Taiidan "Variis" Proximity Sensor

Homeworld Statistics

Class: Non-Combat
Build Cost
: 50 RUs
Build Time: 6 s
Maneuverability: Very High
: 250 m/s^2
Max Velocity: 1,000 m/s
Hit Points: 800
Repair Rate: -
Firepower: -
Coverage: -
Mass: 47 tons

Salvage No.: 1
Nav Lights: 0
Special Abilities

Required Tech:
Proximity Sensor

Weapons: Damage: Range: Fire Time:
None - - -
The Variis Proximity Sensor is a package of the most sophisticated Taiidani sensors mounted on a simple, but reliable, mini-fusion drive. Variis not only have extensive sensing ranges, but also have a very small visual and electronic silhouette themselves, making them difficult to spot and destroy in combat. Much more advanced than simple probes, the Variis Drones have expert systems onboard that are so sophisticated that they can even track anomalies in the background radiation of space itself. This means that a Variis can locate Kushan Cloaked Fighters by the "holes" they leave in space. Software engineers have upgraded these sensor anomalies to target status, so that a web of Variis Proximity Sensors can now track incoming cloaked ships and pass that information to Fleet Command.

This ability to see cloaked ships makes the Variis a prime target, but their relatively low production cost and the extended range of their sensors means that most commanders can easily set up overlapping fields of sensors. Enemy attempts to punch a hole through the sensor web by destroying all the Variis in a certain sector is an obvious indication of the vector that an enemy attack will be on.