Null-field projectors are relatively new weapons designed by the Alliance during the Alliance-Syndicate War. They are installed on some, but not all, Alliance capital ships, such as battle cruisers and battleships. The projectors themselves are massive, squat devices which bear some resemblance, at least in John Geary's mind, to a giant troll resting on its haunches. When employed in battle, null-field projectors produce a massive glowing ball (the null field) which, when it impacts a target, temporarily nullifies the forces binding atoms and matter together. Portions of ships, and the crews within, simply fall apart. Null-field projectors have a very limited range, and cannot be used within a major gravity well, as the presence of the gravity well will prevent the null field from charging. This effectively prohibits the use of null-fields on planetary targets.