On the galactic front lines, where Federation resources are stretched to breaking point, it has become vital to keep casualties to a minimum. Armoured hardsuits are now widely used in many uncertain situations from routine patrols to combat operations.
Some of the most popular examples come from BBBCS, who have built a reputation for combining maximum troop protection with powerful weaponary at a price point that even the all-powerful Federation accountancy department can't object to. Their latest model, the Iron Monkey, is easy to pilot, fast and fuel efficient to deliver even greater savings.
This is just the latest in a long line of models that included the ever popular Defender. Despite its age, it is still popular with Federation troops. Although it is now being phased out, there are still many in active service.