|“||Militech continues to be a dominating force in military hardware manufacturing. under the leadership of the capable General Donald Lundee (retired), and the technically brilliant Antonio Luccessi (who not only still designs, but supervises the recruitment of a new generation of talented young designers and engineers), Militech continues to flourish and grow.||„|
— Corporation Report 2020 Volume 2
Militech International Armaments is a megacorporation specializing in weapons manufacturing and private military contracting. As one of largest weapons manufacturer in the world, Militech's extensive catalogue is used by hundreds of nations and it's mercenary divisions partake in operations ranging from assassination to corporate security to full scale military operations.
Militech is based out of the eastern US. Working closely with police and military forces, it has substantially contributed to civilian security systems. It’s a powerhouse manufacturer of high-grade military technology — from simple firearms to heavily armored combat vehicles.
Currently, MTI is rebuilding itself as a cross between an arms merchant manufacturing corpo and largely impressive mercenary army. Even though greatly reduced by wartime losses, MTI is still one of the the world’s largest producer and seller of military weapons of all kinds. From revolvers to tanks to jet fighters, MTI is a major military supplier to the United States, and in turn, is MTI’s largest customer. But MTI will deal worldwide with anyone who has money, and its mercenary forces and in-house weaponry still make it one of the most militarily powerful company in the world.
Initially founded as Armatech-Lucessi International by Italian weapons designer Antonio Luccessi in 1996 and although a moderate success its story as the megacorporation it is today begins in 1998 with the trials for the new US Infantry Assault Weapon. Although still bankrupt and attempting to recover from the economic collapse of 1994 the US government decided it was time to replace the ageing and obsolete M-16A2, the finals trails came down to three weapon systems: the FN SAP, a cheap but clunky and unreliable weapon that only made it in because it would allow the US to stay compatible with ammunition and parts with the now NATO alliance; the Colt AR-17X, a good but expensive gun; and a submission by newcomer Armatech-Luccessi International, a compact, reliable and moderately priced rifle.
General Donald Lundee, a member of the Joint Chiefs at the trails, was quickly won over to the Armatech system. As the best combination of price, reliability, sturdiness and accuracy it was clearly the best three in the trails. However due to the collapse of the US economy and near collapse of the government had not only tightened the national budget but also allowed unsuspected levels industry influence seeping into the political infrastructure and, much to Donald Lundee's protests, the contract for the new US Infantry Weapon went to FN.
Six years later US soldiers would be dying by the thousands in the jungles of Central and Southern America during the Second South American Conflict with their unreliable SAP rifles terribly suited for the tropical climate. Ironically just a year earlier the European Community had adopted the FN-RAL, a new and excellent gun, however it was largely incompatible with SAP system.
Lundee would only observe this tragedy from afar however, having resigned from the Marine Corps shortly after the trials to become the CEO of Armatech at the request of Luccessi, being a former Pentagon chief he greatly understood the modern military-industrial complex and how many of the older military contracting corporations had become incredibly bureaucratically top heavy with shoddy and overpriced products that only sold through contractual inertia alone. It was this environment that Lundee saw the opportunity for streamlined, efficient military manufacturer, producing high quality, modern equipment at competitive prices and able to able to sell its technology anywhere in the world regardless of political convention. It was this pitch, coupled with Luccessi's brilliance in weapons design, that allowed Armatech to acquire the capital needed to propel the company into a period of rapid expansion and with this new world prominence and visibility came a new name, Militech Arms International.
The company's first major success came in 2004, when after the disaster that was the Central American Wars, the U.S finally scraped the SAP and began new trails for a new standard weapon. The final choice was Militech's Ronin Light Assault Rifle and shortly afterwards they also won the military side arm contract. Thanks to this MIlitech weapons where sold in vast qualities to nations and corporations around the globe and at the same time Militech had begun development of heavy weapons, artillery, vehicles and aircraft systems to greatly expand their catalogue which, coupled with moderate prices and excellent product quality, would enable the company to win several key contracts from more established manufacturers still operating after the economic collapse and by the mid-2010s Militech was the largest defence contractor in the United States and several other countries as well as corporations which allowed the company to buy up several competitors and utilize their designers and resources.
Everyone in Night City knows that Militech equals one of the largest manufacturers of weapons and military vehicles in the world. They’ve worked closely with American military and police agencies for years, providing high-grade weaponry and training.
Main Products Edit
There can be little doubt as to what Militech's main products are. It's a weapons manufacturer, the largest one on Earth, Militech products are sold in varying volumes to eighty-two countries and over 250 corporations, not to mention millions upon millions of individuals, groups, gangs and small companies around the world. That's a lot of weapons, but market research has shown in 2020 that weapons are the durable goods with the highest grossing worldwide sales. 2020 is a turbulent time, but that's just fine by the arms manufacturers.
Small Arms Edit
The Militech products that are most visible to the man on the street are its small arms. Militech sells more pistols,rifles and sub-machine guns than any other single manufacturer in the world. Bulk shipments are bought by national and corporate armies, police departments, militias, security groups and so on. Individual weapons are sold over the counter by hundreds of thousands of dealers. Militech's high sales are due in part to a hard won reputation for producing a tough, reliable and accurate products at a reasonable price. On top of that, sizable discounts are available to bulk purchasers.
Heavy Weapons Edit
Less visible to private citizens, but of great importance to armies and corporations, are heavy weapons. Militech has never let its hand slack in this department, and has been a leader in heavy weapons design ever since Donald Lundee convinced Antonio Luccessi to diversify away from small arms. In keeping with its commitment to provide weapons for all applications and services, Militech manufactures heavy weapons of several types.
no truly vast arms conglomerate would be complete unless they had a few vehicles in their repertoire, and Militech has more than a few. Although many components are subcontracted, it can be safely said that Militech's catalog includes light wheeled vehicles, armored personnel carriers, armored cars,tanks, armored hovercraft, small boats and sub-marines, large ships,vectored thrust aircraft, and true jet aircraft. Many of these products are manufactured under the name of subsidiary firms, but it usually doesn't take much searching to find the "A Militech Company" caption somewhere near their logo (see the "Resources and Stock" section for a list of some of Militech's subsidiaries). Many of these companies were former competitors that Militech hammered into financial oblivion and bought during its period of rapid expansion in the early 'teen years.
Militech markets a variety of military and paramilitary accessories, and this group of products accounts for much of the corporation's sales to private individuals.Many products in the diverse accessory line are appealing to people who have no need for firepower and no interest in military items.
Special Projects Edit
Militech has highly secretive research and development facilities where work on potentially profitable new weapons and accessory systems is carried out. These facilities are also the site of what are known within the corporation as Special Projects. The Special Projects Department is the group responsible for the development of those ideas considered too exotic,sensitive, potentially dangerous, or PR. damaging for regular development channels. The SPD is considered very hush-hush within Militech, and access to their file sis granted only to the corporation's top executives,researchers and security men. A Special Projects'clearance is considered the big ticket within Militech,and means you are destined for success. It also means that Militech would instantly order your death if it came down to a choice between killing you or losing you to another corporation. All security around Special Projects people and development sites is fearsome, with only the most trusted and experienced of troops and security agents being used. The threat of extraction or corporate espionage against the Special Projects Department is so high that Militech has been known, as a purely preventive measure, to order the assassination of some of its own lower executives who have been accidentally exposed to sensitive SPD data.
Police Services Edit
Like Arasaka, Militech contracts police services to cities around the word. Militech's police services department is smaller than that of its rival, but it is much more popular in the United States than Arasaka's police group. Although Arasaka does contract police services in some U.S. cities, Militech does not operate police departments in Japan. It would like to, but so far it has been shut out by Arasaka. This competition hasn't done anything to ease the high tensions between Militech and Arasaka. When Militech or Arasaka offices are located in cities with police forces contracted from the other corporation, covert violence, espionage and recriminations leading to open conflict are common. It is one subtle way in which the corporations wage war against each other. What better way to screw up your rival than by non-stop, legal, police harassment.
Mercenary Troops Edit
Militech maintains a large standing army by most corporate standards and hires its troops out as a service too there corporations, nations and wealthy individuals. Militech's mercenaries are neither as specialized as Arasaka's primarily security-oriented troops nor as diverse as the Lazarus Group's variety of multi-purpose soldiers and agents. Except in special situations, Militech hires out only all-purpose, line soldiers (regular G.I.s in other words). They are competent troops, trained for a variety of special situations, including airborne, amphibious and all-terrain operations, but they are not special forces soldiers, and they lack the experience necessary for most special ops or super-specialized missions. Militech has no shortage of specialized troops, but it retains them for its own use. Militech's soldiers are generally contracted out to corporations or nations for basic infantry reinforcement in urban or field situations. Force sizes range from a one hundred man minimum to a ten thousand man maximum, depending on availability. Anyone requiring specialized troops or troops in greater or lesser numbers than those offered by Militech is referred to the Lazarus group. Militech has been known to let other companies or nations use its special ops troops, but this typically happens only when the corporation has something other than contract money to gain from the operation.
