AIR ASSAULT-class Mjolnir

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MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/Air Assault
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Production overview

Manufacturer(s):

Ushuaia Armory (GEN1)[1]
Naphtali Contractor Corporation (GEN2)[2]

Testing site(s):

Siófok Firing Range (GEN1)[1]
Buffalo Breaker Yards (GEN2)[2]
Mindoro (GEN2)[2]

Type:

MJOLNIR (GEN1)

MJOLNIR (GEN2)

Role(s):

Airborne infantry maneuvers

 

AIR ASSAULT-class Mjolnir, also designated as the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor/AA variant, is a MJOLNIR armor variant originally designed by Ushuaia Armory, with the GEN2 version being manufactured by the Naphtali Contractor Corporation.[3]

GEN1 information[edit]

Entered service in 2535; the MJOLNIR/AA variant is exclusive to Army airborne units.

Overview[edit]

The GEN1 Air Assault helmet offers key advantages during airborne deployment scenarios. It has specialized optics that can provide real-time satellite imagery and enemy signature allocation.[1]

Development history[edit]

Air Assault was developed for use by UNSC Army airborne units. It was designed as an improvement to the ODST helmet[4] and was heavily influenced by Ushuaia's previous work on the Marine Corps BDU.[1]

In 2535, after being tested at Ushuaia's Siófok Firing Range, the Air Assault helmet was introduced as a variant of the Mark IV MJOLNIR armor and was also adopted as the standard helmet of the UNSC Army's airborne division. In late 2551, the helmet was upgraded for use with the Mark V MJOLNIR system.[4][1]

After the first wave of GEN2 systems, based on requests of veteran Spartan-II and Spartan-III operatives, the UNSC Ordnance Commission considered reassessing a refined and upgraded version of the Mark V version of this suit. This led to the creation of the INTRUDER-class Mjolnir.[5]

Usage[edit]

Spartan Kat-B320 of NOBLE Team wore a Mark V AA helmet during the Battle of Fumirole[6] and the Fall of Reach.[4] During the Battle of Earth, ONI deployed security personnel with the Air Assault armor to prevent Covenant forces from gaining control of the skyhook defense complexes above Earth and Luna.[7]

GEN2 information[edit]

Primarily used by ONI security personnel on the skyhooks above Earth and Luna.

Overview[edit]

The Air Assault helmet's superficial design remained largely unchanged during the transition from GEN1 to GEN2. The GEN2 Air Assault helmet is equipped with a long range integrated comm network.[2]

The new pauldrons seem to have succeeded the GEN1 FJ/PARA in design and function as they have a low-drag pauldron system. The chest has a locking retrieval brace.[2]

Development history[edit]

After the Human-Covenant War, the Naphtali Contractor Corporation began manufacturing the GEN2 version of the Air Assault helmet, as well as the matching torso armor and shoulder pieces.[2] It was tested in the Buffalo Breaker Yards, and the Cascadian city of Mindoro.[2]

Air Assault met all of the UNSC Ordnance Commission strictures for ground combat.[2]

Usage[edit]

GEN2 Air Assault provides functional support across a number of colonies as well as remotely deployed combat units. This set is also primarily used by ONI security personnel on the skyhooks above Earth and Luna.[2]

The helmet is popular among Spartan fireteam leaders due to its communications system, though Napthali continues to market the helmet to the UNSC Army. Offshoots of the Air Assault armor have also been considered for adoption by unaugmented Delta-Six Division operators, but larger-scale adoption of the system has been hindered by its high cost, with each suit costing as much as a dropship.[8]

In-game information[edit]

Halo: Reach - Gen 1 Mark V variant[edit]

The MJOLNIR/AA variant was developed as an improvement of the venerable ODST helmet.
Base Price: 15,000 cR, Warrant Officer

  • Description: Entered service in 2535; the MJOLNIR/AA varient is exclusive to Army airborne units.

UA/CNM Price: 7,500 cR, Warrant Officer

  • Description: Up-armored varient with command network module

FC-I Price: 5,000 cR, Warrant Officer

  • Description: Command network module-Improved; external hardened uplink. A favorite of Pathfinder units

Halo 4 - Gen 2 variant[edit]

Unlock: Achieve Spartan Rank 11

  • Description: Primarily used by ONI security personnel on the skyhooks above Earth and Luna.

Available skins: VERG (Verge) and VISN (Vision)

Halo 5: Guardians - Gen 2 variant[edit]

This armor set in Halo 5: Guardians permanently has the following

Unlock: Common REQ card

  • Helmet Description: The AIR ASSAULT helmet's long-range comm system makes it popular with Spartan fireteam leaders, but Naphtali also markets this helmet to Army special forces.
  • Body Description: AIR ASSAULT spin-offs were considered for adoption by unaugmented Delta-Six operators, but each suit costs as much as a dropship.

Available skins: Disrupt, Impact, and Specialist
Disrupt Unlock: Uncommon REQ card
Impact Unlock: Rare REQ card
Specialist Unlock: Ultra Rare REQ card

Trivia[edit]

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  • The Air Assault helmet, (especially the GEN2 version), closely resembles the helmets worn by Orbital Drop Shock Troopers in Halo 2. The most prominent similarity is the faceplate, which is much less rounded than the version of the ODST helmet seen in post-Halo 2 media.
  • The GEN2 Air Assault chestplate closely resembles that of the MJOLNIR Mark V, the [B] Variant specifically, and the similar Mark IV variant worn by Gray Team.

Gallery[edit]

Normal Gallery[edit]

Halo 4 Skins[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians Skins[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Halo: The Essential Visual Guide - Page 4
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide - Page 146
  3. ^ Halo 4 - Armory description
  4. ^ a b c Halo: Reach - Armory description
  5. ^ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder 5/6/2016: Noble Intentions
  6. ^ Remember Reach - Deliver Hope
  7. ^ Halo 4 Interactive Guide - Armor Types: Air Assault
  8. ^ Halo 5: Guardians - Armory description