The facility's personnel designed and tested the Scout and Recon variants of Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor/Mark VI. Previously, the facility had jointly developed the Operator variant of Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor/Mark V with Chalybs Defense Solutions.[note 1]
- Facility B5D is also the name of a Bungie.net group and separate forum. The group is based around the Recon armor permutation, but participates and organizes other events not about Recon.
- It is possible that this facility is a subtle reference to the Australian Special Air Service Regiment, an elite group dedicated to reconnaissance and counterterror operations.
- ↑ According to the Armory in Halo: Reach, the Operator armor was developed at the Beta-5 Division Ordnance Testing Facility. According to Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, the armor was developed by Chalybs Defense Solutions and was tested at Chalybs' Testing Preserve. The article assumes that the two organizations jointly developed the armor.