Agents of STRIKE
Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems
In the past, Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems were considered inferior to Stark Industries in weapon design, often an “also-ran” in defense contracts. But since Stark exited the weapons game in 2008, Hammer has become a major defense contractor for a lot of governments and private military contractors.
They have also attempted to duplicate some of Stark’s own newer designs, trying to replicate powered armor similar to the Iron Man suit for military applications. Their current prototype designs range from being barely functional to cost prohibitive, and have not entered production as a result.
Some of the small arms and explosives used by junior SHIELD field agents are Hammer designs, as they are inexpensive and easy replaceable. The hardware, not the agents.