Adaptive armor was a GDI vehicle upgrade. It was developed by the Steel Talons experimental combat technology division in the interim between the Second and Third Tiberium Wars. It was normally retrofitted onto Titan Mk. II battle walkers and Mammoth 27 tanks.
The armor was not a passive system. Upon activation it conferred improved durability and immunity to EMP; a drawback was it resulted in a reduced rate of fire of the vehicle's weapons. between a titan that had the adaptive armor activated and one that didnt the titan with the armor activate lost 1 complete shot from the one that didnt have it activated, in a 1 on 1 titan face off this made the difference in the amount of damage equal. it is advised not to use Adaptive armor in 1 on 1s because of this fact
Adaptive armor may be used in conjunction with the Railgun Accelerator. The accelerator almost restores the rate of fire to normal, while the armor partially mitigates the damage inflicted on the vehicle by the accelerator. The Adaptive armor was also usefull for allowing a particular unit, such as the mamoth, to take all the abuse for the other units with the adaptive armor actived, while the other units have the Railgun Accearator active. Adaptive armor was also usefull if units had to pull out of a hot spot, as it allowed them better survival chances.