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Global Armaments
General information
Classification Corporation
Affiliation and corporate information
Affiliations Couger
MSAC International
Specialty High AP, heavy parts.
Products NEXTs
Heavy Weapons
Known employees Anatolia's Mercenary
Enrique Elkano
May Greenfield
Menno Ruh
Unite Mons
Eras present National Dismantlement War
Lynx War
Economic War
Real world information
Appearances Armored Core 4
Armored Core: For Answer

Global Armaments (GA), also known as Global Armaments America (GA America), is the world's largest corporation, centered around the economic hub of the Pacific Rim. An advocate of standard military company, their products have gained much praise due to their power and reliability in battle.


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While Global Armaments has stakes in Algebra for rations and the Interior Union for fossil fuels, they are not on good terms with Torus due to the sequence of events separating them from the former GAE.

GA America is a manufacturer of high AP, heavy parts. Their weapons are characteristically heavy, with high ammunition capacity. They fire live ammunition, and feature quite high Attack Power ratings. Their GANO NSS line of products were developed to help average pilots develop top NEXT piloting capabilities.

Couger and MSAC International are complete subsidiaries of GA.

GA designs parts as sets for a frame rather than individually. The longest part of this process is coming up with the concept early on in development, which typically takes several months. Weapons and stabilizers can then be made quickly thanks to the data the data gained from the finished frame. These can be made in a minimum of one day.[1]

Parts have also been made in collaborations with Arisawa Heavy Industries such as the RAIDEN-L.[1]


Global Armaments was a powerful corporation in the United States, Japan, China, the Philippines, and Australia during the waning years of the sovereign nations. They used this massive base of influence to grab huge amounts of power during and after the National Dismantlement War.

Armored Core 4[]

GA is the primary sponsor of Anatolia's Mercenary throughout Armored Core 4, and they lean on him heavily during the Lynx War.

GA is in a deep rivalry with Bernard and Felix Foundation throughout this period, with an increasing number of skirmishes occurring between the two in the months leading up the to the Lynx War. Their relationship with the Rayleonard Group by this time is also growing unstable, as Rayleonard subsidiary Akva Vit is making attempts to take over the corporation's European branch.

Eventually, GA Europe decides to sever relations with the American parent group, and attempts to join Akva Vit and Rayleonard. Their most important base of research and development, the Heide Arsenal, is raided by Anatolia's Mercenary under orders from GA America, which results in heavy damage to a number of advanced weapons platforms, including the platforms designed to carry the Sol Dios cannons. In the wake of this attack, Rayleonard and GA declare war on each other, starting the Lynx War.

BFF also interferes with GA operations in Europe during this time, which leads to the two companies primarily engaging each other during the first stage of the Lynx War (Chapter 4 of AC4). GA emerges victorious from this stage of the war after Anatolia's Mercenary takes out BFF lead LINX Mary Shelley, and BFF's sea-borne headquarters.

Shortly afterwards, the Rayleonard Group attacks Anatolia with experimental Kojima Weapons, although Anatolia's Mercenary is able to defeat them before serious damage is done. GA turns its attention to Rayleonard during stage two of the war (Chapter 5 of AC4), aligning itself with the Rosenthal/Omer group in the process. GA is also able to acquire the services of Joshua O'Brien, Anatolia's Mercenary's friend/rival, for a number of missions against Rayleonard. After Anatolia's Mercenary, alongside Rosenthal's Leonhardt Omer's Mido Auriel, takes out Rayleonard's elite NEXT squadron, he is then sent by GA to take out Rayleonard's base of operations in Canada, which causes GA to emerge as one of the victors of the Lynx War, becoming the dominant corporation over the entire planet.

Armored Core: For Answer[]

Unfortunately for GA, it is unable to maintain that power inside The League of Ruling Companies, which is quickly hijacked by Omer Science Technology. Therefore, GA begins operating independently of the League, only utilizing the group when it's beneficial to them. In their operations, they often ally with BFF, whom they rebuilt after the Lynx War. Their mission requests most often involve actions aimed against Torus, who as a successor to both GAE and Akva Vit, are regarded as the biggest liability to GA's continued dominance.

They would eventually return to full League membership when ORCA emerged as a serious threat to the continued corporate dominance. Their massive military infrastructure, alongside their contingent of NEXTs, lead by the LYNX Roadie, would play a critical role in the course of the war, with Roadie being personally involved in two of the Chapter 4 arcs.

