Fleet Supply Cruiser
The supply vessel is used during the construction of Alien colonies or for supplying existing colonies. It carries Alien nutrients, DNA, foetuses and other biological components.
Damage capacity: 2000
Weapon Power: 70
Weapon Range: 304 km
Maximum Speed: 3400 knots
Fleet Supply Cruisers serve very few purposes: they may show up in auxiliary roles during the final stage of Alien Base and Alien Infiltration missions, but their main role is, unsurprisingly, to supply existing alien bases.
Being mostly a freighter, a Fleet Supply Cruiser has a weak crew compared to the value of the ship and its cargo. It's a common tactic not to eliminate a base but instead to redirect the regular deliveries into one's own stores. However, Alien Supply missions usually happen in the dead of night.
Note: The Fleet Supply Cruiser's interception image is switched with that of the Battleship in-game. This is almost certainly a bug (the UFOpaedia images are not switched, and looks a lot more like the respective subs) and so the UFOpaedia images are listed here and on the Battleship page.
|Ion Beam Accelerators||$250,000||4||$1,000,000|
|Alien Sub Construction||$20,000||2||$40,000|
|Alien Learning Arrays||$20,000||4||$80,000|
|Alien Re-Animation Zone||$100||5||$500|
* Needs testing to determine actual number.
** This crew will not normally be encountered, as Mixed crews do not perform Alien Colony Expansion, Alien Infiltration or Colony Supply Missions.