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TAC, short for Tactical, is a category of accessories for use in conjunction with MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor as well as other UNSC infantry armor systems.

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The TAC category encompasses various attachments, which are compatible with the helmet, chest, wrist, and thigh components of the MJOLNIR Mark V and MJOLNIR [GEN3] armors.[1][2]

Usage[edit]

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Known modules[edit]

Helmet attachments[edit]

AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT[edit]

The AN/PZY-990T on the MJOLNIR Mark V [B] helmet.

The AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT optical sensors integrates directly with Mjolnir VISR drivers and intelligence analysis systems to provide real-time situation updates to commanders.[3][Note 1] It resembles a camera, and is typically worn on the right side of the helmet.

PZY-955SSA WILLOW[edit]

The PZY-955SSA on the MJOLNIR Mark V [B] helmet.

Manufactured by Chalybs Defense Solutions and compatible with the CH252 helmet, the PZY-955SSA WILLOW remote sensor is dependable and natively compatible with older UNSC and CMA encoding formats.[4][Note 2] It is typically worn on the right side of the helmet. It can be employed alongside a Command Network Module or a CBRN module.[5][6]

Although it was previously available only to Beta-5 security teams and select Army rapid-reaction forces,[7] it was also employed by Orbital Drop Shock Troopers during Fall of Reach.[8] By 2558, its use was adopted by Spartan-IV personnel employing the Military Police helmet, which also employs an integrated Command Network Module.[7]

Chest configurations[edit]

Liberty Rig[edit]

The Liberty Rig on the Mark VII armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the Liberty Rig is composed of a bandolier and utility packs.[9]

Paradise Rig[edit]

The Paradise Rig on the Mark VII armor.

Manufactured by Emerson Tactical Systems, the Paradise Rig is composed of a gorget up-armor plate, a backup electronics pack, and small field cases. These items are marketed by Emerson to various markets, including the Spartans.[10]

Recon Package[edit]

The Recon Package on the Mark VII armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory and nicknamed "Field Rig Romeo", the Recon Package (also designated as Tactical/Recon)[11] is an arrangement of tactical gear - mostly pouches - worn on the chest.[12]

Sapper Rig[edit]

The Sapper Rig on the Mark V [B] armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the Sapper Rig (also designated as Assault/Sapper)[13] is composed of two bandoliers of high explosives, presumably used by sappers.[14]

T-MAGS[edit]

The T-MAGS on the Mark V [B] armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the T-MAGS (also designated as Tactical/LRP)[15] is a configuration of three magazine pouches carried on long-range patrols.[16]

Devices[edit]

MAT-2519C communicator[edit]

The MAT-2519C communicator on the Mark VII armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the MAT-2519C communicator (also designated Assault/Commando) [17] is a robust communication device, able to withstand the weight of a Scorpion, at the cost of lacking modern HUD interlinks and VISR software drivers.[18]

MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal[edit]

The MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal on the Mark V [B] armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal (designated as TAC/MC5 TACPAD or Tactical/TACPAD)[19] is a wrist-mounted TACPAD.[20]

SRT Universal Global Positioning System Device[edit]

The SRT Universal Global Positioning System receiver on the Mark V [B] armor.

Manufactured by Ushuaia Armory, the SRT Universal Global Positioning System Device (designated as TAC/UGPS or Tactical/UGPS)[21] is a wrist-mounted device that connects to the SRT Universal Global Positioning System.[22]

Type 3ZY acoustic hailing device[edit]

The Type 3ZY AHD on the Mark VII armor.

Manufactured by Watershed Division, the Type 3ZY is a prototype acoustic hailing device tailored for use against Yanme'e. [23]

Weapons[edit]

Kukri Machete[edit]

The Kukri Machete on the Mark V [B] armor.

The Kukri machete is considered both a tool and a weapon. Manufactured by Misriah Armory, it is typically worn on the chest.[24]

M1 Combat Knife[edit]

The M1 Combat Knife on the Mark V [B] armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the M1 Combat Knife is a standard combat knife, notably used by SPARTAN-B312.[25]

MK 88 Ratio[edit]

The MK 88 Ratio on the Mark VII armor.

