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.
A young, ruthless officer in the First Order, General Hux has complete confidence in his troops, training methods and weapons. A rival of Kylo Ren’s, Hux eagerly awaits the day when the First Order’s technological innovations will help bring down the hated New Republic and the Resistance, and considers it his destiny to rule the galaxy.
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.