Force Beams are an early development in starship beam armament, developed after lasers but before energy beams. First developed by the Khanate of Orion, the technology was soon duplicated by the Terran Federation, which went on to further refine the weapon and create the Primary Beam. Force Beams are short ranged compared to missile armaments, though this limitation was partially addressed by the development of the Capital Force Beam.

Force Beams cannot penetrate the atmosphere of a planet.