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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 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."