Arasaka Securities International has a strong presence in Central and South America, most notably in Brazil, where they have completely replaced the Military and Police forces in the country.  In other countries they are frequently contracted to provide security for corporate holdings and small towns.  Since their take-over of Amazon Securities, they are now the single largest private army in the region, and their influence in the America's spreads from Canada to Argentina. 

As a corporation, Arasaka uses its combat personnel not only for security and operations, but also to test and advertise their latest weapons and gear.  As such, their equipment will be generally superior in both form and function to that of the United States Armed Forces or the EDF, and
far and away better than that of other military forces.  In any situation possible, Arasaka will us their own weapons, equipment, and vehicles for all things.  In the event this is not possible, they will use gear produced by Japanese corporations they have close ties to, such as Mitsubishi or Sony.   In the case of weapons and standard issue equipment other than the uniform, it is quite common to see a more diverse assortment than the general issue, as older weapons in circulation among the standard Combat Personnel are often kept in lieu of new issue.  Arasaka allows this as it saves on costs of having to re-equip every trooper every time they want to show off their latest tech. 

If a corporation or private party signs a contract with Arasaka for security, the troops assigned to that post will be equipped with whatever was standard issue at the time of contract inception.   C
ombat Personnel guarding Arasaka property will always be issued the latest tech (which at the moment is shown here), and upgraded regularly.  If corporations or individuals with security contracts desire, their Arasaka troops can be upgraded regularly as well, but it will be at the corporations cost.  In the case of government contracted military or police duty (such as in Brazil or Mexico), Arasaka troops will be issued the standard issue gear, also upgradable at the cost of the contractor.  Alternatively, employees themselves may upgrade their gear (within assignment regulations, for example no ORC armor for guarding a mall) for half price, deductible from their salary.  Its a good draw, but alternatively any employee caught using a competitors gear while on duty or in Uniform will have their employment terminated. 

Arasaka's South American headquarters are located in Rio De Janeiro Brazil, and they have major offices in Mexico City Mexico, Panama City Panama, Buenos Aries Argentina, Cartegena Colombia, and minor offices scattered throughout central and South America.






For more information on the Arasaka Armed Forces in the world of Cyberpunk 2020, please see the sourcebooks Corporate Report 1, Firestorm Stormfront, Firestorm Shockwave.

(Written by Deric "D" Bernier, images from Ghost In The Shell, GI Joe, Starship Troopers, Matsuo,  Star Wars Chick,  Chris Chulamanis (AKA FNG USCM) , private prop collectors (special thanks to the members of Mastucorp, Aliens Legacy, the RPF, and BBC), Soldier, Wildstorm, Metal Men, Star Wars, and Deric "D" Bernier.)