The Starguard are the Marines of the Terran Federation. Like the marines of the 20th Century USA, the Marines are officially part of the Navy and are stationed on starships and Federation starbases. Starguard troopers are highly trained and educated; they operate in small units and have a high degree of individual initiative and autonomy. The regulars are equipped with laser rifles, multi-visors and jump jets.
The Starguard Marines
The mobile infantry troopers of the Starguard wear an armored exoskeleton energized by tiny nuclear motors which enable the wearer to multiply his strength by ten and protects him from most weapons effects. In addition to communications, sensors and radar fire control gear, the suit has a laser pistol built into the left gauntlet. A plasma gun and Y-Rack launcher are carried externally.