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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]

Shoulder attachments[edit]

SRV-III[edit]

The SRV-III shoulder.

The SRV-III shoulder consists of a large armoured shoulder plate for the left shoulder (and strapped to the regular GEN2 Mark VI shoulder plate), and an armorless shoulder plate for the right one, strapped with supply bags.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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)[12] is an arrangement of tactical gear - mostly pouches - worn on the chest.[13]

Sapper Rig[edit]

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

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the Sapper Rig (also designated as Assault/Sapper)[14] is composed of two bandoliers of high explosives, presumably used by sappers.[15]

T-MAGS[edit]

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

Manufactured by Misriah Armory, the T-MAGS (also designated as Tactical/LRP)[16] is a configuration of three magazine pouches carried on long-range patrols.[17]

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) [18] 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.[19]

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)[20] is a wrist-mounted TACPAD.[21]

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)[22] is a wrist-mounted device that connects to the SRT Universal Global Positioning System.[23]

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. [24]

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.[25]

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.[26]

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. [27]

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.[28]

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. [29][30]

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.[31] It is typically purchased off-the-shelf from a variety of manufacturers, though its manufacturer has been attributed to Weapon System Technology.[32]

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.[33][34]

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.[35]

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 Series 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 Series 1, Tier 44 (Season point 1)
HR ReconR Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Recon [R]
Spartans get all the best tech. N/A Series 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 Series 1, Tier 54 (Season point 1)
HR PatrolR Chest Icon.png
Tactical/Patrol [R]
Limitless potential. N/A Series 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 Series 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 Series 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 Series 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)
Series 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 Series 1, Tier 82 (Season point 1)

Halo 2: Anniversary[edit]

A single set of TAC shoulder attachments are available for unlock in Halo 2: Anniversary, as of the Series 9 update.

Shoulders Description Unlock requirements
(Halo 2: Anniversary)
WAYLAND menu icon.
TAC/SRV-III
Emergency supplies and a very, very sharp knife. Useful in a wide range of situations. The Exchange

Halo Infinite[edit]

Armor types under the TAC category are available as armor customization options in Halo Infinite.[36]

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 2: Anniversary, Armory: TAC/SRV-III - Shoulder Description "Emergency supplies and a very, very sharp knife. Useful in a wide range of situations."
  10. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Liberty Rig - Chest Attachment Description "A highly-efficient combination of bandolier and utility packs."
  11. ^ 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."
  12. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Recon Chest Descriptions "Everything you need to find everything you need to find out."
  13. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Liberty Rig - Chest Attachment Description "A highly-efficient combination of bandolier and utility packs."
  14. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Assault/Sapper Chest Descriptions "Broadly speaking, sappers are equally at home building things as they are blowing them up."
  15. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Sapper Rig - Chest Attachment Description "When words do not suffice, high explosives speak clearly."
  16. ^ 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."
  17. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/T-MAGS - Chest Attachment Description "Trip magazine pouches carried on long-range patrols."
  18. ^ 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."
  19. ^ 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."
  20. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/TACPAD - Wrist Descriptions "Dock for the MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal."
  21. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/MC5 TACPAD - Wrist Attachment Description "Dock for the MC5 Individual Data/Net Terminal."
  22. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/UGPS - Wrist Descriptions "Dock for the SRT Universal Global Positioning System Device."
  23. ^ 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."
  24. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/AHD Type 3ZY - Chest Attachment Description "Prototype less-than-lethal acoustic hailing device tailored for use against Yanme'e."
  25. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Kukri Machete - Chest Attachment Description "A tool and a weapon."
  26. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/M1 Combat Knife - Chest Attachment Description "Far superior to harsh words and sharp sticks."
  27. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/MK 88 Ratio - Chest Attachment Description "Compact survival/utility knife widely used by UNSC and milita forces."
  28. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/Model 52 Navy Knife - Utility Attachment Description "Naval special forces like to walk softly and carry a big knife."
  29. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Assault/Breacher - Wrist Description "Supplementary bandoleer, Rigid, 8 Gauge."
  30. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/CASC - Wrist Attachment Description "Forearm shotgun shell holder."
  31. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Soft Case Description "For all the stuff you couldn’t fit anywhere else."
  32. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: M10 Tactical Soft Case - Utility Attachment Description "Purchased off-the-shelf from a variety of manufacturers."
  33. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Hard Case - Utility Attachment Description "For those things you don’t want to lose or break."
  34. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: M45 Hardcase - Utility Attachment Description "Well-suited for storing items you don't want to lose or break."
  35. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Tactical/Trauma Kit - Utility Attachment Description "REMEMBER: this is YOURS, for when YOU get hit."
  36. ^ Xbox, Halo Infinite (Retrieved on Jun 15, 2021) [archive]