|“||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. Militech is one of the world's largest manufacturers of weapons and military vehicles, with facilities on every continent.
The company provides equipment for hundreds of nations and private and government organizations, especially the US military and police forces. This equipment includes but is not limited to personal firearms, drones, tanks, aircraft, ships, and Assisted Combat Personal Armor. Its second branch provides private military forces for defense, peacekeeping, and nation-building missions.
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 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 defense 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. Militech was one of the major participants in the Fourth Corporate War, during which it clashed with its rival company, Arasaka. After the nuclear detonation of Arasaka's Night City Headquarters, President Elizabeth Kress nationalized Militech, using its assets to strengthen the collapsing power of the US military. The corporation has since regained some of its independence, and several of its board members still hold high-ranking offices in the Ministry of Defense.
Militech is often accused of taking part in ethically shady or blatantly illegal black ops, such as hiring out their private military to support revolutions, military coups, assassinations, terrorist attacks, and ethnic cleansings. The company was also suspected of planting and detonating the nuclear bomb in Arasaka's Night City headquarters in 2023, though no evidence has ever validated those claims.
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. The Militech Ronin is still the top selling assault rifle in the world, several years after its release. Part of this is due to the U.S. Army contract, but much of it is due to strong private sales.
Another factor is the huge selection available. Among Militech's small arms products are small, derringer type weapons, special load revolvers, hundreds of the best pistol, rifle and sub-machinegun models in the world, sporting arms, special purpose weapons such as long range sniping rifles, squad automatic weapons, full size machine guns, and shotguns. Each model has options. This means that any small arms needs you may have can be filled by one company. This is an advantage to bulk contractors, like armies and corporations, who would prefer to have to deal with only one maintenance and resupply contract.
Militech continues to be innovative in small arms development. Among the designs and features introduced or being researched by Militech are tracking smart-bullets that can make trajectory adjustments in flight, super - light all-synthetic weapons, special purpose loads with explosive or selective material-piercing heads, non-recoil systems, integral silencers with little effect on accuracy or muzzle velocity, and an improved gyrojet-type system that lights in the barrel and reaches full velocity at the muzzle of the weapon for close range use.
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.
There are four main departments of heavy weapons manufacture: Airborne Delivery Systems, Non-Projectile Ordinance, Artillery and Heavy Projectile Systems and Light Projectile Systems. Within the company, these departments are known by their initials, ADS, NPO, AHPS and LPS. Airborne delivery specializes in missiles and bombs. They design and manufacture Militech's extensive line of air to air, surface to air and surface to surface missiles, also unguided rockets, and general and special purpose bombs of several varieties. Non-Projectile Ordinance is the department responsible for research, development and manufacture of things like land-mines, grenades, satchel charges, demolitions packages, and specialized explosives such as liquids, gels, plastiques, micro-caps and det-cords. This department also produces the explosives used by Airborne Delivery in their warheads. Artillery is just what it says. They design and produce both the guns themselves and the shells that they fire, again using Non-Projectile Ordinance's explosives. Artillery's products include everything from super-long range weapons to light mortars, grenade launchers, and man-portable antiarmor rockets. They also make the heavy guns that mount on top of tanks, armored cars, and some armored personnel carrier chassis. Light Projectile Weapons makes such things as twenty and thirty millimeter cannons, vulcan-type multi-barrel machine guns, and other heavy machine guns. Many of these weapons find their way atop armored vehicles with Artillery's products, or into aircraft.
As with small arms, Militech stays on the cutting edge in heavy weapons development. Among the things that they sell, or have in development are IFF (Identify Friend or Foe) land mines: these are powerful landmines that have a small radio receiver in them which can be pressure, sound or magnetic sensitive, and won't explode if they are receiving a coded IFF radio pulse from within a certain, adjustable range. That means that friendly troops and vehicles carrying a small IFF transponder can safely travel through a minefield, or on a mined road. The variable code makes duplicating the signal difficult, and the low power of the broadcasters makes tracking the signals impossible.
Another system is a tank-killing artillery round that explodes over a battlefield and releases multiple sub-warheads, each capable of firing a depleted uranium rod through the engine of an armored vehicle or grounded aircraft. An anti-personnel version of this does the same thing, only it releases up to a thousand small, steel rockets, each with an infrared micro-guidance head that will key on a soldier's body heat. The rocket will then fire, and pierce the soldier's body. This weapon is known among infantry soldiers as a "porcupine," and is widely feared. If the target troops have advanced warning, they can partially defeat it by screening their bodies, wearing I.R.-defeating cameo, or lighting off several flares or hot fires to confuse the rockets. Without warning, the weapon works too fast to respond against. It is a useful system in urban situations, where extensive collateral damage from explosives is undesirable.
A final example is the, seven-barrelled thirty-millimeter anti-tank gun. It is designed to be mounted in aircraft, and fires depleted uranium shells. Unlike its predecessors, this gun uses rocket-propelled shells to avoid the crushing recoil that used to cause aiming problems and airframe wear in aircraft using older models. The "cartridges" are also much lighter than the old-fashioned thirty-millimeter rounds, allowing ground attack aircraft to carry up to twenty percent more ammunition than they could have with older systems.
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.
For obvious reasons, Militech vehicles are sold mostly to nations and corporations. There are, however, a few extremely wealthy individuals out there whose private security troops have some Militech armored cars or vectored-thrust attack craft at their disposal.
As with its other products, Militech is constantly working on ways to refine and improve its vehicles. Militech scientists have been responsible for improvements in reactive and synthetic armors, quieter, more fuel-efficient turbofan engines for vectored thrust applications and improved aircraft avionics and weapons systems. Militech has also been one of the first companies to incorporate memory plastics, memory metals and pressure and electro-responsive materials into the design of their vehicles. This has enabled them to come up with such things as deep diving, mini-strike submarines which can lurk at depths previously attainable only by bathyspheres, and airplanes that can subtly alter the geometry of their wings and fuselages while in flight for increased speed and efficiency.
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 also sell in large numbers to the same people and organizations who purchase weapons systems. The wide demographic appeal of the accessories makes them second only in small arms in terms of sales volume for Militech.
The largest selling group of products in the accessory line are Militech's field computer systems. These are portable, battery-powered minicomputers of varying sizes and styles that have been designed to stand up to outdoor conditions and rugged treatment. They range in size from book-sized civilian versions of the TacStac to portable micro-computers with full-sized screens and keyboards. All are guaranteed dirtproof, waterproof and impact proof, and many come with integral cellular broadcasters and modems for patching into corporate computer nets and world information systems. The military applications of these units are pretty obvious; they give field troops access to computing power that can survive combat conditions, an is important factor in this age of computerized field artillery, fire control, communication, coordination and medicine. Much of the sales volume for these systems comes, however, from the civilian sector. The units are popular among those who need field-ready computer power, and are willing to forego style for durability. This makes them a key item for people such as private solos, trauma teams, bands who need sturdy computers for road use and executives who need a computer that can survive the rigors of a backpacking trip (or an excursion into the urban combat zone). More than one well-to-do mother has bought one for a youngster who killed his last portable computer.
Naturally, there are also thousands of other items in the Militech accessory catalogue, including body armor, clothing, field rations, knives, weapons accessories, vehicular accessories, books and information disks, security equipment, exotic melee and ranged weapons, survival equipment and so on. These items are sold at showrooms, and available through mail order (if you trust the mail) from catalogs available on hyperstack disk or in print.
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 files is 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.
The Special Projects Department's current programs are rumored to include the genetic and biochemical alteration of human beings and animals to produce more durable battlefield soldiers and guard animals, second generation combat drugs that can provide the desired effects without burning out the soldier or producing messy addictions, short-term biological agents that can sterilize a large area and then revert to harmless states within hours or minutes, refined ballistic body armors that can stop high energy projectiles and then dissipate the kinetic energy so that the wearer doesn't suffer the crushing impact of a non-penetrating bullet; tiny, cybernetically controlled assassination robots, and satellite and portable battlefield model high energy beam weapons for anti-ship and armor use.
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 it's troops out as a service to their 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. 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. For instance, Militech would lease special ops troops to a smaller company who wanted to attempt an espionage mission, but only if that mission would damage a Militech competitor or lead to an increase in business for one of Militech's departments. Alternatively, Militech has been known to let small companies use its special ops troops to steal secrets that it has wanted for itself. The corporation has then taken over the smaller company and absorbed all its assets and data. This method has the advantage of divorcing the corporation one step from any blame for the operation, but it is usually only employed when Militech was already planning a buyout of the smaller company.
Long Term Goals Edit
In 2020, as a corporate chief executive, Lundee has discovered power above and beyond any he ever hoped to have as a military officer. He enjoyed this power, and makes no secret of it. He also wants more; his once noble ideals in establishing the Militech corporation having given way to inevitable corruption. To this end, Lundee wants Militech to be the number one corporation on earth. Unfortunately for him, the two companies that stand between Militech's number three slot and the top of the heap are the mighty Arasaka and EBM corporations. Lundee is not easily daunted, however, and is convinced that, with proper management, Militech can become the largest, most powerful corporation on Earth.
A key part of Lundee's plan to make Militech number one is the acquisition or elimination of as many other large arms and arms-related companies as possible. Militech has made something of a crusade out of this, and has been quite successful at picking off its competitors and reinforcing its position at the top of the armaments manufacturing oligopoly. At this point, the only companies that are secure are those which are either under the wing of another large corporation, extraordinarily tightly run, or are too small to be worth any notice. All other arms companies are at risk from Militech, and tensions are high in the industry.
Another key part of Militech's plan for expansion is more extensive diversification. Militech already sells several general purpose products, such as computers, but most have their roots in some military application. Militech is currently trying to expand into some other markets, including finance, industrial manufacturing, raw materials and the space industry. A number of other large corporations take a dim outlook on this, and troubled times are ahead.
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
- Main article: List of Militech employees
- 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.
