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Shinahari-Hispania Industries (WIP)

Shinahari-Hispania Group is a Palmeran multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics corporation headquartered in Capital City, Las Palmeras. Originally Shinahari Heavy Industries, a takeover of the Hispania Shipyards of Spain led Shinahari to be relabeled as Shinahari-Hispania to appeal to a broader market.

Its wide range of products include domestic electronics, robotics, computers and calculators, cameras, aerospace components, air conditioners, tanks, automotive components, utility trucks, hydraulic equipment, mechanical tools, missiles, power generation equipment, ships and space launch rockets. Through its military activities it is among the world's largest defense contractors and the preferred contractor of the Palmeran Armed Forces. Sub-branches include SHHI Shipyard & Machinery Works, SH Electric, SH Electronic Entertainment and SH Heavy Industries.

SSHI's clout in Palmeran politics and it's considerable weight in international trade and affairs have led Las Palmeras itself to be labeled despectively as "LP Inc." by butthurt Rust Belt boomers and several hypocritical tycoons and congressmen of the United States.


The SHC began as a

The Microprocessor Miracle began in 1979; when Shinahari's labs began to catch up on producing quality electronics. Though supposedly Soviet-built production plants aided in certain manufacturing techniques of solding semiconductors and electronics, a completely autoctonous form of producing synthetic diamonds to be used as semiconductors was established.

Military Activity
1969 to 1986- Modernization and/or modification of the T-54/55, T-64, and later the T-72A; designated as the Type 69A/B Medium Tanks, the Type 75 and the Type 86 respectively in several contracts made between 1969 and 1986.

Ergonomics package: Made the autoloader of the T64 "safer" for the crew.

Plus Package: consisted of completely overhauling the electronics and fire control system of older Soviet tanks (and adding a laser rangefinder), adding Infra-Red and Nocturnal vision to the Commander's visor, and also including a motion-sensor device. Though the Type 69A/Bs were later sold anyways.

An upgrade package (sans the laser rangefinder) was offered to and accepted by several African and Middle Eastern countries operating the T-54/55 and T-62 tank series; as it emphasized the morale-boosting comfort of air-conditioning and integrated water storage in hot climates.

1974- Overhauling the avionics of Soviet P-5 anti-ship missiles.

1985- SSHI's computer laboratories were also responsible for upgrading or even replacing the datalink protocol of missiles, radar systems and avionics for our Su-27 fighters once it became clear that technology may have been compromised due to a CIA mole in the USSR.

1986- Milling technology likely meant for submarine blades and software exchange worth billions given to the USSR. Caused a scandal.

1989- SSHI wins a licence to manufacture spare parts for the Su-27, and it also obtains schematics for the Soviet Alfa Class attack submarine. A modified version of the sub made with Russian collusion with an experimental power source is constructed in 1998. The automation of it is upgraded moreso, reducing the crew to 25.

1990- Approval of the Tokko Type 90 Assault Rifle.

1991- Creation of an anti-shipping missile, the Type 91 ASM. Comparable to the USA's Harpoon Block 1D or Russia's Kh-35.

SSHI's major trade partner in civilian sales for decades was the Soviet Union, who was seriously lagging in the IT sector. After 1991 it was made public that a lowly desk jockey assigned to be a tutor in a Siberian refinery, (Name), was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union for discovering a faulty software system in 1982 (the USSR had been goaded by stealing booby-trapped French software by the CIA previously). It bought public attention to the covert information war between the Ministry of State Security and Western intelligence agencies over the defense of SSHI and regular industrial spying.