Thermal Energy Weapons are weapons that utilize the power of superheated energy for combat purposes. The weaponry is very similar to plasma weapons, though it does not turn into another form of matter during usage; i.e. plasma. Currently, this technology is used extensively by the Hurian Federation. Such weapons as the E-24 Thermal Assault Rifle and TEG-78 Flamegun are classed as thermal energy weapons. The Enyiazu EA-21 Mamba Stealth Fighter is equipped with thermal repeaters, and the Iron Behemoth battlewalkers utilize the heavy variants of thermal energy weapons as their main weapons. Thermal energy weaponry has been seen by Hurian military commanders as a cheap and affordable way to fight wars, as costly and bulky ammunition are no longer needed.