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The Bident missile is a heavy guided munition utilized by the UNSC Navy.
Capable of being used at long-range, Bident missiles used to augment a warship's firepower by supplementing their Magnetic Accelerator Cannon. Using a scaled-down version of a starship's fusion drive for propulsion, the Bident uses a nuclear-pumped X-Ray laser warhead as its explosive munition. However, the warhead is capable of being swapped-out with kinetic rod bundles or even fusion warheads for conducting planetary bombardment.