Lynx Employed (Lynx, NEXT)[]

Lynx Name Next Name Rank Original Current Status Appearances
Anatolia's Mercenary (Former) Player's choice (AC4), White Glint (AC:FA) 39->9 No Unknown (White Glint was destroyed in Defeat White Glint or Defend Line Ark, but mentioned the Lynx was survived.) AC4, AC:FA
Enrique Elkano Triana 32 No Alive, NEXT designer AC4, AC:FA (Mentioned)
May Greenfield Merrygate 18 No Alive, Consort AC:FA
Menno Ruh Primitive Light 10 Yes KIA, defeated by Anatolia's Mercenary in Internal Purge AC4
Roadie Feedback 36->4 No Unknown (KIA in Destruction Path) AC4, AC:FA
Unite Mons Tyrant 35 No KIA, ambushed and killed by NEXT prototypes at Levanteer Facility. AC4
Strayed (if choosing GA as their main client) Strayed (player's choice) Unknown No Alive AC:FA


NEXT Schematics Made by GA America[]

NEXT Schematics Utilizing GA America Parts[]

Arms Forts[]


Introduced in Armored Core 4[]


Part ID Price Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-H 225,000C 510 910 Shop Heavy part with high defense, especially against ammunition.


Part ID Price Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-C 530,000C 3580 2380 Shop Solid, heavy armor part known for resistance to ammunition.


Part ID Price Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-A 375,000C 3690 2880 Shop A high-end, high-impact, heavyweight part.
GAN01-SS-AL 360,000C 3050 2600 Shop A middleweight SS-A variant. Good for ballistic defense.
GAN01-SS-AW 475,000C 4400 2710 Shop Integrated weapon part with bazookas on both arms.


Part ID Price Leg Type Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-L 370,000C Biped 7490 5390 Shop Heavily armored, stable Biped legs resistant to ammunition.
GAN01-SS-LL 360,000C Biped 5670 5180 Shop An SS-L variant which retains the stability of the original.


Part ID Price Weight EN Output Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-G 595,000C 1385 33288 Shop A super-heavy generator with enormous EN output.
GAN01-SS-GL 575,000C 803 32364 Shop High EN output generator for use with high-impact parts.

Arm Weapons[]

Part ID Price Weapon Type Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-WB 95,000C Bazooka 1968 123 Shop Each blast from this standard bazooka packs real power.
GAN01-SS-WBP 345,000C Bazooka 2736 129 Shop An upgraded bazooka with higher overall firepower.
GAN01-SS-WG 370,000C Gatling Gun 1498 513 Shop A heavyweight gatling gun with power and firing speed.

Introduced in Armored Core: For Answer[]


Part ID Price Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN02-NSS-H 200,000C 483 1033 Shop A re-balanced SUNSHINE part. GA's new standard high level part.


Part ID Price Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN02-NSS-C 200,000C 3135 2387 Shop NEW-SUNSHINE's core part. Often called GA's masterpiece.


Part ID Price Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN02-NSS-A 200,000C 2998 2676 Shop A middleweight arm with increased arm momentum for heavy weapons.


Part ID Price Leg Type Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAEN01-SL-L 300,000C Quadruped 5232 6889 Shop Experimental quad legs for heavy back-mounted weapons.
GAN02-NSS-L 200,000C Biped 5744 4966 Shop Mid-sized biped legs with good capacity. Provides tough protection.


Part ID Price Weight EN Output Unlocked Notes
GAN02-NSS-G 550,000C 2700 34545 Shop Mid-weight part with an emphasis on capacity. More KP output than the SS-GL.

Arm Weapons[]

Part ID Price Weapon Type Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAEN01-SL-WH 150,000C Handgun 344 54 Shop A strengthened upgrade to the classic storable handgun.
GAN01-SS-WD 20,000C Dozar 1295 2 Shop Designed for demolition only. Not suitable for NEXT-to-NEXT combat.
GAN01-SS-WGP 150,000C Gatling Gun 2102 563 Shop A more powerful gatling gun that utilizes a large drum-type magazine.
GAN01-SS-WH.E 100,000C Handgun 126 31 Shop A storable handgun designed as backup weaponry.
GAN02-NSS-WBS 300,000C Spread Bazooka 2318 172 Shop A versatile bazooka that shoots a spread of missiles.
GAN02-NSS-WR 100,000C Rifle 1296 64 Shop A standard GA rifle with an emphasis on magazine size. Very stable.

Back Weapons[]

Part ID Price Weapon Type Weight EN Cost Unlocked Notes
GAN01-SS-GC 300,000C Gatling Cannon 2018 594 Shop Super heavyweight gatling gun with an overwhelmingly large magazine.


Corporation color set[]


  • Main: 122/114/93
  • Sub: 33/32/30
  • Support: 80/78/64
  • Optional: 80/78/64
  • Joint: 80/78/64
  • Device: 145/138/125
  • Eye: 185/0/0




  1. 1.0 1.1 Armored Core: A New Order of "NEXT", page 23