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In the tumultuous era of the Force exiles, they often had need to defend themselves from a variety of threats. This section therefore contains entries on any number of weapons and technology produced by Kraechar Arms. However, due to the vast scope of the work, most information on more common domestic items is not listed here, as this work is primarily focused on products designed indigenously by Kraechar Arms.

Author's note: Organizational icons have been provided to help readers avoid spoilers and find information about topics they are interested in. The icons correspond to the six Force Exile novels, as well as the Yanibar Tales and the Yanibar Guard Sourcebook.

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S-1 blaster pistol

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A clear knockoff of the BlasTech DC-15s side arm blaster favored by clone commandos, the S-1 was a sturdy pistol well acclimated to the harsh climate of Yanibar. Its relative simplicity and unoriginality were due to the fact that it was one of the first products produced by the fledgling Kraechar Arms in 15 BBY. It weighed 1.1 kilograms unloaded and had an effective range of thirty meters, though its maximum range was eighty meters. Unlike the DC-15s, though, the blaster‘s recharging cell was not nearly as efficient in order to cut down costs. Instead, it featured a more standard cell that provided thirty shots. A simple release button ejected the spent cell, allowing easy, swift replacement. Another difference was the inclusion of a stun mode, a feature lacking in the DC-15s. The blaster’s original model was equipped with both iron sights and a built-in spotting laser. Read more…

S-2F blaster rifle

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The S-2F blaster rifle was the first truly indigenous weapon produced by Kraechar Arms. Designed as the primary infantry blaster for the Yanibar Guard, it was rugged and reliable, two features heavily emphasized in its design, while incorporating a number of useful features.

It was first produced in 14 BBY, and quickly saw field service. From the start, the rifle was designed to interact with the Battlesuit52-A, which would be worn by most of its users. As such, a continuous-link datafeed in the stock of the rifle interfaced with the optics set inside the helmet of the wearer. However, for those lacking the battlesuits, the armor also came with a standard issue scope that could toggle between visual and infrared modes. The rifle also came equipped with standard top and rear sights for more standard targeting. Read more…

S-2C blaster carbine

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The S-2C carbine was a smaller, stripped down version of its larger cousin, the S-2F blaster rifle. Design of the carbine was concurrent with that of the S-2F and the two weapons shared many similar features. However, due to development issues with the multiple modes, the carbine model was released three months after the S-2F reached the Yanibar Guard. However, once it did, it was quickly gained a reputation for being as rugged and reliable as its larger cousin, albeit somewhat more temperamental.

It was first produced in 14 BBY and was designed to interact with the Battlesuit52-A, which would be worn by most of its users, just like the S-2F. It also utilized the same continuous-link datafeed in the stock as the S-2F. However, due to the drastically reduced barrel length, the S-2C had a different set of forward sights and featured a laser sight mounted on top of the barrel. The reasoning for this was that S-2Cs were issued to not only infantrymen but also to vehicle drivers, artillerymen, and other support personnel who were not expected to have nearly the small arms proficiency as the average infantrymen. Its small size also earned it a significant measure of popularity among the Yanibar Guard Intelligence and Elite Guardians. Read more…

Battlesuit52-A

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The Battlesuit52-A was a powered armor system developed by Kraechar Arms for the exclusive use of the Yanibar Guard, specifically the front-line infantry. The system was too sophisticated and costly for all members of the guard to be equipped with such a suit, so instead it saw limited use among infantry squads, jump troops, commandos, and Elite Guardians only. It shared many concepts and principals with the Katarn-III-class commando armor worn by Republic commandos during the Clone Wars.

The suit was comprised of three main segments: A flexible composite fabric underlayer, reinforced fibrous-metal composite plates provided protection over key areas of the body, and an overharness and equipment pack composed the third segment of the armor. The armor was fully vacuum sealed and the underlayer was equipped with material pockets and shape-memory composites that gave it limited self-repairing and full self-sealing capability. It could stop a blaster pistol bolt at twenty meters with cosmetic damage and was optimized against a number of types of damage, including projectiles, shrapnel, sonic, chemical, and incendiary weapons. Read more…

S-5X sniper rifle

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The S-5X sniper rifle was the answer to a number of complaints from the Yanibar Guard about the unreliability of the imported Verpine sniper rifles that had been in use previously. The Verpine weapons fired a magnetically accelerated metal projectile at high velocity, but were prone to jamming and were easily damaged. After hearing numerous reports of sniper rifle failure, Sarth Kraen, the head of Kraechar Arms, decided to develop an advanced projectile weapon indigenously, with the aid of his Xi Charran design bureau. Read more…

Nighthawk missile

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The Nighthawk missile was a long-range stealthy missile intended for use in covert strikes by the Yanibar Guard. It was highly popular due to the stand-off capability the weapon provided, but was also somewhat costly and could only be deployed from a small number of weapons platforms. Still, hundreds of Nighthawks were produced and employed to strike targets across the galaxy. Read more…

S-3 autorifle

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The S-3 autorifle was a second-generation Kraechar Arms infantry weapon designed to provide fire support at the squad level. The weapon was first released in 12 BBY as part of an ongoing modernization and standardization effort in the Yanibar Guard Army. The S-3's development was a source of considerable tension between Yanibar Guard Army and Fleet commanders, as both services had wanted an infantry support weapon. The highest echelons of the Yanibar Guard had stipulated that, due to cost, only one weapon type would be procured and that the two services would have to work together to create criterion for the autorifle. Read more…

Yanibar Weather Control Nexus

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The hostile nature of Yanibar's weather was one of the most difficult aspects of living there. Severe thunderstorms, howling sandstorms, blistering, drought-laden summers, and icy blizzards in winter were just a few of the meteorological challenges that the Yanibar refuge faced. To help combat this problem, the Yanibar refuge purchased three weather control nexuses, at great expense to the colony. These energy-consuming structures influenced the weather inside the Tusloni Basin, easing the severity of weather phenomena. Though not always reliable initially, they soon became one of the refuge's most prized possessions. Read more…

S-4 ordnance launcher

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The S-4 ordnance launcher was a multi-purpose magnetically-powered ordnance launcher designed to provide Yanibar Guard infantrymen with a rudimentary defense against light vehicles or low-flying aircraft. While simple and un-sophisticated, it was designed to be resilient and require minimal maintenance despite exposure to Yanibar's harsh weather. Read more…

Starfire-PD laser battery

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The Starfire/Skyfire-PD laser battery was a menacing point-defense system designed to provide all-angle protection from starfighters and incoming missiles. Originally designed for Yanibar Guard Fleet usage, the Sunburst turret that provided the firepower for the Starfire-PD was also adapted by the Yanibar Guard Army as the Skyfire-PD to replace their double-laser cannon turrets and equip their Reaper AA-Mod droid walkers. Read more…

S-5XS sidearm

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While the S-1 blaster pistol was the mainstay of the Yanibar Guard, the weapon was not fully satisfactory to Yanibar Guard Intelligence, which wanted a subtler weapon. The result was the S-5XS sidearm, an effort branched off from the development of the S-5X sniper rifle. Sleek and compact, the design proved to be quite popular among the clandestine services. Read more…

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