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Orbital strike
Orbital Strike Slug
Unit
Affiliation

GDI icon test GDI
CNCKW ZOCOM Logo ZOCOM
CNCKW Steel Talons Logo Steel Talons

Role

Support power

Armament

Mjolnir rods

Production
Cost

$3000

Build time

7:00

Requires

Space Command Uplink

Function
Abilities

Launches a series of highly destructive slugs from an orbital platform.

CNCKW Orbital Strike Cameo
KW Orbital Strike Icons

The orbital strike capability allows GDI Commanders to provide orbital fire support for its ground forces using the Thor's Hammer orbital attack satellites loaded with Mjolnir kinetic harpoons. This technology is an old concept called Rods from God, dating back from the late 20th century. Instead of ionized beams, the strike uses a kinetic kill vehicle (called an orbital slug, and usually a mixture of cobalt and tungsten) to inflict significant damage in an area. Basically, a giant rod is fired from orbit onto a target. When it impacts, the kinetic energy of the rod releases heat and energy, damaging the target. A warhead would be redundant for such a weapon.

Sources

The codenames come from filenames used by the game for this support power.

GDI icon test Global Defense Initiative Third Tiberium War Arsenal GDI icon test
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