The MK 88 Ratio is a compact survival/utility knife widely used by UNSC and milita forces. [26]

Model 52 Navy Knife[edit]

The MK 88 Ratio on the Mark VII armor.

The Model 52 Navy Knife is a combat knife used by the Naval special forces.[27]

Miscellaneous[edit]

CASC[edit]

The CASC module on the Mark V [B] armor.

The CASC module (also designated as Assault/Breacher) is a forearm-mounted bandolier that holds 8-Gauge Magnum shotgun shells. [28][29]

M10 Tactical Soft Case[edit]

The M10 Tactical Soft Case on the Mark V [B] armor.

The M10 Tactical Soft Case (designated as Tactical/Soft Case) is a pouch attached to the thigh component of the armor.[30] It is typically purchased off-the-shelf from a variety of manufacturers, though its manufacturer has been attributed to Weapon System Technology.[31]

M45 Hardcase[edit]

The M45 Hardcase on the Mark V [B] armor.

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the M45 Hardcase (designated as Tactical/Hard Case) is a hardened pouch attached to the thigh component of the armor.[32][33]

Trauma Kit[edit]

The trauma kit.

The Trauma Kit (designated as Tactical/Trauma Kit) is a trauma kit worn on the thigh component of the armor.[34]

In-game information[edit]

Halo: Reach[edit]

All Tactical armor types can be unlocked in the Halo: Reach's Armory through the game's purchase system via the use of cR. In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the Tactical armor types are attainable in the Season 1: Noble progression system.

Chest[edit]

Chest Description Unlock requirements
(Halo: Reach)
Unlock requirements
(Halo: MCC)
HR LRP Chest Icon.png
Tactical/LRP
If you are going to be out there for a long time, you might as well take everything. Halo: Reach rank icon Recruit, 1,000 cR Season 1, Tier 31 (Season point 1)
HR Recon Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Recon
Everything you need to find everything you need to find out. Halo: Reach rank icon Warrant Officer, 1,500 cR Season 1, Tier 44 (Season point 1)
HR ReconR Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Recon [R]
Spartans get all the best tech. N/A Season 5, Tier 70 (Season point 1)
HR Patrol Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Patrol
Don't take anything you don't need; you're going to want to stay light on your feet. Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 4,500 cR Season 1, Tier 54 (Season point 1)
HR PatrolR Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Patrol [R]
Limitless potential. N/A Season 5, Tier 76 (Season point 1)

Wrist[edit]

Wrist Description Unlock requirements
(Halo: Reach)
Unlock requirements
(Halo: MCC)
HR TACPAD Wrist Icon.png
Tactical/TACPAD
Dock for the MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal. Halo: Reach rank icon Major, 50,000 cR Season 1, Tier 55 (Season point 1)
HR UGPS Wrist Icon.png
Tactical/UGPS
Dock for the SRT Universal Global Positioning System Device. Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 80,000 cR Season 1, Tier 63 (Season point 1)

Utility[edit]

Utility Description Unlock requirements
(Halo: Reach)
Unlock requirements
(Halo: MCC)
HR HardCase Utility Icon.png
Tactical/Hard Case
For those things you don’t want to lose or break. Halo: Reach rank icon Captain, 40,000 cR Season 1, Tier 36 (Season point 1)
HR TraumaKit Utility Icon.png
Tactical/Trauma Kit
REMEMBER: this is YOURS, for when YOU get hit. Halo: Reach rank icon Lieutenant Colonel, 80,000 cR
(Tactical/Hard Case must already be purchased)
Season 1, Tier 66 (Season point 1)
HR SoftCase Utility Icon.png
Tactical/Soft Case
For all the stuff you couldn’t fit anywhere else. Halo: Reach rank icon Colonel, 100,000 cR Season 1, Tier 82 (Season point 1)

Halo Infinite[edit]

Armor types under the TAC category are available as armor customization options in Halo Infinite.[35]

Mark VII core[edit]

