Command & Conquer Wiki

Welcome to the Command & Conquer Wiki! Log in and join the community.


Command & Conquer Wiki

The Mobile Sensor Array (MSA) is a vehicle equipped with a state-of-the-art sensor package that can detect the presence of enemy units even if they are cloaked or burrowing underground. Detected units will not be "uncloaked" but will be displayed on radar and the tactical view, allowing a commander to take the necessary measures to destroy the hidden unit(s).
- Tiberian Sun manual(src)

Mobile Sensor Arrays are support units used by GDI, Nod and CABAL during the Second Tiberium War and the Firestorm Conflict.

Game unit[]

The mobile sensor array's primary purpose is detecting cloaked and subterranean units and buildings, as well as approaching enemy units. In order to be used, the MSA has to be deployed. This is necessary because the highly sensitive microphones and scanner arrays are otherwise distracted by the vehicles' own vibration and motor noise.

Since Nod had monopoly on the two aforementioned technologies, they were only of practical value during the GDI campaign, albeit still available to Slavik's unnamed commander. However, when CABAL went rogue during the Firestorm Conflict, Nod used them extensively against stealth and subterranean units.

AI behavior[]

The mobile sensor array is not used by the skirmish AI.



Mobile sensor arrays detecting stealth tanks

See also[]

TS GDI logo Global Defense Initiative Second Tiberium War Arsenal TS GDI logo
Join the cause of Nod! Brotherhood of Nod Second Tiberium War Arsenal Ascend!
CABAL TS CABAL Firestorm Conflict Arsenal CABAL TS