The ν Gundam is one of the most advanced mobile suits of its time during the Second Neo Zeon War in U.C. 0093, together with Char Aznable's MSN-04 Sazabi, the suit is used by Amuro Ray who also came up with its basic design. It was manufactured at Anaheim Electronics' Von Braun plant and completed in a short period of time (about three months) under the supervision of chief engineer October Saran. Its design is based on the average value of specifications of each successive generations of Gundam-type units from the original Gundam to the ΖΖ Gundam, and updated with state-of-the-art technologies introduced at the time. The operating data obtained from the ARX-014P Silver Bullet (Funnel Test Type) and the YRA-90A μ Gundam were also used in its development.