Human (Tau'ri) Technology
The technology of the Tau’ri, while initially crude compared to that of the Ancients, Asgard, Ori, and even Goa’uld, is still far more advanced when compared to the level of technology found on most planets throughout both the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies. Much like the Goa’uld, the Tau’ri have scavenged and adapted the technologies of other races for their own use, advancing at an astonishing pace. With the discovery of Atlantis and the knowledge gifted to them by the Asgard, Earth’s technology has continued to leap forward. Now possessing the combined knowledge of both the Asgard and the Ancients, the Tau’ri possess some of the most advanced technology in the universe.
F-302 Fighter Interceptor
The F-302 fighter-interceptor is the production model of the X-302 hyperspace fighter, an air and space superiority vehicle operated by the United States Air Force, the Russian Federation and possibly the People’s Republic of China. It became Earth’s first space-worthy fighter-interceptor. The Prometheus and Daedalus-class series of warships carry one and two squadrons of F-302 fighter-interceptors, respectively. They have been used for planetary defense and stationed on off-world at locations such as the Alpha Site on P4X-650, the Gamma Site and Icarus Base. In addition to aerial combat, they are also designed to transport and deploy objects such as satellites into orbit. It has, thus far, proved superiority over both Death Gliders and Wraith Darts mainly due to its missiles, which are more effective in dogfight scenarios than forward firing energy weapons.
BC-304 Daedalus-class warship
The BC-304, also known as the Daedalus-class warship, is a class of deep space carrier built by the Tau’ri, and the most advanced series of vessels in the Tau’ri fleet capable of rivaling even the most powerful alien spaceships. As of 2009, six Daedalus-class warships have been built. These 304s are the Daedalus, Odyssey, Korolev, Apollo, Sun Tzu, and George Hammond. Five are known to be in active service. All but two are operated by the United States Air Force. One 304, the Korolev, was given to the Russian Federation, and subsequently lost in a battle with the Ori, while another 304, the Sun Tzu, is operated by the Chinese Government.
Naquadah generators are advanced reactor units that produce tremendous amounts of clean energy from small amounts of Naquadah (a common mineral but not found in Earth’s solar system). Such a reactor contains enough reactants to generate an explosion of 20 kilotons following an overload, and it has been said that it would take 30 seconds for the generator to overload. Estimating peak power in this case is difficult, since it is unknown if the liberated energies would be solely provided by the build-up phase (in which case the peak power capacity of the reactor could be estimated), or if it would be due to the reaction of all remaining Naquadah, triggered by the initial explosion from the overload. As a result, Naquadah generators can be turned into a powerful bomb, which the Atlantis expedition has implemented as a self-destruct mechanism for the city of Atlantis as a safeguard from the Wraith. If such an explosion occurs, an Electromagnetic pulse is generated (similar to a nuclear explosion).
Mobile Analytic Laboratory Probe (M.A.L.P.)
The Mobile Analytic Laboratory Probe, or M.A.L.P., is a reconnaissance probe employed by Stargate Command and the Atlantis expedition to determine the conditions on the other side of an active wormhole before sending a team through, in order to make sure it’s safe.