Hoersch-Kessel Drive Inc., sometimes simply known as Hoersch-Kessel Drive, was a starship manufacturing company. They produced the Lucrehulk-class LH-3210 cargo freighter, which was used in the Trade Federation's commercial fleet. When the Neimoidians in control of the Federation began secretly building up their armed forces for the Invasion of Naboo, there first priority was to convert the cargo freighters into Droid Control Ships and Trade Federation Battleships, which they then went onto to use in the Clone Wars as part of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Another of Hoersch-Kessel's products that saw use in the Clone Wars was the Munificent-class star frigate, which was used as a warship and communications vessel by the Intergalactic Banking Clan, another member of the Confederacy.
Behind the scenesEdit
Hoersch-Kessel Drive Inc. was first mentioned, as Hoersch-Kessel Drive, Inc., in the Star Wars Sourcebook, a Star Wars Legends supplement for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game written by Bill Slavicsek and Curtis Smith for West End Games and released in 1987. The company was confirmed to be canon by the reference book Ultimate Star Wars, which was released in 2015.
- Before the Awakening (Mentioned only)
- Ultimate Star Wars (First mentioned)