Author: Dr1ft3r0I PM
Tau Ceti has been lost, and the survivors taken home to Earth. But the shadow agents of The Company are everywhere, and the next strike to the hearts of the U.S.D.F. may very well be in their own backyard. The battle for home will soon begin.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 22 - Words: 29,511 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 05-05-13 - Published: 04-01-12 - id: 7979786
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Tactical Files, Compiled and Abridged, Data-stream #1
Driftech: Founded in the mid twenty first century, Driftech quickly established itself as a worthy competitor to both Weyland Industries and the Yutani Corporation. At first, the company focused on military projects, the now moth-balled Temporal Manipulation Project being its most well-known. However, in 2126, advances in quantum technology allowed for near instantaneous travel between the stars, as well as reduced travel time for existing ships. The Quantum Gate and Deep Space Aperture Drives, respectively, propelled the company onto the galactic market.
While Driftech makes no terraforming claims, the products, many military in nature, are renowned for their superior quality. In a weapons test for the United States Army and for NATO forces, the M38 series of pulse rifles outperformed Weyland-Yutani's M41 pulse rifles in all tests, including acid resistance. The M7 Urban Plasma Rifle is another well-known product exclusive to the U.S. Army.
In terms of protection, Driftech has always been known for their love-or passion, and to some, obsession,-of powered armor. While the first models were remarkable in the fact that they worked, their real successes were in their Reflex series of armor. Besides a full body flex-carbon body suit, a layer of impact absorbing gel, and a carbon nano-weave, Reflex armor is admired for its synthetic muscle fiber bundles in key joints, providing the soldier with increased survivability through dodging. That and Driftech is regarded as experts in the art of on the field modifications and adaptability. Which is why their armor is highly customizable to suit mission needs in the ever-changing world of modern combat.
M38 Pulse Rifle: The workhorse of NATO and the U.S. Army for over twenty years, the M38 Individual Combat System is not so much a radical gun as it is reliable. With a barrel length of sixteen inches, the weapon in theory is not suited for use as an assault rifle; the main difference between it and the M41 series is that along the barrel are a pair of magnetic rails, capable of sending the weapon's 10x30mm Semi-Armor Piercing High Explosive [SAPHE] rounds at increased ranges with greatly improved accuracy.
While built similar to the M41, the M38 has several key differences. First, the M38 is an accurate rifle, even without the magnetic rails. Second, weight. While the M38 has magnetic rails, the rails are made of a ferric compound that is relatively lightweight, saving the load born by the soldier. Also, while the M41 is capable of firing 30mm grenades with carrying accuracy and distance, the M38 fires 20mm High Explosive, Low Impact grenades with pinpoint accuracy at ranges up to five hundred yards. Finally, the M38 is fully capable of taking on the more exotic strains of the Archeron Xenomorph.
M65/B Tactical Assault Gun: Driftech's answer to Weyland-Yutani's M56 and M57 Smart-guns, the M65/B is the latest in Driftech's long line of high performance weaponry. A gas operated, belt fed machine gun, the Tactical Assault Gun [TAG] fires a four hundred 14.5x95mm drum magazine at a rate of nearly two thousand rounds per minute. While the rounds are not self-guided, they are typically mass reactive are quite effective on many flesh and blood targets, as well as lightly armored vehicles. The TAG is fully capable of mounting an M98/B Motion and Elevation Tracker on it a pair of side rails.
Xenomorph-Drone: The basic unit of any xenomorph hive, the drone performs many tasks that would be translated as menial labor. These tasks range from bringing in hosts, expanding the living areas of the hive, and otherwise maintaining the overall health of their colony. Drones are only slighter stronger than the average human, and are slightly smaller as well. Physically, they are easier to kill than the warrior class, but can still be dangerous with their natural weaponry of tooth, nail, and tail.
Xenomorph-Warrior: Highly aggressive, warriors are often compared to the U.S. Marines of old; tempermental, dangerous, and very tough to get rid of. Twice as strong as a normal human, warriors kill first and harvest hosts later. Often, warriors are used to get rid of any resistant fighters in any nearby civilized area, and they will defend the hive until the intruders have been eliminated, or they are dead. Relatively easy to kill, with come learning and strategy capacity.
This is the first in a series of filler sections I'll have for the story. This will provide a bit of extra backstory and info for the clueless among us. And yes, I will soon be working on this story some more. And if you have an original character you want to see in the story, PM me. Give me name, occupation (Marine, Soldier, Employee[job title optional], age, gender, and personality. But be warned, I will NOT accept Yautja OCs; I want this to be a strictly Aliens fanfic. And there will be many types of alien, including the all-new Crusher from 'Colonial Marines,' plus a few Runners and others from AVP: Extinction. As to what will appear, there was a clue in chapter two. Finally, reviews are welcome! Thanks for reading, and stow the incinerator units marines!