- "My contacts have uncovered a source of Data Fragments abandoned by the Empire's old Advanced Weapons Research division, once directed by Orson Krennic."
- ―Kada Jahr
Advanced Weapons Research, also known as the Imperial weapons division, or Imperial Advance Weapon Development, was an agency of the Galactic Empire responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. It existed within the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order's Imperial Security Bureau.
To ensure the secrecy of the Death Star project, the Imperial weapons division used poison canisters to perpetrate genocide against the Geonosian species. In 2 BBY, the Spectres and Saw Gerrera discovered several of these canisters on Geonosis during a mission to investigate the disappearance of the Geonosians. Sabine Wren recognized the canisters as belonging to the Imperial weapons division.
Under the leadership of Director Orson Krennic, Advanced Weapons Research was responsible for the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. Krennic, however was killed on the planet Scarif during the battle where the Rebel Alliance managed to extract the Death Star plans.
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- "The Voice of the Empire"—Star Wars Insider 170
- Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis" (Mentioned only) (First identified as Imperial Weapons Division)
- Star Wars Rebels – "In the Name of the Rebellion"
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
- Star Wars: Rogue One: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel Adaptation
- Rogue One Adaptation 1
- Rogue One Adaptation 2
- Rogue One Adaptation 3
- Rogue One Adaptation 4
- Rogue One Adaptation 5
- Rogue One Adaptation 6
- Star Wars Battlefront (First appearance) (DLC)
- "Verge of Greatness"—From a Certain Point of View
- Star Wars: Commander (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- (First mentioned)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- ↑ "The Voice of the Empire"—Star Wars Insider 170
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis"
- ↑ The novel Tarkin establishes that the ISB exists under COMPNOR.
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: Death Star Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model