The H-8 Global Defender is a hybrid aerospace fighter that was developed by 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. However, this drains energy from the fusion drive and creates more drag during atmospheric flight.
The H-8 Global Defender was first introduced in August 2014. The ESD built it after successfully identifying anti-gravity components in the Attacker used in the War of 1996 granting the craft highly maneuverable VTOL abilities.
The Global Defender was the mainstay of Legacy Squadron.