Category Archives: Defense Contractors

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

  • Earth Head Office: Nieuw Amsterdam, Netherlands, European Community (UEG)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Space Station Equality, Robotech Factory Satellite
  • Established: 1891
  • Status: Ongoing concern
  • Founder: Gerard and Anton Philips

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Dutch for Royal Philips, commonly shortened to PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven in 1891. Since 2014, it has been mostly headquartered in Nieuw Amsterdam, as well as its extrasolar office on Space Station Equality. Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in human controlled space and is currently focused in the area of military avionics, with significant operations in the consumer electronics sector.

Landmark products include the “AllView” series of multi-band camera systems, which, in one form or another, have been installed on almost every human made Veritech, Battloid and aerospace fighter since they introduced it for use on the VF/A-6 Alpha. In the commercial sector, Philips is best known for their CDI series of video game consoles. The CDI 910 started a gaming revolution when it was introduced in 1990 and has continued to be a market leader well into the 21st century. The company also produced several arcade based games throughout its history, the most successful one being the three dimensional Veritech combat simulator “Battroid Attack!”

Philips was also the first human company to win a contract from a non-human military, when the Karbarrans made a major purchase of the latest AllView for their aerospace fighters. Philips has also had success in the Tiresian market with their latest CDI-X4 game consoles and other consumer electronics. Today, Philips has operations on Earth, all the major human colonies, Space Station Equality and Tirol.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (R) is the property of Fuji Television, Artmic Studio and Tatsunoko Production. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication.

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The Boeing Company

  • Earth Head Office: Portland, Oregon, United States (closed)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Space Station Equality, Robotech Factory Satellite
  • Established: 1916 (as Pacific Aero Products Co.)
  • Status: Ongoing concern
  • Founder: William E. Boeing

The Boeing Company is a Space Station Equality based corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells missiles and avionics for the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF). Prior to the First Robotech War, Boeing was among the largest global aerospace manufacturers, controlling approximately half of the world’s commercial airliner market. After the Zentraedi “Rain of Death”, all of Boeing’s manufacturing facilities on the planet were destroyed. The sole remaining company asset was a small engineering team located on the SDF-1, who were responsible for the integration program on the HMM-01 Starburst missile, which was being used on the Super Valkyrie.

Clint Jackson, the site manager of the team, was the controlling share holder after the war. (His stake before the war was a mere $35,000 worth of stock options that he received as part of the sign-on bonus which lured him away from Union Carbide.) He reestablished the corporate headquarters in New Macross after the SDF-1 returned to Earth, later moving the headquarters to Portland Oregon after the destruction of the SDFs 1 and 2. Boeing continued to build the Starburst missile at the SDF-1 manufacturing facility, until the operation was moved to the Robotech Factory Satellite (Space Station Equality). As production on the Starburst was winding down, Boeing was at risk of loosing its sole remaining product line. The company was saved when they submitted an unsolicited bid for a free-fall bomb that could be used in both air and space (the SDBU-series of bombs). This contract kept the company solvent and continues to be one of Boeing’s biggest revenue producers.

After the end of the Third Robotech War, Boeing attempted to move back into the commercial aviation industry, but thus far has not managed to have any success. They continue to be producer of missiles and guidance systems, as well as an engineering subcontractor for the big defense contractors.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (R) is the property of Fuji Television, Artmic Studio and Tatsunoko Production. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication.

