Weyland-Yutani Commandos

Weyland-Yutani Commandos are a fictional special forces unit in the Alien franchise. They are typically depicted as highly-trained soldiers and operatives of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, a powerful and influential corporation that plays a major role in the series. They are highly trained and skilled in various forms of combat and special operations, and are often sent on dangerous missions to capture or eliminate the Xenomorphs, the franchise’s iconic alien creatures.

Also referred to as “Gorillas” by Colonial Marines due to their ape-like suits, Wey-Yu commandos served as a full-time security force under the wing of the company. In the movie Alien 3, the Weyland-Yutani Commandos are sent to the planet Fiorina 161 to capture a live alien and bring it back to Earth for study and weaponization.

The commandos are often portrayed as ruthless and efficient, with a strong sense of loyalty and devotion to the corporation. They are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to achieve the corporation’s goals and often show little regard for the lives of others, including their own comrades.

A Weyland-Yutani “rescue team” arrives on Fiorina 161 after the company was contacted by Francis Aaron regarding the presence of the Xenomorph, personally accompanied by Michael Bishop. Michael tries to convince Ripley to surrender so that they can extract the queen embryo within her. Ripley chooses to sacrifice herself to prevent the company from obtaining the Xenomorph and jumps into the molten lead. 

Following the events on Fiorina 161 in 2179, Weyland-Yutani terminated its contract, and the single surviving inhabitant was relocated. The remaining functional lead works apparatus was scrapped, and the Fiorina 161 Correctional Unit was closed for an indefinite period.