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Republic Institute of Strategic Combat

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Republic Institute of Strategic Combat
Corporation Profile
HeadquartersSandhurst (Terra)
Product(s)Experimental Technology

The Republic Institute for Strategic Combat was an ultra-advanced Research and Development think tank operated by the Republic of the Sphere. So-called RISC Technology developed by the institute appeared on the battlefield during the Dark Age following Fortress Republic.


One of Exarch Jonah Levin's last acts prior to declaring the enactment of Fortress Republic was the creation of the Republic Institute for Strategic Combat. Located at Sandhurst and placed under the direction of Paladin Kaffyd Op Owens, RISC was intended by Levin as a R&D facility for radically new technologies that would help the Republic Armed Forces in any future campaign to reclaim Republic worlds.[1]

Though it produced several successful pieces of equipment, RISC was seen by many as a boondoggle as many of its experiments weren't successful.[2] It would be broken up and absorbed by various branches of the Republic of the Sphere Government and military branches after a few years.[3]


The Republic Institute of Strategic Combat has a manufacturing center on the following planet:


Components produced on Terra:[4]
Component Type
Goshawk II RISC[4] Medium BattleMech (As of 3136)


  1. Era Report: 3145, p. 124: "Museum Technica - The Next Evolution - RISC Technology"
  2. Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 15
  3. Interstellar Operations, p. 93: Laser Pulse Module - "Fluff describes that the RISC organization was broken up and its various projects were consigned to other parts of the Government.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Experimental Technical Readout: Republic, Volume 3, p. 6: "Goshawk II RISC"