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Remote sensor

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The remote sensor (RS) is an external helmet attachment compatible with helmet variants of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

The device could be integrated with a Hardened Uplink module into a hardened uplink/remote sensor package.

Known modules[edit]

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

The AN/PZY-990T on the MJOLNIR Mark V [B] helmet.

AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT[edit]

The AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT optical sensors integrates directly with Mjolnir VISR drivers and intelligence analysis systems to provide real-time situation updates to commanders.[3][Note 1] It resembles a camera, and is typically worn on the right side of the helmet.

The PZY-955SSA on the MJOLNIR Mark V [B] helmet.

PZY-955SSA WILLOW[edit]

Manufactured by Chalybs Defense Solutions and compatible with the CH252 helmet, the PZY-955SSA WILLOW remote sensor is dependable and natively compatible with older UNSC and CMA encoding formats.[4][Note 2] It is typically worn on the right side of the helmet. It can be employed alongside a Command Network Module or a CBRN module.[5][6]

Although it was previously available only to Beta-5 security teams and select Army rapid-reaction forces,[7] it was also employed by Orbital Drop Shock Troopers during Fall of Reach.[8] By 2558, its use was adopted by Spartan-IV personnel employing the Military Police helmet, which also employs an integrated Command Network Module.[7]

The SABERTOOTH module on the GEN3 Anubis helmet.

SABERTOOTH[edit]

The SABERTOOTH was developed by Lethbridge Industrial as a new third-generation of remote sensing device to feed newly trained battle management smart AIs.[9] The SABERTOOTH module has been observed to be compatible exclusively with the ANUBIS-class Mjolnir helmet, which was also manufactured by Lethbridge Industrial.

In-game information[edit]

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

Halo: Reach[edit]

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

Halo 2: Anniversary[edit]

The STARLIGHT remote sensor is available for use in the multiplayer component of Halo 2: Anniversary as a helmet variant - introduced and unlockable in Series 9. The attachment is present on the Breach Scout helmet variant, and is present attached onto the side of the Mark VI helmet among other upgrades.

Halo Infinite[edit]

RS 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, and a module that was previously known as the HU/RS package being re-designated into the TAC/RS/WILLOW attachment. The TAC/RS/STARLIGHT and TAC/RS/WILLOW attachments are the only known helmet attachments categorized under the TAC category of armor accessories.

Helmet Attachment Manufacturer Lore Compatible Helmets Rarity Unlock Requirements
Menu icon for RS[3]/SABERTOOTH on the ANUBIS helmet
RS[3]/SABERTOOTH
Lethbridge Industrial Lethbridge was investigating a new class of remote sensing devices designed to feed newly trained battle management smart AIs.
  • Anubis
Epic Purchase "Anubis Armor Set" Bundle from the Shop for 2,000 cR (or 1,200 cR during a sale)

List of appearances[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ a b The WILLOW module was introduced in Halo: Reach as a Hardened uplink/remote sensor package. It was retconned into a RS module and re-designated as "TAC/RS/WILLOW" in Halo Infinite Season 01: Heroes of Reach.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory
  2. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall
  3. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/RS/STARLIGHT - Helmet Attachment Description "AN/PZY-990T STARLIGHT units are a suite of optical sensors that integrates directly with Mjolnir VISR drivers and intelligence analysis systems to provide real-time situation updates to commanders."
  4. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: TAC/RS/WILLOW- Helmet Attachment Description "Though considered somewhat antiquated the PZY-955SSA is highly dependable and natively compatible with older UNSC and CMA encoding formats."
  5. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Military Police and CQB - HU/RS/CNM Helmet Descriptions "Hardened uplink/remote sensor package with command network module."
  6. ^ Halo: Reach, Armory: Military Police - CBRN/HU/RS Helmet Description "For operations in hazard zones; hardened uplink/remote sensor package."
  7. ^ a b 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."
  8. ^ Halo: Reach, ODST in-game models
  9. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: RS[3]/SABERTOOTH - Helmet Attachment Description "Lethbridge was investigating a new class of remote sensing devices designed to feed newly trained battle management smart AIs."