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|“||"Working for the future and you."||„|
|~ ATC Slogan.|
Armacham Technology Corporation (sometimes shortened to ATC) is a company heavily featured in the F.E.A.R. series. They are the secondary antagonists of the series, as they are the ones responsible for the monstrous rage of Alma Wade and the creation of the Replica Forces.
ATC has been in operation since 1964, according to a news report in F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon. A multi-national conglomerate, ATC prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology, with research and development occurring primarily for military applications, including aerospace. Within theirheadquarters, a number of pictures of unconventional aircraft can be seen hung on walls; these include what appears to be a large, two-seat version of anF-22 Raptor with an extended nose flying in formation with a normal one, proving the company works on joint ventures with companies such asBoeing and possibly bought out other military contractors like Lockheed Martin.
Other projects are a huge compound helicopter using rocket boosters, and a space shuttle design similar to the various SSTO spaceplane proposals of the 80s and 90s, such as HOTOL and the X-30 and X-33. They have had military contracts with the United States military since the 1970s, starting with theIcarus project, as well as making smaller computers for infantry used missiles. The corporation also sells high-tech spy satellites, such as its newest version of the Hannibal series, the Hannibal-3 spy satellite.
They have highly-efficient nuclear reactors, working cryogenic suspension technology, cloning technology, and can be extremely unethical with regards to their methods. ATC is interested in the water contamination in the Auburn District due to one of their experiments causing it, sickening the people in the immediate vicinity of the Origin Facility.
Throughout F.E.A.R., the Point Man encounters several of ATC's high-tech designs. Auto-defense gun equipped with heavy machine guns line the ceilings of Armacham's closely-guarded floors, powered armor exoskeletons under Paxton Fettel's control wreak havoc with impunity and shrug off anything weaker than explosive or high-caliber weapons, and Laser-Armed compact UAVs flit in and about the floors checking for intruders.
They have a small army of heavily armed security guards known as the Armacham Technology Corporation security guards, but they are poorly trained and are easily dispatched when up against Replica troops, though this is due to the superhuman abilities of the Replicas. Some security forces travel around in Ford Crown Victoria interceptors and Chevy pick-up trucks that are unarmored.