Command Network Module
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The Command Network Module allows users to communicate and synchronize with the UNSC battle network in real-time. Different CNM variants has been observed across branches and ranks within the UNSC, including UNSC Army troopers, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, and Spartans.
The CNM has been observed to be compatible with the following helmets:
Variants and configurations
During the Human-Covenant War, the CNM has three observed variants, each with its own distinct physical appearances. The first variant is the ODST-CNM, which is exclusively employed on ODST armors. The other two variants are standard issue to UNSC Special Forces unit commanders, and both variants could be upgraded to the Command Network Module-Improved (CNM-I) variant on the HAZOP and Air Assault variants of MJOLNIR Mark V. After the Human-Covenant War, built-in CNM suites have been integrated to the helmets of the [GEN2] variants of the Commando-class and the MP-class Mjolnir. However, sometimes the CNM is integrated as an external attachment on armor like the INTRUDER-class Mjolnir, while certain CNM variants are still optional attachments, like the CNM on the Mark VII helmet.
The CNM could be employed on the Mjolnir Mark VII helmet.
This CNM variant resembles a camera, and is typically worn on the right side of the helmet.
This CNM variant is longer, featuring two circular sensors, and can be worn on either side of the helmet.
The modularity of the MJOLNIR armor has made it possible to attach multiple modules on the helmet. In cases where a CNM and a Hardened Uplink (HUL) are both employed, the configurations are designated "FC", "FC-I", and "FC-I" depending on the variants used. FC refers to the configuration in which the "tall" CNM variant and an external HUL are both attached to the helmet. FC-I refers to the configuration in which an external HUL, along with the CNM-I, are integrated on the "camera" CNM variant, though this configuration has only been observed on the MJOLNIR/AA variant. FC-I refers to the configuration in which both the "tall" CNM and HUL are attached to the helmet.
The CNM and its variants serve as cosmetics and have no impact on gameplay.
The "camera" and "tall" variants of the CNM are available as attachments on several helmets in the armor permutations of Halo: Reach. The device is priced at different levels of Credits, depending on the base helmets. In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the same CNM-attached helmets are unlockable in Season 1: Noble.
The CNM will be available on the Mark VII helmet in Halo Infinite.
List of appearances