Neptune Base was special military research and development division of the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF). Considered The “skunkworks” of the REF, the latest innovations in Robotechnology and biomechanical theory were put through their paces. Scientists and engineers assigned to the Neptune Base were on the cutting edge of expanding mankind’s technical horizons, as well as providing the REF with the most advanced weaponry to defend Earth’s interests. The weapons of the battlegroups and task forces of Neptune Base were the most advanced and dangerous in the REF. One of their more notable combat innovations during the Third Robotech War was the destabilizer beam weapon, which broke down the barrier shield of Invid Hives.