|“||An upgrade to the Communications Center, this structure not only provides radar, but is the uplink center for the Ion Cannon—GDI's most devastating weapon. Once charged, it can unleash a blast on an unsuspecting target. The Ion Cannon requires power to charge: If your base is under powered, it will stop. To fire, left click on the Ion Cannon icon in the sidebar.
- Command & Conquer (1995) manual
It was externally distinguished from its more basic cousin by built-up transmitter arrays and an enlarged transmitter dish. Not immediately apparent was the enhancement of function; the advanced communications center held the equipment needed to interface with and call fire from the Ion Cannon.
Directing the ion cannon required a continuous link between the structure and satellite. If the ground station was disabled by a black out the ion cannon ceases repositioning until the uplink was re-established.
The advanced communications center also relayed targeting data to the Ion Cannon from GS-2 beacons placed by front-line troops.
Fires the Ion Cannon at the target location.
- Remastered Collection patch 735514: can no longer be captured by the AI
Render from Command & Conquer: Remastered, used as Steam trading card
Advanced communications center:
- Temple of Nod, Nod counterpart