small but mineral rich moon of the equally important agricultural world of Wernke. Their production of high-quality 'Mechs reached a record pace[1][5] prior to its destruction in 3069.[6]

The Federated Suns also enjoyed the use of Kallon's factories on Nanking for many years. The corporation was the largest employer on the world, to the point that the capital city was known as Kallontown.[7] The Federated Suns branch of Kallon Industries focused mostly on producing combat vehicles and BattleMechs, as well as personal arms.[2]

The Jihad[edit]

During the Jihad, the Kallon Weapon Industries yards on Layover were noteworthy because they were idle and disused facilities forcibly leased from nearby Salvatore Incorporated. The Princess Regent ordered the two companies to work together during the Jihad, effectively nationalizing a chunk of the rundown facility for the benefit of Kallon. This allowed the federal government to provide bailout loans and contracts to the benefit of both companies.[8] With the continued production of new Arondight Pocket WarShips and Vengeance DropShips being successfully launched for the AFFS admiralty, by mid-3081 Kallon was considering expanding into more of the dormant facilities still owned by Salvatore Incorporated on Layover.[9]

However, in March 3080, elements within Kallon Industries were implicated in being involved in local disturbances on the world of Nanking. Backed by interests in the Federated Suns, these elements were supplying weapons to rebels and renegade Coalition forces attempting to destabilize the world.[10]

The Dark Age[edit]

After abandoning salvaging its destroyed megaplex on Talon, following the Jihad Kallon's FedSuns branch built a major new facility covering much of the continent of Tonkya on Wernke III, concentrating on producing a vast array of spare parts for the many Kallon BattleMechs still in service in the AFFS.[11] An expansion of this is although Kallon's Templar BattleMech production lines were destroyed during the Jihad, General Motors introduced a new version of the popular 'Mech during the Dark Age from their facilities on New Valencia, and continued to use at least some Kallon-manufactured components in the production of their new 'Mech—including such fundamental components as the 'Mech chassis.[12]

Kallon also benefited from the spoils of the Victoria War when Duchess Amanda Hasek sold the remains of the Shengli Arms factory on Victoria to Kallon,[13] which gave them access to designs such as the Paladin Defense System.[14] And Kallon Weapon Industries would experience a renaissance in the wake of Gray Monday, with the company beginning a mammoth transformation of its Wernke plant to build complete 'Mechs, most notable the SHD-6D Shadow Hawk.[11]


Kallon Weapon Industries had manufacturing centers on the following planets:


Components produced on Kirklin:[14][15][16][17][18]
Component Type
Challenger X[15] Tracked Vehicles
"Kalki" Cruise Missile Launcher[17][18] Tracked Vehicles
Paladin Defense System[14] Tracked Vehicles
Partisan[16] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Tank
Fuel cell
Locom 300 Kalki[18]
Extralight Fusion Engine
GM 270 XL Challenger X[15]
Nissan 260 XL Paladin[14]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
StarSlab-7 Partisan[16] & Kalki[18]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Durallex Special Heavy ferro-fibrous w/CASE Paladin[14]
Kallon Unity Weave ferro-fibrous Challenger X[15]
Communications System
JoLex Systems Partisan,[16] Kalki,[18] and Paladin[14]
Targeting-Tracking System
AntiAir Flak Systems-1 Partisan[16]
Kallon Lock-On w/Artemis IV Challenger X[15]
Omicron XII Paladin[14]
StratSight v.9 Kalki[18]
Long Tom Artillery Piece
Kallon Weapon Industries Vicar Paladin[14]
Magshot Gauss Rifle
Federated-Barrett Kalki[18]
Cruise Missile 50
Excelsior I Kalki[18]
ER Medium Laser
Diverse Optics Paladin[14]


Components produced on Layover:[9]
Component Type
Arondight[8][9] DropShip
Vengeance[8][9] DropShip


Note: Components listed below reflect the factory's output only during Federated Suns control in the mid-thirty-first century.

