The First Order’s battering ram cannon miniaturizes the Death Star’s deadly superlaser, transplanting it into a cylindrical housing that can be airlifted to a planet’s surface and used to blast through any barrier. The First Order uses this deadly siege cannon on Crait, towing it across the salt plains with AT-HH tug walkers.
The New Republic’s rise reduced the once-mighty Empire to a rump state hemmed in by strict disarmament treaties and punishing reparations. But in the galaxy’s Unknown Regions, former Imperial officers, nobles and technologists plotted a return to power, building fleets and armies in secret. This movement became the First Order, ruled by Supreme Leader Snoke, and is now ready to reclaim the Imperial legacy.