Strider Technologies is a new face in the crowd. Dedicated to the ideal that modern tech actually can compete with Artifact mechs, they have paced themselves at the forefront of the industry. Their first experimental craft is the X-001 Raven, a jet-powered sled of sorts:
When polled on the subject, leading executives in the Big Three (Largo Initiative, Thortek Industries, and Beta Enterprises) expressed skepticism that such a vehicle could be worthwhile on the battlefield, especially with almost no cover for the pilot. StriderTech responded with a demonstration, showing that even a low-ranking DimTrooper in the Imperial Armed Forces could pilot the vehicle with sufficiently deadly results:
StriderTech has received an order from the IAF for a decent-sized fleet of the Raven jet-sled, and has announced that it intends to reveal several new weapons of warfare by the end of the month.