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Hardened uplink/remote sensor package

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The hardened uplink/remote sensor package (HU/RS) or hardened uplink-improved/remote sensor package (HUL-I/RS) is an external helmet attachment, which integrates the Hardened Uplink with a remote sensor into a single attachment, employed by the United Nations Space Command.[1][2][3]

Modules[edit]

The HU/RS and HUL-I/RS packages have two observed modules, both with its own distinct physical appearance.

The ARGON module on the Scout helmet.

AN/PZY-6000 ARGON[edit]

The helmets of Mjolnir Mark V Scout and its GEN2 successor, the VIGILANT-class Mjolnir, accept the AN/PZY-6000 ARGON package, which is employed as a reconnaissance and surveillance module. It is visually similar to a pair of head-mounted binoculars. The package was manufactured by Materials Group and introduced during the Human-Covenant War, when aerial and orbital sensor platforms had been destroyed during Covenant invasions.[4] The attachment is a favorite among sniper units employing the SCOUT helmets.[5] This module was employed by Jun-A266.

The FACELIFT module on the Mark VII helmet.

AN/PZY0980ASTS FACELIFT[edit]

Manufactured by RKD Group and compatible with most helmets on the MJOLNIR [GEN3] platform, the AN/PZY0980ASTS FACELIFT sensor package adds a second electro-optical suite and battlenet-updatable ECCM module.[6]

The FACELIFT module has been observed to be compatible with the following helmets:[6]

In-game information[edit]

The HU/RS and HUL-I/RS serve as a cosmetic option and have no impact on gameplay.

Halo: Reach[edit]

There are two HU/RS modules 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 HU/RS-attached helmets are unlockable in Season 1: Noble.

Halo Infinite[edit]

HU/RS attachments are available as customization options in Halo Infinite. The release of Halo Infinite was accompanied by a series of retcons, with a HU/RS module being changed into the TAC/RS/WILLOW.

Mark V [B] core[edit]

Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Compatible Helmets Rarity Unlock Requirements
Season Pass Icon
HUL-I/RS/ARGON
Materials Group AN/PZY-6000 ARGON ground reconnaissance and surveillance (RS) modules were introduced during the Covenant War as aerial and orbital sensor platforms became scarce.
  • Scout
Legendary Season 01: Heroes of Reach Battle Pass level 37 (Premium)

Mark VII core[edit]

Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Compatible Helmets Rarity Unlock Requirements
Menu icon for HUL-I/RS/FACELIFT on the Mark VII helmet
HUL-I/RS/FACELIFT
RKD Group Compatible with most GEN3 helmets, the AN/PZY0980ASTS FACELIFT sensor package adds a second electro-optical suite and battlenet-updatable ECCM module.
  • Anubis
  • Aviator
  • Cavallino
  • Enigma
  • Firefall
  • ISR
  • Mark VII
  • Soldier
  • Trailblazer
  • Zvezda
Rare Purchase "Intrusion Pack" Bundle from the Shop for 500 cR

Production notes[edit]

During the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta, the HU/RS attachment for the Military Police helmet was named the Hardened External Sensor Array-External (HESA-E), and costed 20,000 Credits. It was described as a standard issue attachment for Beta-5 Security units in the Outer Colonies. The same HU/RS attachment was re-designated as the PZY-955SSA WILLOW remote sensor in Halo Infinite.

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The release of Halo Infinite was accompanied by a series of retcons, with this HU/RS attachment being re-designated into the TAC/RS/WILLOW attachment. See here.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory
  2. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall
  3. ^ Halo: Reach, UNSC Army trooper models
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: HUL-I/RS/ARGON Description "AN/PZY-6000 ARGON ground reconnaissance and surveillance (RS) modules were introduced during the Covenant War as aerial and orbital sensor platforms became scarce."
  5. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Scout - HU/RS Helmet Description "Hardened uplink/remote sensor package. A favorite of sniper units."
  6. ^ a b Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: HUL-I/RS/FACELIFT Description "Compatible with most GEN3 helmets, the AN/PZY0980ASTS FACELIFT sensor package adds a second electro-optical suite and battlenet-updatable ECCM module."