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Ballistic Equipment & Space Patrol Armory

BESPA logo

Ballistic Equipment & Space Patrol Armory (弾道研究と宇宙偵察部隊本部, Dandō Kenkyū to Uchū Teisatsu Butai Honbu)

Appearances

Anime

Data

Purpose Mobile Weapons Developer
Independent Faction No
Allies
Mobile Weapons and Workers

The Ballistic Equipment & Space Patrol Armory, or simply BESPA (ベスパ), is the name of the Zanscare imperial army. Originally the Side 2 branch of the Earth Federation's very own MS development think-tank, the SNRI.

History

BESPA was established simultaneously following the founding of the Side 2 movement initiated by the Zanscare Empire. The SNRI Side 2 branch was forcibly occupied and personnel and research facilities were requisitioned to provide the mobile weapons for the small nation; as the Earth Federation had fallen on hard times, the new BESPA weapons allowed them to more than handle the EF's outmoded weaponry.

Basic branches

  • Yellow Jacket
  • Pippiniden Company
  • Gadarl Corps
  • Keilas Guilie Fleet
  • Zugan Fleet
  • Motorad Fleet
  • Local Guard Division
  • Tassilo Fleet

Trivia

The acronym of "BESPA" is taken from the Italian word "vespa", meaning "wasp"; see BESPA logo, "Yellow Jacket" branch, etc. It is something of a pun, as Japanese uses the same sound for the B and V sounds of other languages.


Universal Century Nations and Factions
Earth Federation
Earth Federation Forces | Titans | New Desides | Londo Bell | ECOAS | Phantom Sweep Corps | Federation Survey Service | League Militaire | Man Hunting Attachment
Zeon
Autonomous Republic of Munzo | Principality of Zeon | Axis Zeon | Neo Zeon | Glemy Faction | Republic of Zeon | Delaz Fleet | Mars Zeon/Oldsmobile | ReZeon | Midnight Fenrir Corps | Chimera Corps | Invisible Knights
Anti-Earth Federation Movements
Anti Earth Union Group | Karaba | Mufti
Other
Crossbone Vanguard | Cosmo Babylonia | Jupiter Empire | Jupiter Energy Fleet | Riah Republic | Zanscare Empire/BESPA | Congress of Settlement Nations | Metatron/Zi Zeon
Non-Governmental Organizations
Anaheim Electronics | Buch Concern | Colony Public Corporation | Hervic Company | SNRI | Flanagan Institute | Minovsky Physics Society | MIP | Newtype Research Institute | Vist Foundation | Zimmad | Zeonic | List of Universal Century companies

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