(S//LUT-OPR//OC/NF) Common IC Technological Products

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NATIONAL SPECIAL PROJECTS CENTER BRIEFING MATERIAL

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NOTE: CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THIS GUIDE REQUIRE MOST SECRET COMPARTMENTED AND/OR SPECIAL CATEGORY CLEARANCE.


Welcome, to the National Special Projects Center and to the salvation and protection of humanity.

There are four core technologies in use in the galaxy as a whole. Eezo, optronics, HE3 scoop mining, and omnipurpose generators and gels. To a lesser degree, kinetic barrier technology, cybernetic and bionetic enhancement, ion pulse technology, and the FTL comm buoy are also critical. There are of course many other important technologies - where would we be without things like the extranet - but R&D focuses on applications in military use, and these are the primary factors that affect that.

With the exception of eezo all of these technologies were mostly pioneered by a single species. Eezo was explored most heavily by the asari, but they also came up with optronic circuits. We humans revolutionized travel and FTL ranges with the HE3 hyper-scoop. Turians were the first to experiment with kinetic barriers, and the salarian invention of the omni-tool and omni-field was only surpassed by omni-gel. The elcor ion technology is the basis of almost all non-FTL engine drives currently used, and quarians have lead technology in cybernetic augmentation and kinetic barriers for centuries. Even the humble volus played a large role, with the clever invention of the FTL message drone (not to mention their love of missile propulsion technology and fuel efficiency.)

All of these technologies, with many others, combine to form and shape the military, economic and civilian sectors and the roles they play. While the United Coalition does not suggest that these technologies are weapons in and of themselves, each one of them has applications to the Coalition in an economic and operational sense and must be considered strategic on some level. Likewise, even non-military applications of these systems can be turned against us by terrorists, both domestic and foreign, or even by unscrupulous companies seeking to derail or blunt humanity's ascent.

As an officer of the Project Materiel Acquisitions Office, it is expected that you will have a firm grounding in modern technology. Since PMA does not recruit scientists when we plan to send you into combat or into derelict ruins in some hellhole environment, however, it is expected that any such firm grounding will need to be conveyed to you by your training. You no doubt have critical skills that were important when you were selected (or invited) to commissioned office, but no scientist today can be truly omnidisciplinary.

This guide is the basic oversight for such training. The previous two years have seen a tremendous shift in the application and innovation of military and commercial technology. Our own military has not been immune. Alongside this has been civilian advancements in everything from FTL concepts to new types of energy production, and some of these have potential applications in terms of communications, science, or possibly terrorist uses.

All of these things – a basic understanding of the primary technologies, an overview of military weapons systems and a primer on how these will affect each and every member of the Coalition military, is the overarching goal in this guide. Given that some of this information was obtained by the Intelligence Community, it is considered SECRET.

Unlike other official IC training material maintained on the ISE, this guide is NOT rated or controlled by ODNI, and includes sections involving information that could reveal known actors or methods of Coalition intelligence collection activities. As such, this guide is keyed directly to your device via DNA link and cannot be copied or sent to others, and is classified LUTEUS-OPERATIONS. Penalty for the loss or distribution of any part of this guide outside of general commentary is chemical mind-wipe and reassignment to Class 2 Restricted Citizenship for low treason.

This guide will cover interplanar technologies first, along with how these affect weapons systems, armor systems, and personal combat advances. This includes information about FTL and the Mass Effect on a basic level, and an overview of weapons, ammunition, and armor theory.

The second section will cover optronics, haptics, omni-technology and the rapidly evolving world combat engineering and infowar.

The third segment covers cybertechnology and bionetics, including blueware, black-ware, and nanonic implants.

The fourth section covers technologies that are civilian in nature but impact military considerations, such as HE3 mining, and FTL messaging and sensor systems.

Finally, a recap will cover a quick overview of both Coalition and alien primary and secondary weapons systems, armor platforms, battle-suits, mechs, warmechs, and articulated combat frames (ACF).

► ► ► (S) SECTION ALPHA: INTERPLANAR PHYSICS TECHNOLOGIES ◄ ◄ ◄

► ► ► (S) SECTION BETA: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES ◄ ◄ ◄

► ► ► (S) SECTION GAMMA: BIOLOGICAL CYBERNETICS ◄ ◄ ◄

► ► ► (S) SECTION DELTA: GENERALLY AVAILABLE DOUBLE-PURPOSE TECHNOLOGIES ◄ ◄ ◄

► ► ► (S) SECTION EPSILON: COMBAT TECHNOLOGIES ◄ ◄ ◄

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