Key Facilitates EditMilitech, like Arasaka, is among the more visible corporations in most cities. Militech's stupendous volume of regional, corporate and international sales requires large offices in cities around the world. These offices serve as loci for bureaucratic activity, sales and delivery, marketing, subsidiary management and military activity. In addition, the Militech showroom is an ubiquitous sight in most any upscale shopping area. One thing that sets Militech apart from Arasaka is that it has no standardized design for its large office towers. The Arasaka benchmark is the Tokyo tower, and all that corporation's other major offices are patterned after it in architecture and decor. Militech's head office tower stands alone, though, and subsequent towers have been designed and built according to individual ideas and plans. Militech does require its office towers to adhere to certain standards of safety, security and design, but in general a great deal of freedom has been given to the groups responsible for construction of new facilities.
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.
When your average citizen thinks of Militech, the showroom is what he or she is most likely to recall. Everyone who lives in or near a major city has been in, or at least seen, a Militech showroom. Located in corporate areas or commercial malls, showrooms are how Militech sells its products to the general population. Depending on the location and typical clientele the showrooms can range from glitzy, rock pumping, teen oriented affairs offering polymer one shots and personal accessories and defense systems to quiet, elegant, civilized complexes where wealthy executives and high class solos receive personal demonstrations of the most up to date and exclusive systems. These are extremes, however, and the typical downtown showroom is designed to cater to all prospective clients, offering a little of each world to shoppers.
Although some showrooms, such as the suburban mall variety, are small, and offer only small arms and personal accessories, most of the downtown ones are quite large, occupying several rooms, and sometimes multiple stories in their host buildings. They will have a courteous sales staff trained in the use of the products they sell, and, of course, a contingent of soldiers and guards on hand to fill the multiple roles of security and demonstration. On hand will be a stock of the latest models of those Militech weapons and accessories which are legal for sale to the public or to solos with special permits. For executives and representatives of police departments and other potential large-scale clients there will be demo tapes and chips of military and paramilitary grade weapons.
Sometimes there will be tanks, AVs, or other vehicles parked on the showroom floor like in an auto dealership. Although the vehicles are there for display purposes they are always combat ready, and can be brought into service within minutes. The Night City downtown showroom currently has two of the brand new, evil-looking AVX Viper assault aerodynes on display. These have not only attracted representatives of several local corporations for a look, but many casual shoppers have peeked in to get a gander at the exotic looking craft and left with some item for their home or personal defense collection. Shoppers can try their hand on an AVX simulator, and there are AVX T-shirts and lollipops for the kiddies. There is always a crowd at the large showrooms. All shoppers should be advised, however, that shoplifters will be prosecuted, if they live long enough to make it to court.
Besides functioning as retail outlets, showrooms also serve as recruiting stations, and any promising youngster or solo who wants to try his or her hand with the Militech Corporate forces is welcome to come on down for a personal interview, no appointment necessary.
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.
The Small Arms facility is not designed for full scale production, only design and testing. One building contains machine shops and fabrication areas, but they are sufficient only for producing prototypes and test models. Once a product has been approved for mass production and ordered by Militech or a corporate client the design specs are sent to the Militech small arms factories in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Albstadt, Germany.
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.
Militech Camps & Training Facilities Edit
Militech maintains a standing army of over 100,000 troops. Usually, 40-50,000 of these are on lease to corporations or governments around the world. The remainder either live on their own, at Militech postings, or they live at one of Militech's combination training camp/troop barrack facilities. Militech has the provisions to barrack about 50% of its troops at any given time. If less than 40,000 troops are out on contract at any time, the overflow live on call. Militech has seven large camps; each can support about 7,000 troops. The camps are located around the world, each in an area which offers unique training opportunities. The artillery/armor/flight training is at Camp Patton, Texas. Swamp/jungle training is at Camp Jackson, in southern Florida. Mountain/snow training is at Camp Whitmore, in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Underwater/maritime training is at Concord Station, Connecticut, near the Militech Shipyards. Special forces/special-ops training is at the highly secret Camp Raney, Georgia. In addition, there are Militech Camps in England and Japan, giving access to the European and Asian theaters. All camps do basic infantry training and recruitment and have tight security. Facilities at the Militech camps always include an airfield, barracks, recreation areas, training areas and a large complement of artillery, armor and aircraft.
Manufacturing Facilities Edit
Militech and its subsidiaries have manufacturing plants in several countries. A few of the more important ones are the Aircraft shops in San Diego, California, the Shipyards in New London, Connecticut, the Vehicle Factories in San Jose, California, the Cyberware/ Computer/Accessory plant in Night City, the Ordinance plants in Manila, New Philippines and Amsterdam, Holland, and the small arms factories in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Albstadt, Germany.
Products Line-Up 2077 Edit
|Guns||Militech M-10AF Lexington, Militech M221 Saratoga, Militech M-31A1 AICW, Militech Crusher|
|Vehicles||Militech SUV 'Chevalier'|
|Miscellaneous||Militech PDU-5 Mine|
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.
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- ↑ Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter
- ↑ BATYLDA, M. The World of Cyberpunk 2077. 1st ed. Milwaukie, OR; Dark Horse Comics, 2020.