Enemies and Allies Edit
Saburo Arasaka currently holds the unofficial title of Most Powerful Man on Earth. His corporation is slightly smaller than number one EBM, but it has more world influence. Lundee’s envy of the Arasaka chief and the Arasaka Corporation in general, is widely known. Many experts have expected the regular scraps between Militech and Arasaka to explode into full scale war some-time before 2030. Militech’s access to weaponry and troops is huge, but no one knows just how far the Arasaka Corporation's secret influence and resources extend.
Militech's attempts to monopolize the arms industry have, of course, made it the natural enemy of many other arms companies, as well as that of several larger combines that have weapons manufacturing subsidiaries. Among the more vociferous and troublesome of Militech's current weapons industry enemies are the small independents Sternmeyer Waffenfabrik SA and Federated Arms. Larger corporations that Militech may conflict with in the future are the mighty Schumann-Stein and IEC conglomerates. For the time being, there is peace, as these three corporations are heavily interdependent.
Militech’s closest current corporate ally is the Lazarus Group. As already explained in the Lazarus section, the two corporations have a large-scale, mutually beneficial trade agreement. So far, this has worked out well for both sides. In addition, Colonel Emile Lazarus and General Lundee know each other from their days in the military and are personal friends. There are possible clouds on the horizon, however, as Col. Lazarus disagrees with his friends antagonistic views of Arasaka, and dislikes the shift in Lundees thinking, away from the pursuit of military excellence, and toward the fulfillment of personal power goals. So far, the two of them remain close. Militech also has close business relationships with the huge German combines Schumann-Stein AG and IEC. Schumann and IEC manufacture many components for Militech vehicles and provide raw materials, including metals and polymers, for Militech manufacturing. The trade ties between the three corporations have not stopped them from running the occasional black op against each other, but so far none has caught the others at it.
Militech has managed to irritate several national governments around the world, mostly because it supplies their enemies, but none of those small countries have the power to cause Militech much trouble beyond their borders. Militech's closest national ally is the United States. As far as international influence goes that's strictly a zero, since, following the Collapse, the phrase "American International Power" is widely considered oxymoronic.
Resources & Capital Edit
Militech is one of the Big-Ten corporations in the world—number six to be exact. The corporation's diverse line of products, its wide ranging subsidiaries,and the huge 2020 market for weapons and military accessories all contribute to its success. Analysts have projected continued growth for Militech over the next several years, and it is no secret that the board of directors is eyeing a spot in the top five. That would put Militech in the company of other megacorps as EBM, Arasaka, International Electric and so on. It's going to be rough though, as competition at the top is fierce, and Militech has more than a couple of enemies.
Corporate Value Edit
Militech's total value in assets and holdings is 432 billion eurodollars, putting it only 50 billion behind number one, Euro Business Machines, and 43 billion behind the corporation's main competitor, Arasaka. Militech's 432 billion eurobuck worth is divided among a variety of assets and holdings. Unlike some other largecorporations, Militech has no bank attached to it, andcan't count outstanding loans and interest toward its assets. Yet, it does have prodigious annual sales, and theprofit value of those contracts and sales are considered part of the corporation's worth. Among its real assets Militech counts large manufacturing and real-estate holdings, investments and cash reserves of substantial value, and an enormous stock of durable goods (mostly weapons) for sale and corporate use. Militech's large sale stock of vehicles and weapons are considered a key part of the corporation's value, but were the bottom to dropout of the arms market (unlikely) those holdings could become surplus dead weight and have to be sold at a loss.
Action Taken Edit
Militech is a public corporation with 430 million shares of common stock on the world market. Donald Lundee claims ownership of 8%. Roland Yee and the board of directors lay claim to another 22%. Considering these numbers, it seems that there is a controlling amount of Militech stock that could become the target of a lever-aged group acquisition. Several large corporations will form a temporary alliance to perpetrate a leveraged buyout and hostile take-over of a mutual enemy. The unlucky target corporation will then see its assets broken up and divided among the raiders. Frequently, fighting breaks out among the "allied" corporations over who gets to absorb certain desirable parts of the target corporation, but its usually happens too late for the breakdown to be of any use to the victim.
Material Resources Edit
This is Militech's big advantage over many of its competitors. As it is an arms manufacturer, its corporate army is better equipped than most others, with a high volume of state of the art weaponry, vehicles and accessories. This has helped Militech to hold its own militarily against its well armed nemesis, Arasaka.
