The H-8 Global Defender is a hybrid aerospace fighter developed for the Earth Space Defense.
The Global Defender is equipped with hybrid anti-gravity fusion drives that are used for rapid acceleration in space. The Global Defender is armed with two underwing rapid-fire blaster cannons similar to the Attacker. Moreover, the aircraft seems to have a built-in life support system integrated into the fighter which allows a pilot to breathe without the use of a oxygen mask.
The Global Defender was originally equipped with deflector shields that was scrapped from the final design due to the shields drains energy from the fusion drive and creating more drag during atmospheric flight.
In 1999, the ESD experiment with integrating alien shield technology into an F-22 Raptor that would became the foundation for the development of Hybrid Fighters. The H-8 Global Defender was first introduced in August 2014.
The Global Defender was the mainstay of Legacy Squadron.