AMG Transport Dynamics
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AMG Transport Dynamics, also referred to as Asklon, is a vehicle manufacturing company. It is based in Crisium City, Naniwa, on Luna. AMG has contracts for light-armored vehicles for the UNSC Army, Navy, and Marine Corps as well as other vehicles used throughout human space. The company also makes numerous civilian vehicles such as the Capri and the Hog.
AMG Transport Dynamics designed the first prototype of the M12 Warthog, the Z-12, was designed in 2319. The company initiated a well-crafted advertising campaign and formed a skilled engineering team to showcase the Z-12 prototype's abilities in the unpopulated outlands of Mars and Luna. AMG claimed that the Z-12 could "go anywhere and do anything". In the first eight months of the Z-12's existence, AMG received over three dozen exclusivity contracts; the largest and most profitable of these contracts came from the Colonial Military Authority. AMG secured the deal with the CMA in 2321 to meet most of the organization's land-based transportation needs. The Z-12 was then redesignated the M12 Warthog. Coming into service with the UNSC, the Warthog became the most popular military all-terrain vehicle. However, AMG's Mongoose and Civet vehicle lines trailed closely behind.
In 2483, AMG Transport Dynamics began to manufacture lightly armored all-terrain vehicles for the UNSC. AMG produced seventeen different versions of the "Mongoose" line, with the most recent model being the M274. In 2523, a rebellion broke out on Andesia. The widespread insurgency eventually reached the heavily defended AMG Transport Dynamics facilities in the capital city of Noctus. AMG's facility in New Mombasa, Kenya, on Earth was raided by the Covenant during their invasion of the city on October 20. 2552. It was destroyed when the Covenant glassed the city the following day.
AMG's facility in Andesia's capital city of Noctus was involved with the Spartan branch and "CMMD GRP SEC 3" specifically. In 2556, AMG was "flagged for review" by the Office of Naval Intelligence after the Sedra terrorist attack.
The company had facilities in the following cities and locations:
AMG Transport Dynamics has a motorsports division, currently managed by Erik Burch. The motorsports division routinely dominates humanity's high-stakes league of interstellar motorsports. The division has a notable time-honored tradition for improving upon their engineering capabilities through competition. The motorsports division has produced prototypes and models, such as the dynamic and durable RallyHog, that have earned class victories in both the New Carthage Sprint Series and 24 Hours of Quezon. Burch attempted to launch Project: HOGSTICKER, a project to create a Warthog with blamite-afterburners, but the project was denied funding by Special Projects Director Tyse Jenkins, who found it to be an outlandish idea.
The name of "Asklon" is derived from the words "Ass clown". The sign on the Tterrab Industries building seen in the level Metropolis in Halo 2 originally read "Askloun". The name was slightly altered in Halo 3: ODST.
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