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BlasTech Industries was an arms manufacturer. It notably produced the E-11 blaster rifle used by the Galactic Empire as well as the DH-17 blaster pistol, A300 Blaster Riffle, and the DL-18 blaster pistol. Ezra Bridger's speeder bike was equipped with twin JB-37 blaster cannons manufactured by BlasTech.[21] BlasTech also manufactured the DL-44 heavy blaster pistol favored by Han Solo.[3]

During the Age of the Empire, BlasTech established a weapons laboratory in the Easthills near the planet Lothal's Capital City.[22] In order to circumvent treaty restrictions on major corporations selling armaments to the First Order, BlasTech jointly spun off a subsidiary with Merr-Sonn Munitions, Inc. to operate within the borders of the First Order. This subsidiary, Sonn-Blas Corporation, manufactured the majority of First Order weaponry. BlasTech also created the EL-16 blaster some time between the Battle of Endor and the rise of the First Order.[3]

Pistols of BlasTech[edit | edit source]

Over the lifespan BlasTech Industries, countless models and designs of blaster pistols were conceived and produced. From the hard hitting DL-44 heavy blaster pistol to the "light" EC-17 hold-out blaster along with countless other models designed for both state-owned and private use. The Automatic DH-17 blaster pistol proved so successful that army[6][23] and navy personnel of both the Alliance and Imperial Military used the model during the Galactic Civil War.[14]

State business[edit | edit source]

State contracts were a major source of revenue for Blastech. Blaster weaponry such as the DC-17 (Clone War),[6] SE-14r (Galactic Civil War)[5] and the SE-44C (First Order–Resistance war),[3] among others, were used extensively during their respective Galactic wars.

Multi-purpose blasters[edit | edit source]

BlasTech industries manufactured and designed several blaster models which could be configured for a number of different roles. The Alliance to Restore the Republic used the A-180 and A280-CFE. Both could be configured into a sniper rifle, assault rifle and blaster pistol.[5]

The DL-44 heavy blaster pistol could be turned into a pistol carbine, with the addition of an extended barrel and a shoulder stock.[8]

The company also sold reconfigurable blasters such as the A-300 blaster rifle, which gave users the option to remove the long air-cooled barrel-shroud and the shoulder stock to allow for greater movement. A collapsing barrel could be pulled out to allow for greater accuracy without the need for previously mentioned heavy barrel. Note that the rifle could not reduced to a pistol.[5]

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