The successor to the W2701, the Ketsurui Fleet Yards Ke-M2-W2901 Aether Beam Rifle uses a spatial distortion to release condensed potentials from the aether in a coherent phased beam. Because of the subspace effects of beam, it naturally pierces distortion-based shields. The weapon's range can be reduced to proportionally increase power and output duration, giving the rifle the ability to also function as a sword. The rifle has a long, thin sword-like shape with a pistol grip and a bullpup-style butt housing the battery magazine. Entered service YE 29
A secondary weapon built into the Aether Beam Rifle, the Phased Pulse Rifle is the integrated equivalent of a Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 30
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There is a song named after aether sabers on the album Star Army OST: Volume 1.