MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor [GEN3]
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Early history and development
Although the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor (GEN2) meant a radical simplification of the Mjolnir platform, to the point it could be mass-produced, some in the Spartan Operations branch were dissatisfied with its minimal performance improvement over the old GEN1 systems. By that reason, the UNSC decided to manufacture the next generation of Mjolnir armors.
Around October 17, 2558, the Mark VII was used as the testbed for the [GEN3] improvements, but it remained uncertain if manufacturers would adopt the standards and cost accounting by the Unified Earth Government.
On February 10, 2559, four months after the rise of Cortana and the Created, the Materials Group manufactured the [GEN3] armor.The Swords of Sanghelios too are involve in the manufacture of GEN3 armors like the GEN3 Anubis which they built in their assembly forges. On October 7, 2559, John-117 and Blue Team were deployed on a covert mission to CASTLE Base using GEN3 armor. Several months later on May 28, 2560, the armor was used by John-117 during a conflict on Installation 07.
Design and features
The conceptual design framework incorporates lessons from the MJOLNIR [GEN2] line of Mjolnir, while also using performance and higher levels of protection given by the MJOLNIR [GEN1] line of Mjolnir.
The GEN3 armor used by the Master Chief in 2559 looks aesthetically similar to a MJOLNIR [GEN1] Mark IV armor variant used by some SPARTAN-II commandos during Operation: WARM BLANKET, while the helmet shares similarities with the MJOLNIR [GEN1] Mark VI helmet he used during the last months of the Human-Covenant War.
Armor variants and upgrades
The following is a list of major variants of the GEN3 platform.
The following is a list of armor accessories and modules compatible with GEN3 platform.
The armor system is built to support a variety of attachments and equipment which increases the level of combat effectiveness. Some of them have been reverse-engineered from Covenant technology.
In Discover Hope, while John-117's armor BIOS is activating, a line in the HUD reads "Preparing A.I. Intrusion countermeasures". This is likely to prevent AI intrusion following the rise of the Created.
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