CONCORD's Directive Enforcement Department became concerned early in the Drifter Crisis that its inventory of ships could no longer meet its needs. The CONCORD Aerospace division therefore embarked on its "Force Majeure Program" to develop enhanced variants. While CONCORD Aerospace successfully upgraded DED's stable of vessels with hyper-advanced technology, the program became a severe drain on CONCORD's resources. Consequently, the Inner Circle authorized a limited release of CONCORD Aerospace's designs, stripped of CONCORD's advanced rapid-deployment and electronic warfare suites. The division was established as a subsidiary corporation to facilitate the release of these designs to the capsuleer market via authorized dealers.