Components produced on Nanking:[2][19][20][21][22]
Component Type
WVR-6R Wolverine[2][23] Medium BattleMech
RFL-3N Rifleman[22] Heavy BattleMech
RFL-5D Rifleman[22] Heavy BattleMech
RFL-7N2 Rifleman[22] Heavy BattleMech
Shadow Hawk[2] Medium BattleMech
Ontos[2][19] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Tank
Partisan[2] Tracked Vehicles - Heavy Tank
Partisan-CC[20] Tracked Vehicles
Partisan-LC[20] Tracked Vehicles
Partisan Hull Defense[21] Tracked Vehicles
Internal Combustion Engine
GM SuperLoad 240 ICE Partisan[20]
GM 285 HeavyLoad ICE Ontos[19]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
StarSlab-7 Partisan[20]
SimplePlate Manufacturers Ontos[19]
Communications System
EasyTalk-2 Ontos[19]
JoLex Systems Partisan[20]
Targeting-Tracking System
AntiAir Flak Systems-1 Partisan[20]
GuideRite Coordination Link Ontos[19]
LB 10-X AC
Imperator Code Red Partisan[24]


The Talon facility was destroyed during the Jihad in 3069.[25]

Components produced on Talon:[26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]
Component Type
HNT-171 Hornet[26][27] Light BattleMech
ENF-5D Enforcer[26] Medium BattleMech
ENF-6M Enforcer III[29] Medium BattleMech
GRF-1DS Griffin[26] Medium BattleMech
GRF-6S Griffin[30] Medium BattleMech
RFL-5D Rifleman[26] Heavy BattleMech
RFL-6X Rifleman[33] Heavy BattleMech
RFL-8D Rifleman[33] Heavy BattleMech
JM6-DD JagerMech[26] Heavy BattleMech
JM6-D3 JagerMech III[31] Heavy BattleMech
JM7-F JagerMech[33] Heavy BattleMech
PTR-4D Penetrator[32] Heavy BattleMech
TLR1-O Templar[28] Assault BattleMech
Corean Model KL77 Endo Steel Hornet[26][27]
Crucis G Penetrator[32]
Dorwinion Standard Enforcer[26]
Dorwinion Standard-Alpha Enforcer III[29]
Kallon Type IV Rifleman[26]
Kallon Type XII JagerMech[26]
Kallon Type XIV Endo Steel JagerMech III[31]
Kallon Type XIX Endo Steel Templar[28]
Earthwerk GFR Griffin 1DS[26] and 6S[30]
Light Fusion Engine
Defiance 275 Griffin 6S[30]
Fusion Engine
Core Tek 275 Griffin 1DS[26]
Hermes 100 Hornet[26][27]
Vlar 300 Penetrator[32]
Extralight Fusion Engine
VOX 325 XL JagerMech III[31]
Hermes 240 XL Rifleman[26]
KalTek 340 XL Templar[28]
Magna 250 XL Enforcer III[29]
Magna 260 XL JagerMech[26]
Nissan 250 XL Enforcer[26]
Jump Jets
Anderson 398 Penetrator[32]
McCloud Specials Enforcer[26] & Enforcer III[29]
Pitban LFT-50 Hornet[26][27]
Rawlings 55 Griffin 1DS[26] & Griffin 6S[30]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Durallex Heavy Penetrator[32]
Kallon Royalstar Rifleman[26]
Starshield A w/CASE Griffin 1DS,[26] Griffin 6S,[30] and Templar[28]
Ferro-fibrous Armor
Kallon Unity Weave ferro-fibrous w/CASE JagerMech[26] & JagerMech III[31]
StarGuard CIV ferro-fibrous w/CASE Hornet,[26] Enforcer,[26] and Enforcer III[29]
Communications System
Achernar Electronics HICS-12 Enforcer III[29]
Dalban Micronics Penetrator[32]
Garret T-12S JagerMech III[31]
Neil 6000 Griffin 1DS[26] & Griffin 6S[30]
Newberg Telescan 17 Templar[28]
Tri-Word Duplex 4880 Hornet[26][27]
Dalban HiRez II Hornet[27]
Targeting-Tracking System
Federated Hunter Enforcer III[29]
Garret T11fc JagerMech III[31]
Matabushi Sentinel Penetrator[32]
RCA Instatrac Mark X Griffin 6S[30]
Spar 3C MegaTrak Templar[28]


