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| name = Mobile Sensor Array
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|imgdesc = Mobile (circle) and deployed (center) Sensor Arrays
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|image = TS_Mobile_Sensor_Array.png
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|faction = [[GDI]]<br>[[Nod]]<br>[[CABAL]]
| armor = Light
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|role = Support unit
| type = Support Unit
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|usearmor = Light
| faction = [[GDI]] and [[Nod]]
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|tier = 2
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|techlvl = 6
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|hp = 600
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|armortype = Wood
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|cost = $950
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|produced = [[War factory (Tiberian Sun)|War factory]]
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|req = [[Radar station]]
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|landspeed = 6
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|sight = 10 (vision)<br>
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25 (detection)
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|ability = [[Detector|Detects]] stealth<br>Invisible on radar
 
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Mobile Sensor Arrays were used by [[GDI]] and [[Nod]] in the [[Second Tiberium War]]. Their primary purpose was detecting cloaked and subterranean units and buildings as well as approaching enemy units. In order to be used the MSA had to be deployed. This was necessary because the highly sensitive microphones and scanner arrays were otherwise distracted by the vehicles' own vibration and motor noise.
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[[File:TS_GDI_MSA_Cameo.gif|left]]
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[[File:TS_Nod_MSA_Cameo.gif|left]]
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'''Mobile Sensor Arrays''' are support units used by [[GDI]], [[Nod]] and [[CABAL]] during the [[Second Tiberium War]] and the [[Firestorm Crisis]].
   
[[GDI]] commanders used these units for early detection of incoming [[Nod]] surprise attacks, and for assaults on cloaked bases. Similarly, [[Nod]] commanders mostly used the MSAs against enemy [[Nod]] commanders, especially during the [[Nod Civil War]]. In addition, [[Limpet Drone|Limpet Drones]] could be uncovered and destroyed to prevent infiltration.
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==Overview==
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Their primary purpose is [[Detector|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.
   
Eventually they were replaced with more modern sensors, based on lighter, combat-worthy scouting units.
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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 Crisis]], Nod used them extensively against stealthed and subterreanean units.
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{{GDI TWII Units}}
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===Legacy===
{{Nod TWII Units}}
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[[Category:Vehicles]]
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Following the Firestorm Crisis, these units were decommissioned and stealth detection was incorporated into defensive structures and fast scout units such as the [[CC-6 Pitbull]] and the [[Attack bike|Attack Bike]].
[[Category:GDI TWII Arsenal]]
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[[Category:Nod TWII Arsenal]]
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==Assessment==
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===Pros===
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*[[Detector|Detects]] stealthed and subterranean units
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*Detects approaching enemy units
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*Wide detection range
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===Cons===
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*Lightly armoured
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*Unarmed
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*Not immune to Tiberium veins
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:FS_Deploy_Sensor_Arrays_Manual_Render.jpg|Render in the Firestorm manual
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File:Mobile Sensor Array.jpg|Render
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File:Mobile_sensor_array_animation.gif|Deploymwnt animation
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deployed Mobile sensor array in Snow Theater.jpg|deployed Mobile sensor array in Snow Theater
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</gallery>
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==Videos==
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<gallery>
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File:C%26C_Tiberian_Sun_-_Mobile_Sensor_Array_Deployed|In a cinematic
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</gallery>
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{{Tiberian Sun GDI Arsenal|NoCat=1}}
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{{Tiberian Sun Nod Arsenal|NoCat=1}}
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{{Tiberian Sun CABAL Arsenal|NoCat=1}}
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[[Category:Tiberian Sun vehicles]]
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[[Category:Detectors]]

Latest revision as of 17:52, September 21, 2019

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Mobile Sensor Array
TS Mobile Sensor Array
Mobile (circle) and deployed (center) Sensor Arrays
Unit
Affiliation

GDI
Nod
CABAL

Role

Support unit

Protection

Light

Tier

2

Tech level

6

Properties
Hit points

600

Armour type

Wood

Production
Cost

$950

Produced by

War factory

Requires

Radar station

Combat
Speed

6

Sight range

10 (vision)
25 (detection)

Function
Abilities

Detects stealth
Invisible on radar

TS GDI MSA Icons
TS Nod MSA Icons

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

OverviewEdit

Their 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 Crisis, Nod used them extensively against stealthed and subterreanean units.

LegacyEdit

Following the Firestorm Crisis, these units were decommissioned and stealth detection was incorporated into defensive structures and fast scout units such as the CC-6 Pitbull and the Attack Bike.

AssessmentEdit

ProsEdit

  • Detects stealthed and subterranean units
  • Detects approaching enemy units
  • Wide detection range

ConsEdit

  • Lightly armoured
  • Unarmed
  • Not immune to Tiberium veins

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

GDI Logo 2030 Global Defense Initiative Second Tiberium War Arsenal GDI Logo 2030
TS Nod logo transparent Brotherhood of Nod Second Tiberium War Arsenal TS Nod logo transparent
Cabal 2 CABAL Second Tiberium War Arsenal Cabal 2
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