The Explorer Program is an ongoing project by the Gudersnipe Foundation to produce vehicles designed for scientific endeavors, but constructed to the same high specifications as military-grade equipment used by the Crimson Blade. Explorer is primarily geared towards space and sea-going craft, creating hybrid vehicles that can carry out multiple roles. Some basic terrestrial vehicles such as cars and trucks have been produced, but these are mostly simple rebadges with the gun mounts removed. A few aircraft were purpose-built as part of Explorer. Anything designed explicitly for the Explorer program is assigned a "Explorer Type" ID, such as the Explorer Type-49 nuclear submarines used in the early Third Age. The Explorer Program began in the Golden Age and continued all throughout the Alliance era, and was then resumed at the start of the New Day.