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This article is about the MJOLNIR variant. For the UNSC Destroyer, see UNSC Pioneer.
The PIONEER helmet features passive, redundant environmental scanners whose the sensor fidelity and high-bandwidth storage capacity make it ideal for detailed environment scans used in War Games and intelligence analysis scene reconstructions. The helmet also has a dual-locked rebreather (YV-65) leveraged in hostile environments. It also features a twin-plated visual sensor for increased range of spectrum. The suit also has PNR-S7 split-convex pauldrons.
As a result of the UEG's pioneer initiative in order to claim new territories for colonization, Acheron Security set aside a budget and design team specifically for such endeavors, and within months Pioneer was presented. The suit was eventually put into full production and tested at the Acheron Trauma Sim.
It is intended primarily for reconnaissance operations in unknown or hostile environments, and was constructed to endure the rigors of a potentially hostile, alien environment, and to optimize overall performance through inhibitor mitigation. It also pairs advanced environmental sensors with Acheron's latest threat detection systems. The early prototype of the suit later recieved additional testing and upgrades at ANVIL Station following its initial usage on Installation 03. The suit went into a full production run following its ANVIL testing.
The armor's first, and most notable, usage was during the first highly-classified exploration efforts of Installation 03 by Ivanoff Station's research deployments. Since then the Pioneer variant has been used in assisting in the security and protection of over two dozen field teams and science detachments. Pioneer suits have also been used to protect science teams on colonies and even to protect planetary engineering rigs.
Halo 3 MCC
In the Halo: The Master Chief Collection version of Halo 3, the Pioneer variant was added as part of Series 5: Anvil content. With the updated Halo 3 armor customization options, the players can now fit their Spartan with Pioneer helmet, chest, shoulders, forearms and legs. The description of the armor pieces are the same for every set.
Halo 5: Guardians
The Pioneer returns in Halo 5: Guardians. The helmet and body armor are unlockable as armor permutations through the Requisition system. The body armor includes the Pioneer chest and shoulders, Contoured forearms, and Contoured legs.
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