Chest[edit]
Chest Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Customization icon
TAC/AHD Type 3ZY
Watershed Division Prototype less-than-lethal acoustic hailing device tailored for use against Yanme'e. Rare Tactical Ops Event Pass level 6
Icon of the Libery Rig Chest.
TAC/Liberty Rig
Misriah Armory A highly-efficient combination of bandolier and utility packs. Epic Purchase "Soldier Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR
Icon of the TAC/MK 88 Chest.
TAC/MK 88 Ratio
FOTUS Compact survival/utility knife widely used by UNSC and milita forces. Epic Purchase "Looking Sharp" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR
TAC/Paradise Rig in a June 2021 build of Halo Infinite.
TAC/Paradise Rig
Emerson Tactical Systems Gorget up-armor plate, backup electronics pack, and small field cases marketed by Emerson to various markets, including the Spartans. Rare TBD
Utility[edit]
Utility Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Icon of the TAC/MODEL 52 NAVY KNIFE.
TAC/Model 52 Navy Knife
Misriah Armory Naval special forces like to walk softly and carry a big knife. Rare Purchase "Looking Sharp" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR

Mark V [B] core[edit]

Helmet attachments[edit]
Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Compatible Helmets Rarity Unlock Requirements
Season Pass Icon
TAC/RS/STARLIGHT
Misriah Armory AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT units are a suite of optical sensors that integrates directly with Mjolnir VISR drivers and intelligence analysis systems to provide real-time situation updates to commanders.
  • Air Assault
  • Commando
  • Grenadier
  • Mark V [B]
  • Mark VI
  • ODST
  • Scout
Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 58 (Premium)
Season Pass Icon
TAC/RS/WILLOW
Chalybs Defense Solutions Though considered somewhat antiquated the PZY-955SSA is highly dependable and natively compatible with older UNSC and CMA encoding formats.
  • Air Assault
  • Commando
  • EVA
  • EVA [C]
  • Grenadier
  • Mark V [B]
  • ODST
  • Scout
Rare Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 9 (Premium)
Chest[edit]
Chest Manufacturer Lore Rarity Unlock Requirements
Season Pass Icon
TAC/MAT-2519C Communicator
Misriah Armory The MAT-2519C communicator lacks modern HUD interlinks and VISR software drivers, but can be ran over by a Scorpion and still function. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 12 (Premium)
Customization Icon
TAC/Kukri Machete
Misriah Armory A tool and a weapon. Legendary TBD
Icon image of the TAC/M1 Combat Knife Chest.
TAC/M1 Combat Knife
Misriah Armory Far superior to harsh words and sharp sticks. Epic Purchase "Reach Operator Pack" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR
Season Pass Icon
TAC/Recon Package
Misriah Armory Field Rig Romeo is[sic] popular nickname for this arrangement of tactical gear. Rare Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 43 (Premium)
Season Pass Icon
TAC/Sapper Rig
Misriah Armory When words do not suffice, high explosives speak clearly. Epic Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 93 (Premium)
Season Pass Icon
TAC/T-MAGS
Misriah Armory Trip magazine pouches carried on long-range patrols. Rare Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 29 (Free)

Trivia[edit]

  • LRP stands for Long Range Patrol, a military acronym for units that operate behind enemy lines.
  • Jun-A266 wears the Tactical/Patrol chest, which features a rucksack on the lower back. This feature is absent from the player's version.
  • The Tactical/Trauma Kit's description is based on the real world training of the US Armed Forces' individual trauma kits, or IFAK.

