Oriente Weapon Works
Oriente Weapon Works (or Oriente Weaponworks Corporation) is a weapons manufacturer in the Free Worlds League.
|Oriente Weapon Works|
|Primary Site(s)|| Emris IV|
Oriente Weapon Works specialized in the production of missile systems used in BattleMechs and combat vehicles. Formerly owned completely by the League, since the start of the Third Succession War OWW has been a publicly traded company. Ironically, their dedication to paying dividends to their shareholders has prevented Oriente Weapon Works from funding a substantial R&D group. Instead they simply produce missile systems that are used across the League.
Recently they began producing Streak missile launchers. The company didn't design these, but instead benefited from a technology transfer agreement with Lycomb-Davion IntroTech. Their other advanced weapon system, the LB 10-X used by a Marauder variant, was created via serendipity. Oriente's plant had a production line for the Star League-era weapon that had shut down. During the 3040's technological renaissance the company was able to restart the line.
During the Jihad the plant on Oriente began to produce Retrotech, as did many other industries across the Inner Sphere; the Oriente plant would continue to produce RetroTech equipment until 3081, when the Duchy of Oriente signed an exclusive trade agreement with the Oriente Weapon Works plant on Emris IV in the Protectorate, guaranteeing them first call on the Emris' plants output for the Oriente armed forces.
Oriente Weapon Works has manufacturing centers on the following planets:
The products manufactured in the Emris IV plant haven't yet been clarified.
|Components produced on Oriente:|
|Dervish||RetroTech Medium BattleMech (Production ended by 3079.)|
|Icarus||(RetroTech) Medium BattleMech (Production ended by 3079.)|
|Rifleman||(RetroTech) Heavy BattleMech (Production ended by 3079.)|
|LB 10-X AC|
|Oriente Model O||Marauder|
|Doombud||Griffin, Shadowhawk & Archer|
|Hovertec Detachable Quad||Quickdraw|
|Hovertec||Shadowhawk, Crusader, Thunderbold and Awesome|
- Handbook: House Marik, p. 134 - "Oriente Weapon Works Corporation Profile"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 93, "Duchy of Oriente"
- Objective Raids, p. 133, "Produced Oriente Weapon Works Components"
- Objectives: Free Worlds League, p. 4