It is the
year 1999. Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have
started appearing with disturbing regularity in the night
skies. Reports of violent human abductions and horrific
experimentation has struck terror into the hearts of
millions. Mass public hysteria has only served to expose
Earth's impotence against a vastly superior
countries have attempted to deal independently with the
aliens. In August 1998, Japan established an anti-alien
combat force; the Kiryu-Kai. Equipped with Japanese-made
fighter aircraft, the Kiryu-Kai certainly looked like a
powerful force. However, after 5 months of expensive
operations they had yet to intercept their first UFO. The
lesson was clear: this was a worldwide problem which
could not be dealt with by individual countries.
December 11, 1998, representatives from the world's
most economically powerful countries gathered secretly in
Geneva. After much debate, the decision was made to
establish a covert independent body to combat,
investigate and defeat the alien threat. This
organization would be equipped with the world's
finest pilots, soldiers, scientists and engineers,
working together as one multi-national force.
organization was named the ExtraterrestrialCombat Unit.