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History of the Mecha Branch

2340: The Battle Mechanized Enhanced Combat Heavy Armor project (Battle M.E.C.H.A.) was proposed.

2344: The Khitomer Accords is held, which ensures the lasting peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. As a show of good faith in the accord the Starfleet Marine Corps (SFMC) suspends several projects, of which the Battle M.E.C.H.A. project was one.

2355: The Battle M.E.C.H.A. project is removed from suspended status and begins anew. The first unit design was completed and 25 mecha were produced.

2365: The Fokker Research Facility is established at New Macross on Mars in the Sol system of the United Federation of Planets. As part of the facility a training center is also established to teach marines to pilot the units.

2366: The Mecha Branch participates in "Operation Hammer."

2367: The Mecha Branch becomes an official division within the Starfleet Marine Corps.