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The advanced communications center is the GDI superior communications center in Tiberian Dawn.


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.

Prior to the Second Tiberium War, the Ion Cannon uplink was modularized as a plug-in for the upgrade center.

Game building


The Advanced communications center can be first built in Ion cannon strike.


TDR Ion Cannon Cameo.png
Ion Cannon
Fires the Ion Cannon at the target location.




Advanced communications center:

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TD DOS AdvCommCenter icon.png TD Advanced Communications Center Icons.gif TD AdvCommCenter EU cameo.png

Ion cannon:

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TD DOS IonCannon icon.png TD Ion Cannon Icons.gif TD IonCannon EU cameo.png

See also

CNCR GDILogo.png Global Defense Initiative First Tiberium War Arsenal CNCR GDILogo.png