Aegis Dynamics is a Human spacecraft manufacturer based on Cestulus (Davien II). Because it manufactured a majority of the military ships used by the United Empire of Earth (UEE) during the Messer Era (2546-2792), the company became synonymous with the fascist regime of the time. After the fall of the Messers in 2792, Aegis Dynamics faced massive public backlash; losing its military contracts, suffering massive layoffs and internal restructuring. Relegated to producing parts, the company avoided bankruptcy when civilian sales jumped on the redesigned Retaliator bomber. Today, the company is a major manufacturer of both civilian and military crafts.