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Hannibal Weapon Systems

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"Power unleashed in the face of adversity"
— Hannibal Weapon Systems's motto[1]
The logo of Hannibal Weapon Systems.

Hannibal Weapon Systems (HWS) is a human ordnance and matériel manufacturer based in the industrial township of Kotka, Pori on New Carthage.[2] The corporation often manufactures matériel for the United Nations Space Command, specializing in security technology development, small arms, and recently MJOLNIR armor.[3]


Although Hannibal Weapon Systems generally specialized in security technology development and small arms, HWS now primarily focuses on the manufacturing of Mjolnir armor systems. The corporation has recently begun working with the United Nations Space Command to produce prototype upgrades to various vehicle systems, including the M820 Scorpion and HRUNTING/YGGDRASIL Mark IX Mantis.[3]

In 2555, shortly after Vestol Corporation's extant assets were liquidated, Hannibal Weapon Systems acquired production rights to Vestol's ROGUE-class Mjolnir.[4] In 2556, Hannibal Weapon Systems was "Flagged for Review" by the UNSC Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence after the terrorist attack on Sedra.[5]



Vehicle variants[edit]



The company had facilities in the following locations:

Planet Location Facility Name/Facility Role Citation
Earth New Mombasa, Kenya [9]
New Carthage Kotka, Pori WG/Facility 93-00/Kotka [10]


  • Just as New Carthage is named after the ancient city of Carthage, Hannibal Weapon Systems is named in reference to Hannibal, an infamous Carthaginian general who is considered one of the greatest military leaders in history. The company's logo references this fact, as it features two elephants in profile with a mountain peak, referencing Hannibal's crossing of the Alps with an army which included war elephants.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo Waypoint - Canon Fodder #106: Outpost Discoveries
  2. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, p. 228
  3. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Close Quarters
  4. ^ a b Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, p. 177
  5. ^ Halo: Nightfall, ONI: Walk the Path
  6. ^ Halo Wars 2: Phoenix Logs - Mantis
  7. ^ Halo Waypoint: Cyclops
  8. ^ Halo 5: Guardians
  9. ^ Halo 2: Anniversary, campaign levels Outskirts and Metropolis
  10. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, p. 147