Content by Tim Wing

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Variable Mecha: Manufacturers and Contractors

DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

Earth: United Earth Government (UEG)

Earth: Austria (UEG)

  • Steyr Mannlicher AG

Earth: Belgium, European Community (UEG)

  • Liège Industries Lourd

Earth: Brazil (UEG)

  • Engesa – Engenheiros Especializados S/A

Earth: France, European Community (UEG)

Earth: Germany (Federal Republic), European Community (UEG)

  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH
  • Mauser GmbH
  • Rheinmetall AG

Earth: International (UEG)

Earth: Italy, European Community (UEG)

  • Elettronica
  • Marconi Company
  • Selenia Aeronautica

Earth: Japan (UEG)

  • Nakajima Industries
  • Shinnakasu Heavy Industries

Earth: Netherlands, European Community (UEG)

Earth: Spain, European Community (UEG)

  • Astra-Unceta y Cia SA

Earth: Sweden (UEG)

  • Bofors AB

Earth: Switzerland (UEG)

  • Oerlikon Contraves

Earth: United Kingdom (UEG)

  • British Aerospace plc. (BAe)
  • Perkins Engines Company Limited
  • Rolls-Royce plc.
  • Royal Ordnance Factories (ROFs)
  • Turbo-Union Ltd.
  • Vickers plc.

Earth: United States (UEG)

  • Allison Engine Company
  • The Boeing Company
  • Cadillac Gage
  • Colt Defense LLC
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • Grumman Aerospace Corporation
  • Harris Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hughes Electronics
  • International Business Machine (IBM)
  • Lockheed Corporation
  • McDonnell Douglas Land Systems
  • Northrop Corporation
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Remington Arms Company, LLC
  • Texas Instruments
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Earth: Eastern Block Soviet Independent States (EBSIS)

Earth: Soviet Union (EBSIS)

  • Sukhoi Design Bureau

New Opterra: the Invid

  • Invid Manufacturing Capabilities

Haydon IV: the Haydonites

  • Haydonite Manufacturing Capabilities


All the Galaxy’s Variable Mecha Index


Pratt & Whitney

  • Earth Head Office: Washington DC, United States (reopened 2049)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Tiresia, Tirol
  • Established: 1925
  • Status: Ongoing concern, publicly traded company
  • Founder: Francis Pratt
  • Current President (as of 2072): Millie Olson
  • Operating Components: Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Tiresia

Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace manufacturer with service operations throughout the local group. Pratt & Whitney’s aerospace engines are widely used in both civil aviation and military aviation. As one of the “big three” fusion turbine manufacturers, it competes with Shinnakasu Heavy Industries and Rolls-Royce, although it has also formed joint ventures with both companies such as the first fusion turbine engine, the FF-2001. In addition to aerospace engines, Pratt & Whitney manufactures gas turbines for industrial and power generation, and marine turbines.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

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Turbo-Union Ltd.

  • Earth Head Office: London on the River Crouch (New London), United Kingdom (closed)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Space Station Freedom, Robotech Repair Satellite
  • Established: 14 October 1969
  • Status: Ongoing concern, publicly traded company
  • Predecessor: Joint venture of FiatAvio (now Avio), MTU Aero Engines and Rolls-Royce
  • Current President (as of 2072): Kit Armitage

When it was formed in October 1969, Turbo-Union it was claimed to be the largest aero-engine consortium in the world. Its first product was the RB199, which was Europe’s biggest ever military engine program. Turbo-Union went on to be a major player in the production of fusion turbine engines. After the end of the 1st Robotech War, Turbo-Union re-established its corporate headquarters in the rebuilt capital of the United Kingdom, as well as a branch office on the Robotech Factory Satellite. The head office on Earth was closed at the beginning of the 3rd Robotech War for obvious reasons. Currently, Turbo-Union is in the process of re-organizing after declaring bankruptcy in 2068. Possible options being discussed include a merger with one of its old parent companies, Rolls-Royce.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

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Hughes Electronics

  • Earth Head Office: Monument City, United States (re-opened 2052)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Space Station Equality, Robotech Factory Satellite
  • Established: 1932 in Glendale, California
  • Status: Ongoing concern, publicly traded company
  • Founder: Howard Hughes
  • Current President (as of 2072): Keely Carrillo

The Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes in Glendale, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company. Hughes Aircraft was acquired by General Motors from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1985 and was put under the umbrella of Hughes Electronics. The company is known for producing the Hammerhead guided missile, the most prolific missile in human history. Hughes’ extrasolar headquarters on the Factory Satellite became the main headquarters after the Invid Invasion in 2031. After the war, the Earth office at Monument City was reopened. As of 2072, Hughes continues to produce the Hammerhead, various gun pods for Veritechs and other mecha, as well as other aerospace and defense related products.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

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General Dynamics Corporation

  • Earth Head Office: Washington DC, United States (re-opened 2048)
  • Established: 1954
  • Status: Aerospacecraft and mecha division acquired by Maxwell Dynamics in 2012, which later merged with Shimada Enterprises in 2033. Land, maritime and weapons systems divisions still in operation.
  • Predecessor: Merger of Electric Boat and Canadair
  • Current President (as of 2072): Lukas Owens
  • Operating Components: GD Land Systems, GD Maritime, GD Avionics and Aerospace

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) is an American aerospace and defense corporation. Formed in 1954 with the merger of submarine manufacturer Electric Boat and aircraft manufacturer Canadair, it evolved through multiple mergers and divestitures. General Dynamics’ former Fort Worth Division, which manufactured the F-16 Fighting Falcon, was sold to Maxwell Dynamics in 2012. After the 1st Robotech War, GD continued to be a major producer of missiles and maritime products. GD, having no extrasolar operations, effectively went out of business in 2031 with the Invid Invasion. After the end of the Invid Occupation, GD was reopened and is currently a supplier of missiles and aerospace components.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

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Robotech Research Group (RRG)

  • Earth Head Office: Monument City, Minnesota, United States
  • Earth Branch Offices: Brisbane, Australia; Tokyo, Japan, Far East Sector; Brasilia, Brazil
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Tiresia, Tirol
  • Extrasolar Branch Offices: Space Station Equality, Robotech Factory Satellite; Space Station Freedom, Robotech Repair Satellite; Space Station Liberty, Robotech Factory Space Station
  • Established: March 2000
  • Status: Ongoing governmental concern
  • Founder: Established by the United Nations Council for Technological Development
  • Current Chief of Operations (as of 2072): Dr. Misha Maxwell
  • Operating Components: RRG – Brisbane, RRG – Monument City, RRG – Tokyo, RRG – Brasilia, RRG – Tiresia, RRG – Equality, RRG – Liberty, RRG – Freedom

The Robotech Research Group (RRG) is a governmental agency tasked with the study of Robotechnology and Protoculture. Practically, the RRG is involved in the development of high technology weapons, power generation and space propulsion. The RRG is responsible for breakthroughs in Protoculture power generating systems, understanding of the Zentraedi super-dimensional warp system, advanced man portable directed energy small arms and various other technological breakthroughs. The RRG has no production facilities of its own, rather contracts to produce its designs are awarded to companies through the usual government contract bidding process. Some companies, such as RRG Production Affiliates LLC located on Space Station Equality (the Robotech Factory Satellite), have established themselves for the sole purpose of producing designs originating at the RRG. Though the RRG has declined in importance as alien technologies become more well understood, it continues to be the primary government funded research institute.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

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Euromissile Aerospace Defense

  • Earth Head Office: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, European Community
  • Established: 2005
  • Status: Dissolved
  • Predecessor: Euromissile Groupement D’intérêt Économique

Euromissile was a European consortium set up in the 1970s by DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG of Germany and Aérospatiale of France to produce the Euromissile HOT anti-tank missile. Later on Aérospatiale-Matra, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) (as well as Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA)) merged in 2005 and formed Euromissile Aerospace Defense. Euromissile was an ongoing concern well into the late 2020s, producing such products as the Derringer long range mecha launched all-purpose missile. The company ceased to exist when the Invid invaded in 2031.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

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General Dynamics/ Euromissile

General Dynamics and Euromissile entered into a joint contract with the UN Spacy specifically for the development of the of the Derringer long range mecha launched all-purpose missile. Euromissile was dissolved after the Invid Invasion in 2031. After this time, the Derringer continued to be produced by General Dynamics.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing