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Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries

Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries is one of the Draconis Combine's largest Battle Armor producers. [1]

Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries
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Company Information
Interstellar Company No
Primary Site(s) Agematsu
Loysville
Luthien
Primary Products Battle Armor


Company ProfileEdit

Home Office: Ishikawajima (Luthien)[1]

President/CEO: Jonas Tigiki[1]

OverviewEdit

Originally an R&D firm dedicated to virtual engineering for several civilian electronics and industrial companies within the Combine, the future Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries joined the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery's Battle Armor development program as a technical consultant in the 3060s. When the first prototype of the Void suit was successful, company CEO Jonas Tigiki immediately put forth a bid to construct the new battle suit. Thanks to an upgraded production process at newly constructed facility on Luthien's antarctic continent of Shizuoka just outside the city of Ishikawajima, IHBAI began producing the Void at a surprising rate for the DCMS.[1] [2][3]

Tigiki would receive a personal commendation from Coordinator Theodore Kurita for the company's exceedingly fast turnaround, such recognition also netting IHBAI additional grant money from the DCMS which the company used to build additional facilities to ramp up production of the Void yet further. In 3066 IHBAI opened two new factories, one on Agematsu in the Galedon Military District and one on Loysville in Pesht Military District which would continue to supply parts and suits to the DCMS and the Draconis Combine Admiralty throughout the Jihad.[1][4] By the Dark Ages IHBAI would be manufacturing the Kishi and Zou, the DCMS's new premier standard and heavy assault Battle Armor suits respectively.[5] [6]

ManufacturingEdit

Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries has a manufacturing center on the following planets:

AgematsuEdit

Located in Agematsu City on the continent of Agematsu Prime,[7] during the Jihad, the facility on Agematsu suffered no capital nor personnel losses, and the operating capacity of the factory in 3079 met 70% of maximum production volume.[8]

Components produced on Agematsu:[7]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Void (from 3066)[4] Medium Battle Armor

LoysvilleEdit

Located outside the city of Bitter Lake on Loysville's largest continent, the arctic-spanning Whiteland, the IHBAI plant was turning out both standard and admiralty versions of the Void throughout the Jihad.[4] During the Jihad, the facility on Loysville suffered no capital nor personnel losses, and the operating capacity of the factory in 3079 met 85% of main production volume.[8]

Components produced on Loysville:[4]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Void (from 3066)[4] Medium Battle Armor
Void (DCA)[4] Medium Battle Armor

LuthienEdit

The company's initial plant, the company's CEO declared for the loyalists early during the fighting on Luthien[9] though the factory ultimately fell to the Word of Blake during the initial occupation, with the Blakists experimenting with advanced new variants of the Void that incorporated Clan-tech salvaged from their defeat of Clan Nova Cat's Xi Galaxy. On 26 December 3074 the First Genyosha launched an attempt to wrest control of the IHBAI plant from the defending Thirty-Second Division without destroying the factory when the elite Combine regiment's flank was attacked by the Kokuryu-kai Fortieth Dieron Regulars. Though the worker habitation modules were destroyed by Fortieth Dieron, the Genyosha ultimately succeed in defeating both opponents and securing the factory by 27 December.[10] IHBAI supplied both parts and new suits to the Genyosha and their allies as they became available.[9]

Overall the facility on Luthien suffered minimal capital and personnel loss of 30% and the operating capacity of the factory in 3079 was reduced to 80% of it's normal production volume.[8] The Ishikawajima-Harima plant fared better than many other military industrial facilities on Luthien during the Jihad because of the dispersed nature of the factory and it's location on the coastal flats of the Shizuoka continent.[11] By 3089 the Luthien plant was restored to pre-Jihad levels of production as part of the Combine's efforts to reconstruct the lost facilities on the Combine's former capital.[12]

Components produced on Luthien:[4]
Component Type
Battle Armor
Kishi[5] Light Battle Armor
Void[13][4] Medium Battle Armor
Void Caltrop[14] Medium Battle Armor
Void (Minelayer)[15] Medium Battle Armor
Void (Nova Cat)[13] Medium Battle Armor
Void (DCA)[13] Medium Battle Armor
Zou[6] Heavy Battle Armor

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handbook: House Kurita, p. 159 "Pillar of Jade (Economics) - Direct Service (Military) Corporations - Ishikawajima-Harima Battle Armor Industries"
  2. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, pp. 3-4, "Atlas"
  3. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 19, "Hex map"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 11, "Produced Components on Loysville"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 5
  6. 6.0 6.1 Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 9
  7. 7.0 7.1 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 25, "Produced Components on Agematsu"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Objectives: Draconis Combine, p. 4, "State of the Industry Table"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 28 "Void Medium Battle Armor"
  10. Total Chaos, p. 138 "The Campaign: 3074 - Into the Void"
  11. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 10, "Void (Minelayer)"
  12. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 20 "The Second Combine-Dominion War - Matters of Honor - State of Readiness - Draconis Combine"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Technical Readout: 3075, p. 29, "Void Battle Armor Profile"
  14. Experimental Technical Readout: Kurita, p. 15, "Void Battle Armor Variant Profile"
  15. Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 11, "Void Battle Armor Variant Profile"

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