After a severe army-kicking by the small fuzzy creatures that make up the population of Endor, lawsuits were thrown around by the empire citing Kuat Drive Yards with providing inefficient armor plating against sideways logs attacks.
As a response, Kuat Drive Yards produced the AT-AEW as a direct "Up yours" to the empire's lack of accountability on Endor.
With heavier armor plating, sleeker cockpit design, and sensory array to detect movement in the blind spots of the cockpit, the AT-AEW is a newer, heavier, and overall more durable AT-ST.
Speed build for FTBT's Star Wars Evolved contest!
Only found out about it yesterday morning, so spent all afternoon cranking on this bad boy.