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The STARLIGHT module was introduced in Halo: Reach as a Command Network Module. It was retconned into a RS module and re-designated as "TAC/RS/STARLIGHT" in Halo Infinite Season 01: Heroes of Reach.
  2. ^ The WILLOW module was introduced in Halo: Reach as a HU/RS package. It was retconned into a RS module and re-designated as "TAC/RS/WILLOW" in Halo Infinite Season 01: Heroes of Reach. This article assumes all previous appearances of the same device and related information to have remained the same.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory
  2. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/RS/STARLIGHT - Helmet Attachment Description "AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT units are a suite of optical sensors that integrates directly with Mjolnir VISR drivers and intelligence analysis systems to provide real-time situation updates to commanders."
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/RS/WILLOW- Helmet Attachment Description "Though considered somewhat antiquated the PZY-955SSA is highly dependable and natively compatible with older UNSC and CMA encoding formats."
  5. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Military Police and CQB - HU/RS/CNM Helmet Descriptions "Hardened uplink/remote sensor package with command network module."
  6. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Military Police - CBRN/HU/RS Helmet Description "For operations in hazard zones; hardened uplink/remote sensor package."
  7. ^ a b Halo 5: Guardians, Spartan Appearance Customization: Military Police Helmet Description "Previously available only to Beta-5 security teams and select Army rapid-reaction forces, Military Police helmets have found a home with Spartan-IV fireteams that require its hardened uplink, command network module, and remote sensor controller."
  8. ^ Halo: Reach, ODST in-game models
  9. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Liberty Rig - Chest Attachment Description "A highly-efficient combination of bandolier and utility packs."
  10. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Paradise Rig - Chest Attachment Description "Gorget up-armor plate, backup electronics pack, and small field cases marketed by Emerson to various markets, including the Spartans."
  11. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Recon Chest Descriptions "Everything you need to find everything you need to find out."
  12. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Liberty Rig - Chest Attachment Description "A highly-efficient combination of bandolier and utility packs."
  13. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Assault/Sapper Chest Descriptions "Broadly speaking, sappers are equally at home building things as they are blowing them up."
  14. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Sapper Rig - Chest Attachment Description "When words do not suffice, high explosives speak clearly."
  15. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/LRP - Chest Descriptions "If you are going to be out there for a long time, you might as well take everything."
  16. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/T-MAGS - Chest Attachment Description "Trip magazine pouches carried on long-range patrols."
  17. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Assault/Commando - Chest Descriptions "Anything you don’t have, you can find in the field. Anything you can’t find, you didn’t need."
  18. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/MAT 2519C communicator - Chest Attachment Description "The MAT-2519C communicator lacks modern HUD interlinks and VISR software drivers, but can be ran over by a Scorpion and still function."
  19. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/TACPAD - Wrist Descriptions "Dock for the MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal."
  20. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/MC5 TACPAD - Wrist Attachment Description "Dock for the MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal."
  21. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/UGPS - Wrist Descriptions "Dock for the SRT Universal Global Positioning System Device."
  22. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/MAT 2519C communicator - Chest Attachment Description "lacks modern HUD interlinks and VISR software drivers, but can be ran over by a Scorpion and still function."
  23. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/AHD Type 3ZY - Chest Attachment Description "Prototype less-than-lethal acoustic hailing device tailored for use against Yanme'e."
  24. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Kukri Machete - Chest Attachment Description "A tool and a weapon."
  25. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/M1 Combat Knife - Chest Attachment Description "Far superior to harsh words and sharp sticks."
  26. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/MK 88 Ratio - Chest Attachment Description "Compact survival/utility knife widely used by UNSC and milita forces."
  27. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Model 52 Navy Knife - Utility Attachment Description "Naval special forces like to walk softly and carry a big knife."
  28. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Assault/Breacher - Wrist Description "Supplementary bandoleer, Rigid, 8 Gauge."
  29. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/CASC - Wrist Attachment Description "Forearm shotgun shell holder."
  30. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Soft Case Description "For all the stuff you couldn’t fit anywhere else."
  31. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: M10 Tactical Soft Case - Utility Attachment Description "Purchased off-the-shelf from a variety of manufacturers."
  32. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Hard Case - Utility Attachment Description "For those things you don’t want to lose or break."
  33. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: M45 Hardcase - Utility Attachment Description "Well-suited for storing items you don't want to lose or break."
  34. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Trauma Kit - Utility Attachment Description "REMEMBER: this is YOURS, for when YOU get hit."
  35. ^ Xbox, Halo Infinite (Retrieved on Jun 15, 2021) [archive]