Gear Change is a Soviet support power available from the Industrial Plant. It immediately gives $3000 to the player upon activation, but forces all of their Industrial Plant and War Factories' crews to perform equipment maintenance that shuts them down for 60 seconds. As a result, it is only useful for emergency situations.
Note that although Gear Change also disables the Repair Drone support power, the Drakuv support power does not receive the same effect because it is deployed from the Field Bureau.
Unused by the AI.
The Gear Change is first usable in the campaign in the Covert Ops mission Eclipse. For the Soviets, it is first usable in Dragonstorm.