The EX-Gear is a combat exoskeleton system currently being developed by Kinova Unlimited, a "skunkworks" division of Mortia for the UCR military as a successor for various armor systems currently in use.
EX-Gear Models and VariantsEdit
EX Gear EG-01MEditThe EX Gear EG-01M is a flight capable light exoskeleton and the first model of the EX-Gear series developed by Kinova Unlimited in early 2576 as new anti-g equipment for newer model Variable Fighters currently under development and as a multipurpose power suit. Kinova created the EG-01M with the goal of increasing pilot protection and survivability when escaping by improving the interface of a VF or Destroid. The 01M was produced in small numbers for testing and was succeded by the EGP-03/05.
EX Gear EGP-03/05EditFirst developed in 2577 and deployed with some groups in the UCR's Milky Way and Andromeda territories for testing purposes, the EGP-03/05 improved in areas where the EG-01M lacked. These improvements include;
- Installation of an energy shielding system.
- Armor protection to areas the EG-01M lacked such as;
- Upper thighs.
- Upper arms.
- Carbon infused armor.
- DNA Lock.
- S-11 Mine.
- Data-Link 20 System.
- Increased engine power by 20%.
- Capable of reaching in atmosphere flight speed of 550km/h.
- ARS Infantry type BLADE System and Augmented reaction mode.
- Noise reduction via noise damping parts in thruster units, swivel joints, and gliding wheels.
- Enhanced optical and acoustic sensors.
The EGP-03/05 was produced in limited quantities, and is slated to be succeeded by a more advanced model in the Series II line for standard Infantry and pilot use.
The PS/ML-21 is a demilitarized variant of the EG-01M sold in the civilian market for a fraction of the cost of the 05M1 model. Derivatives of the ML-21 are used by construction companies who operate in space, law enforcement and security agencies, and flight schools.
EX Gear Series IIEdit
Research and development of the Series II EX-Gear began after initial limited deployment of the 03/05 in 2577 as a replacement for last generation armor systems currently in use such as the M89 and M98 Powered Armor Systems. Like the EGP-03/05, the Series II features technologies from the ARS, such as an Augmented Reaction Mode, a modified BLADE System, and is also compatible to the EX-Gear system in variable crafts. The EX-Gear also marked a shift for UCR combat armor development, as now all subtypes can be deployed from and stored inside the modified BLADE system, eliminating the need for traditional armor assembly.
EX-Gear EGP-05/01X - PrototypeEdit
The EGP-05/01 is a batch of 10 suits, all using the ARS body as a base with different components of the Series II suits for research and development purposes for each future variant of the Series II. The EGP-05/01X prototypes was succeeded by the 05/01A1 production variant and it's subtypes for mainline use.
EX-Gear EGP-05/01A1 - Production versionEdit
The EGP-05/01A1 is the mainline production version that first entered service sometime in 2580 as a replacement for both the M88 and M89 power armors and as a supplement to the small amount of ARS units currently in use with the UCR. The 01A1 line is separated in three different variants. Special Forces (EGP-05/01A1-SF) for Spec Ops and Commandos, the scaled down Aviation (EGP-05/01A1-Av) and Infantry (EGP-05/01A1-INF) variants for pilots and ground troops respectively. Performance wise the Special Forces version are equal to the current ARS Mk.IIs.
EX-Gear EGP-05/02 - Command unitsEdit