Human Resources Edit
Militech and its subsidiaries employee about 680,000 people worldwide. Of these, 300,000 work directly under the Militech name, and 100,000 of those are corporate troops. Of Militech's 100,000 troops, a maximum of 80% may be used for contract work at any given time, and 20% are retained full time for corporate defense.Typically, only 50% are hired out at any one time. 90%of the troops are standard guards, line soldiers and specialists (pilots, artillery gunners, etc.), 10% are special ops troops, solos and agents who are never subcontracted out, but retained for Militech's personal use.
The Militech International Armaments Corporation core companies are Militech Technologies (the main weapons arm), Militech Military Contracting (mercenaries), and Militech International (holding). These represent the greatest share of Militech's sales and business and are the branches that own and manage the network of smaller subsidiary companies.
Just a few Militech subsidiaries include: Militech Technologies, Militech Military Contracting, Militech International, Militech America, Militech EEC, Militech Asia, Militech Personnel Services, Militech Police Services, Militech Heavy Industries, Militech Computers Inc., Militech Avionics Inc., Combat Fashion Inc.,Militech Showrooms Inc., Militech International Shipping, Militech Maritime Construction Inc (shipyards),Militech Cybernetics International, Militech Aerospace Inc., Allisson Field Artillery Systems, Kunoshita Chipware, Kwikee Stop (convenience stores), Chouinard Electrodyne International, Klemperer Photo-Optical Systems, and Speedy Eddy's Pizza Restaurants.
Regional Offices Edit
Depending on the area, and the volume of local sales or military activity, Militech regional offices can range in size from towers comparable to the Rosslyn headquarters to tiny one room offices staffed by one representative. Most major cities have a fair sized Militech office building for handling local distribution, management and contract sales, and at least one or two showrooms for retail sales. Regional offices handle all local bulk arms contracts, mercenary contracting,distribution, and other paperwork heavy jobs. Regional offices also contain the headquarters for the local ranking Militech Officer. This individual, with his other staff, is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all local military endeavors and black operations. He answers directly to the district operations coordinator back in Rosslyn. Major Militech regional offices can be found in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Night City, Mexico City, Rio De Janiero, Bogota, Tokyo, Beijing, London, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Cairo and Nairobi. Smaller offices dot the world.
Notable Employees Edit
Cyberpunk 2020 Edit
- Donald Lundee - A Former United States Marine Corp General who resigned his post to join the small arms company Armatech-Lucessi. He took up the position of CEO and renamed the company into Militech which has become one of the worlds largest weapons manufacturers.
- Antonio Luccessi - The technical genius behind the company and a veteran of the arms business. It was his rifle that wowed General Lundee into joining him and has since taken up the role of executive VP, but prefers working hands on in the design and development studio.
- Roland Yee - The current chairman of the board and one of the original investors into Armatech. He spends most of his time in the Militech Hong Kong Office.
- Anderson Bennett - Another member of the board of directors. He has the third largest portfolio of Militech stock, and has been a member of the board of directors for six years.
- Margaret Ellen Goldstein - One of the original investors into Armatech and one-time lover of CEO Donald Lundee, she backs him whenever there is internal strife within the company.
- Bradley David Parker Jr - A Militech investor and board member, he inherited his fortune from his late father who had invested early in Militech. He is a staunch supporter of Donald Lundee.
- Mils Engelsson - Vice President and director of the special projects division. He is known as Dr Death due to his unethical and horrifying experiments.
- Anastasia Luccessi - Granddaughter of the founder Antonio Luccessi and a highly lethal agent going by the code-name Sphinx, lower level troops do not seem to have much love for her and nicknamed her The Bitch.
- Carson Dominguez - A Junior executive and board member who is a secret plant by Arasaka. He has no strong allegiance with either corporation, he just enjoys the double paycheck each month.
Cyberpunk 2077 Edit
- Meredith Stout - A Senior Operations Manager working for Militech in the year 2077. She is featured in the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 demo.
Key Facilitates Edit
Virginia Headquarters Edit
Across the Potomac from Washington D.C., located just a few hundred meters from the HQ of the Lazarus Group, standing eighty-two stories tall and taking up an entire city block the Militech Tower is the centre of US and global operations for the arms manufacturing megacorporation.
The Tower's architecture can be best described as unimaginative: a square tower that goes straight up for eighty-two stories with the only piece of stylistic design being the all-around cantilever on the ground floor, other than that concrete columns rise from the ground to support the edge of the fourth floor where the cantilever begins with a forty foot high glass wall with steel supporting members standing behind the columns and rings the bottom three stories around the base of the tower. Unlike the Lazarus or Arasaka buildings Militech does not have a concourse or plaza surrounding its headquarters with it instead connecting directly to the rather large side walk that wraps around the whole building.
As for the interior the first three floors are open to the public and designed as airy galleries with the ground floor having large green areas filled with exotic plants and criss-crossed with small ponds and streams with small all designed to hide the extensive security systems dotted through the ground floor. The second floor is a large showroom where Militech products are displayed and has plenty of helpful sales agents for potential customers. Finally the third floor contains and open air cafeteria and restaurant as well as a small military technology museum and offices for recruiting and sales staff.
Beyond the public spaces the Tower also houses an infirmary in an underground area, auditoriums, R&D facilities, firing range, conference centres, communication hubs, machine shop/fabrication center, offices, short stay rooms, luxury suites, and no less that four full-scale world situation/war rooms which the company uses not so much for running wars, as for keeping tabs on other people's wars for marketing and research reasons.
Small arms Research and Development Edit
Located near the town of Laconia, New Hampshire, is the Small arms R&D program where Militech tests all of its small arms models as well those of their competition. The site of the old Armatech offices the six buildings and two firing ranges that make up the facility are for designing and testing only, with only one building housing the machine shops and fabrication areas needed for creating prototypes and test models.
Research and Development Edit
Militech's primary research facility is located near Norfolk, Virginia, compared to the more specialised locations across the globe the general R&D facility in Virginia serves as a catch-all for those programs that don't fit in with any of the specific departments, but that are not heavy enough to fall under the jurisdiction of the Special Projects Department. This site itself has two large scale fabrication facilities and warehouses for the construction and storage of large scale projects that would otherwise tax the capabilities of the regional offices. The R&D department also makes up a large part of the industrial park on the outskirts of Norfolk containing large scale manufacturing areas, warehouses, offices and extensive security.
Weapons Proving Grounds Edit
Located deep in the heart of New Mexico, south of route 42 and wedged between highways 54 and 285 is Militech's Proving Grounds, 5000 square kilometres of scrub and desert where the corporation tests its new weapons and equipment. Known within the company as "The Garden" the site itself occupies a rectangular area approximately 50 kilometres wide and 100 kilometres long and encompasses several types of terrain from hills to canyons and included facilities such as an airfield, administration building, warehouses, fabrication areas, barracks, executive residences, corporate village and research labs. With millions of eurodollars worth of equipment tested at the Proving Grounds security is extremely extensive will remote sensor and counter-intrusion systems littered throughout the grounds, a constantly monitored and hot-wired perimeter fence and even Militech DIS-5 satellites in geosynchronous orbit constantly monitoring the site.
Special Projects Department Edit
Three kilometres from the Proving Grounds corporate village is solitary, squat building with tinted windows and a featureless grey paint job, this is the location of the Special Projects Department where Militech's most advanced research takes place. Extending ten stories below ground the SPD is bristling with defence systems and houses biomedical, computer and chemistry labs, a sophisticated fabrication area, research surgery O.R.s, testing areas, and living facilities for up to 200 personnel.
Products Line-Up 2077 Edit
Submachine Guns Edit
Assault Rifles Edit
Products Line-Up 2020 Edit
As the world's largest designer and builder of military and paramilitary weapons and accessories, it goes with-out saying that Militech has an astounding array of equipment ready for immediate use or sale to other corporations and nations. The following are just a few of the many weapons and other pieces of equipment produced,used and exported by Militech. See also the Uniforms,Equipment and Personnel section on the Lazarus Group for the breakdowns on the five types of Militech firearms typically used by that corporation, as well as a description of the TacStac computer.
- Militech Mk IV Assault Weapon (Revised)
- Militech Dragon Light Assault Weapon
- Militech Arms Avenger
- Militech Viper Submachinegun
- Militech Renegade Squad Automatic Weapon
- Militech Bulldog Compact Assault Shotgun
- Militech "Cowboy" U-55 Grenade Launcher
- Militech Ronin Light Assault
- Militech M-31a1 Advanced Infantry Combat Weapon
- Militech M-78 Revised Personal Armor
- Militech M-88 Revised Combat Helmet
- Militech Refractix Plus Binoculars
- Militech Second Chance Cyberdoc Implanted Emergency Medkit
- Militech Personal Tactical Computer/Global Positioning System
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