Components produced on Victoria:[13][14]
Component Type
Shadow Hawk[13] Medium BattleMech
JagerMech[13] Heavy BattleMech
PTR-7D Penetrator[13][34] Heavy BattleMech
Paladin Defense System[14] Tracked Vehicles

Wernke III[edit]

Components produced on Wernke III:[11]
Component Type
ENF-5F Enforcer[35] Medium BattleMech
SHD-6D Shadow Hawk[11] Medium BattleMech
WVR-10D Wolverine[36] Medium BattleMech
JM7-DD JagerMech[37] Heavy BattleMech
PTR-8D Penetrator[38] Heavy BattleMech
Kallon Type VII Endo Steel Shadow Hawk[39]
Fusion Engine
Core Tek 275 Shadow Hawk[39]
Jump Jets
Rawlings 55 Shadow Hawk[39]
Armor (BattleMechs & Combat Vehicles)
Kallon Unity Weave Ferro-Fibrous with CASE II Shadow Hawk[39]
Communications System
Neil 6000 Shadow Hawk[39]
Targeting-Tracking System
Garret D2j Shadow Hawk[39]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Handbook: House Davion, p. 173: "Kallon Industries (KlnInd)"
  3. Handbook: House Marik, p. 133: "Kallon Industries (Unlisted)"
  4. Technical Readout: 3039, p. 244
  5. Handbook: House Davion, p. 91
  6. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 10: "HNT-171 Hornet"
  7. Handbook: House Davion, p. 89: "Nanking"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Objectives: Federated Suns, p. 17: "Kallon Weapon Industries"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97: "Crucis March"
  10. Jihad: Final Reckoning, pp. 71–72: "Chaos Undaunted: Snow Job"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 12, p. 6: "Shadow Hawk"
  12. Technical Readout: 3145: Federated Suns, p. 48: "TLR2-O Templar III"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 29: "Victoria Commonality"
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 Technical Readout: 3145: Federated Suns, p. 26: "Paladin Defense System"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Technical Readout: 3058 Upgrade, p. 114: "Produced Challenger X Components on Kirklin"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Objective Raids, p. 94: "Produced Partisan Components on Kirklin"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations, p. 13: "Produced SturmFeur variant"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 64: "Produced SturmFeur ("Kalki") variant"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 94: "Produced Ontos Components on Nanking"
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Technical Readout: 3039, p. 88: "Produced Partisan Components on Nanking"
  21. 21.0 21.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Corporations, p. 12: "Produced Partisan variant"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 8, p. 8
  23. Technical Readout: 3039, pp. 290–291: "WVR-6R Wolverine"
  24. Technical Readout: 3058, p. 70
  25. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 97: "Capellan March"
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 Objective Raids, p. 91: "Produced Kallon Industries Components on Talon"
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 10: "Produced Hornet Components on Talon"
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 Technical Readout: 3067, p. 97: "Produced Templar Components on Talon"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 96: "Produced Enforcer III Components on Talon"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, p. 26: "Produced Griffin 6S Components on Talon"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 Technical Readout: 3060, p. 112: "Produced JagerMech III Components on Talon"
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade, p. 64: "Produced Penetrator Components on Talon"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 Technical Readout: Clan Invasion, p. 142: "RFL-8D Rifleman"
  34. Technical Readout: 3150, p. 223: "New Tech, New Upgrades - BattleMechs"
  35. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 18, p. 13: "Enforcer"
  36. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 18, p. 8: "Wolverine"
  37. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 32, p. 15
  38. Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 27, p. 13
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 Recognition Guide: ilClan, vol. 12, p. 7: "Shadow Hawk"