Unlike most remote weapons Iron Defender Bits are defensive bits, capable of protecting against conventional and beam weapons. If needed, they can serve as a rudimentary remote melee weapon.
Technology & Combat CharacteristicsEdit
Though originally meant for offence, during development it was theorised that with enough bits and a sufficiently powerful processing system a mobile suit could be protected by a constantly shifting dynamic shield. Though it may not be the most powerful defensive technology yet, the defender bits represent a significant step in development.