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Command Network Module

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A Military Police helmet equipped with the AN/PCK-221 FARNDALE CNM highlighted.

The Command Network Module or CNM, is a communication device utilized by the United Nations Space Command, commonly adopted as an external helmet attachment.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The Command Network Module allows users to communicate and synchronize with the UNSC battle network in real-time.[2] The connection to the battlenet can be further enhanced by integrating a Hardened Uplink to the CNM.[3]

Usage[edit]

Different Command Network Modules have been observed across branches and ranks within the UNSC, including UNSC Army troopers, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, and Spartans.[4]

After the Human-Covenant War, built-in CNM suites have been integrated to the helmets of the [GEN2] variants of the Commando-class,[2] the MP-class Mjolnir,[5] and the INTRUDER-class Mjolnir.[6] However, certain Command Network Modules are still external attachments, like the fifth-generation AN/PCK-440 FASCINATOR module on the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor [GEN3] armor.[3]

Known modules[edit]

The CNM has multiple observed modules, each with its own distinct physical appearance.

The AN/PCK-221 attached to a MJOLNIR Mark V Scout helmet.

AN/PCK-221 FARNDALE[edit]

The AN/PCK-221 FARNDALE is an uplink co-processor manufactured by the Watershed Division, allowing real-time access to Office of Naval Intelligence Military Intelligence (ONI MILINT) data vaults.[7][Note 1] The FARNDALE module resembles a cube, and can be worn on either side of the helmet.[8] Its adoption is reserved for personnel employing the Recon helmet during sensitive operations.[9]

The FARNDALE module has been observed to be compatible with the following helmets:

The AN/PCK-440 attached to a MJOLNIR Mark VII helmet.

AN/PCK-440 FASCINATOR[edit]

The AN/PCK-440 FASCINATOR is a fifth-generation Command Network Module typically employed by members of the UNSC special forces. Manufactured by the Watershed Division, the AN/PCK-440 resembles its predecessor, the AN/PCK-221.[3] The FASCINATOR module has been observed to be compatible with the following helmets:[3]

The AN/PZY-6011Y attached to a MJOLNIR Mark V Scout helmet.

AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON[edit]

Manufactured by Beweglichkeitsrüstungsysteme, the AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON model augments the situational images for upper-echelon command intelligence analysis.[12] The TYPHON module is standard issue to UNSC Special Forces unit commanders.[13] It features two circular sensors, and can be worn on either side of the helmet.[14][15][16] A Command Network Module-Improved (CNM-I) utilizing the TYPHON variant has been observed on the HAZOP-class Mjolnir helmet.[17]

The TYPHON module has been observed to be compatible with the following helmets:

The ODST-CNM module on Edward Buck's helmet.

ODST-CNM[edit]

The ODST-CNM is a specialized module of the CNM employed by the ODSTs. One was employed by Edward Buck during the Battle of Mombasa.[20][21]

In-game information[edit]

The CNM serves as a cosmetic option and has no impact on gameplay.

Halo: Reach[edit]

The TAC/RS/STARLIGHT attachment, identified as a CNM in Halo: Reach, and the FARNDALE module 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.

Halo Infinite[edit]

CNM attachments are available as customization options in Halo Infinite. The release of Halo Infinite was accompanied by a series of retcons, with a CNM being re-designated into the TAC/RS/STARLIGHT attachment, while the standard HUL module being re-designated into the CNM/BNR/FARNDALE.

Mark V [B] core[edit]

Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Compatible Helmets Rarity Unlock Requirements
Menu icon for Halo Infinite armor customization.
CNM/BNR/FARNDALE
Watershed Division More formally known as the AN/PCK-221, this uplink co-processor allows real-time access to ONI MILINT data vaults.
  • Air Assault
  • Commando
  • EVA
  • EVA [C]
  • Grenadier
  • Mark V [B]
  • Mark VI
  • ODST
  • Recon
  • Scout
Rare Purchase "Reach Operator Pack" Bundle from the Shop for 1,000 cR
Menu icon for Halo Infinite armor customization.
CNM/BNR/TYPHON
Beweglichkeitsrüstungsysteme The AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON Command Network Module (CNM) augments the situational "picture" for upper-echelon command intelligence analysis.
  • Air Assault
  • Commando
  • EVA
  • EVA [C]
  • Grenadier
  • Mark V [B]
  • Mark VI
  • ODST
  • Recon
  • Scout
Rare Purchase "Reach Jump Jet Pack" Bundle from the Shop for 700 cR

Mark VII core[edit]

Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Compatible Helmets Rarity Unlock Requirements
HINF CNM5 BNR FASCINATOR Helmet Attachment Icon.png
CNM(5)/BNR/FASCINATOR
Watershed Division Known to ONI by the codename "FASCINATOR", the AN/PCK-440 "pick four-forty" is a fifth-generation hardened uplink rarely seen outside of UNSC special forces.
  • Anubis
  • Aviator
  • Cavallino
  • Enigma
  • Firefall
  • ISR
  • Mark VII
  • Soldier
  • Trailblazer
  • Zvezda
Rare Purchase "Bullet Time" Bundle from the Shop for 500 cR

Production notes[edit]

  • During the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta, the Mark V[B] helmet had a CNM upgrade available, though the CNM resembled a sun visor which extended above the visor. The device cost 2,000 cR, but was cut from the final game.
  • During the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta, the CNM on the CQC helmet, along with UA attachment on the Mark V[B] helmet, was mislabeled as a HUL. The FARNDALE variant on the Military Police helmet, however, was correctly labelled "CNM".
  • In the final release of Halo: Reach, two mislabeled helmet attachments involved the CNM:
    • The FARNDALE CNM variant, originally identified as a HUL in Halo: Reach, mislabeled as a CNM on the EVA[C] helmet.
    • The TAC/RS/STARLIGHT attachment, originally identified as CNM variant in Halo: Reach, was mislabeled as the UA/HUL-I on the Mark VI helmet.
  • Although the ODST armor/HVY armor in the Halo 3 portion of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was based on the armor worn by Victor Ramos in Halo: Fireteam Raven, Ramos's helmet did not employ the UA and CNM attachments in Halo: Fireteam Raven.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The FARNDALE module was introduced in Halo: Reach as a HUL module. It was retconned into a CNM and re-designated as "CNM/BNR/FARNDALE" in Halo Infinite Season 01: Heroes of Reach.
  2. ^ The in-game options in Halo: Reach Armory erroneously refer to the standard HUL attachment on EVA[C] as "CNM" and "HUL[3]".
  3. ^ 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.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory
  2. ^ a b Halo 5: Guardians, Spartan Appearance Customization: Commando Description "COMMANDO armor features an integrated Command Network Module (CNM) for real-time synchronization with the UNSC battlenet."
  3. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: CNM(5)/BNR/FASCINATOR - Helmet Attachment Description "Known to ONI by the codename "FASCINATOR", the AN/PCK-440 "pick four-forty" is a fifth-generation hardened uplink rarely seen outside of UNSC special forces."
  4. ^ a b Halo: Reach, Campaign models
  5. ^ 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."
  6. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, Spartan Appearance Customization: Intruder Description "The INTRUDER helmet features a full-featured Command Network Module and multi-channel drone controller. The drone controller interfaces directly with Unified Ground Command (UNICOM) kill box management and aerospace deconfliction systems."
  7. ^ a b c d Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: CNM/BNR/FARNDALE - Helmet Attachment Description "More formally known as the AN/PCK-221, this uplink co-processor allows real-time access to ONI MILINT data vaults."
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo: Reach, Armory: Mark V[B], CQC, EOD, Operator, EVA, Security & CQB - UA/HUL Helmet Descriptions "Up-armored variant with hardened uplink module for MILINT acquisition."
  9. ^ a b Halo: Reach, Armory: Recon - HUL Helmet Description "External hardened uplink for MILINT acquisition; reserved for sensitive OPs."
  10. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: HAZOP - CBRN/HUL Helmet Description "For operations in extremely hazardous environments; hardened uplink module."
  11. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: ODST - CBRN/HUL Helmet Description "For operations in hazard zones; hardened uplink module."
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: CNM/BNR/TYPHON - Helmet Attachment Description "The AN/PZY-6011Y TYPHON Command Network Module (CNM) augments the situational "picture" for upper-echelon command intelligence analysis."
  13. ^ a b c d Halo: Reach, Armory: EOD, Operator, EVA, and Mark V - CNM Helmet Descriptions "Command network module; standard issue to UNSC Special Forces unit commanders"
  14. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Grenadier - UA/FC Helmet Descriptions "Up-armored variant with command network and external uplink modules."
  15. ^ a b Halo: Reach, Armory: Security - CBRN/CNM Helmet Descriptions "For operations in hazard zones; command network module."
  16. ^ a b Halo: Reach, Armory: Military Police and CQB - HU/RS/CNM Helmet Descriptions "Hardened uplink/remote sensor package with command network module."
  17. ^ a b Halo: Reach, Armory: HAZOP - CNM-I Helmet Description "Command network module-Improved; upgraded variant of the standard issue CNM unit."
  18. ^ a b Halo: Reach, Armory: ODST and Air Assault - UA/CNM Helmet Descriptions "Up-armored variant with Command network module"
  19. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, Nightfall in-game model
  20. ^ Halo 3: ODST, Edward Buck's in-game model
  21. ^ Halo: The Essential Visual Guide, page 26