Laser Defense Array (Apocalypse)

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The Laser Defense Array will automatically attempt to destroy incoming missiles. Unfortunately, it rarely does enough damage to the missiles to destroy them unless a Missile Evasion Matrix is active or additional arrays are present. All defense arrays have a complete circle firing arc, allowing them to fire at missiles in any direction.

Laser Defense Arrays cannot be mounted on ground vehicles and must be mounted on a ship with a sufficiently large weapon hardpoint. Due to its awkward shape and size, only Hawk Air Warrior or X-COM hybrid aircraft are capable of mounting them.

The defense arrays unfortunately have one major drawback. Unless mounted onto a ship that's dedicated purely for anti-missile countermeasures, each turret will seriously affect a ships firepower.

Defense arrays normally only target missiles, however they can be turned against enemy targets when fired on manual control. The attacks do not do much damage individually, but the rapid rate of fire and circular firing arc compensates for this. UFOs with thick hulls such as the two capital ships cannot be harmed by the weak attacks, but disruptor shields, weaker UFOs and conventional enemy aircraft will sustain considerable damage.


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Apocalypse Insignia X-COM: Apocalypse\Vehicles\Vehicle Equipment
Air
Weapons Apoc 40mm auto cannon.png 40mm Auto-Cannon
Apoc bolter laser gun.png Bolter 4K Laser Gun Apoc lancer laser gun.png Lancer 7K Laser Gun
Apoc rendor plasma gun.png Rendor Plasma Gun Apoc lineage plasma cannon.png Lineage Plasma Cannon Apoc plasma multi system.png Plasma Multi-System
Apoc janitor missile array.png Janitor Missile Array Apoc prophet missile launcher.png Prophet Missile Array Apoc justice missile launcher.png Justice Missile Launcher Apoc retribution missile launcher.png Retribution Missile Launcher
Apoc laser defense array.png Laser Defense Array Apoc plasma defense array.png Plasma Defense Array

Apoc light disruptor beam.png Light Disruptor Beam Apoc medium disruptor beam.png Medium Disruptor Beam Apoc heavy disruptor beam.png Heavy Disruptor Beam
Apoc disruptor bomb launcher.png Disruptor Bomb Launcher Apoc disruptor multi bomb launcher.png Disruptor Multi-Bomb Launcher
Apoc stasis bomb launcher.png Stasis Bomb Launcher

Engines
Ground
Weapons Apoc 40mm auto cannon turret.png 40mm Auto Cannon Turret Apoc airguard anti air cannon.png Airguard Anti-Air Cannon Apoc glm array.png GLM Array
Apoc plasma turret cannon.png Plasma Turret Cannon Apoc glm air defense.png GLM Air Defense Apoc rumble cannon.png Rumble Cannon
Engines
Shared
Add-Ons Weapons Control System (Light, Medium, Heavy, Advanced)
Transport Module (Cargo, Passenger, Bio-Transport)
Small / Large Disruption Shield
Missile Evasion Matrix, Cloaking Field
Teleporter