Missiles, two Guardian cannons (unpacked only)
Medium (100% Cannon, 75% Rocket, 25% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)
|“|| Let's pack it up and roll out!|
- A GDI Soldier in Albania
At the end of the Second Tiberium War, troops lodged numerous complaints that too many units had been lost in battle because of the lack of readily available field repair, forcing GDI High Command to call upon the Corps of Engineers to think up a solution.
When reports of the amount of material losses in frontline battle reached High Command, the figures were shocking. The average number of vehicles lost in battle during TW2 added up to more than 800,000 tons of material, an amount that GDI High Command could not simply sweep under the rug like so many other issues. Coupled with the losses in organic material (i.e. soldiers), the families of those in the field demanded better protective measures for the ones who were fighting to keep them safe. So the GDI Corps of Engineers was hired to design a utility vehicle that could simultaneously repair and defend friendly units in a small area.
The result was five years in the making. When it was revealed in December 2045, both the public and the military were surprised at its diminuitive size; it appeared to be no more than a tiny vehicle with small, clawed arms. But they were even more surprised when the utility vehicle was transformed into a short tower and deployed a set of automated repair drones, two 90mm cannons with 180 degrees of rotation, and a small top-mounted missile launcher, effectively tripling the vehicle's size and eradicating its mobility. However, it was made known that the DSDS (deployable strategic defense structure) had its own power supply and would not pull any from the main grid of a base.
After working out the various kinks, bugs and other complications that typically dog any new piece of technology, a production version of the unit designated MUV (mobile utility vehicle) made it off the production line in March, 2047.
|Deploy||Orders the Rig to unpack into a Battle Base. This ability can only be activated on flat terrain with sufficient open ground for the Rig to set up (Ctrl+A).|
The Rig is buildable from the War Factory and the Reclamator Hub. Its main role is to provide on-site repairs and defense for friendly forces. Upon deployment, the Rig would expand and deploy its three repair drones, twin Guardian Cannons and its roof-mounted SAM turret. Once deployed, the so-called 'Battle Base' would hold down a position and fend off enemy attacks.
Since it is unlikely to fend off threats on its own, friendly vehicles and infantry should be on stand by to lend additional support when required, and provide escort in-transit, as the Rig has no means of defense whilst mobile.
The Rig can also detect stealth units after being deployed, and its drones may also repair nearby aircraft.
- Rig, ready to move out!
- Rig, packed up and ready!
- Ready for that battle base!
- We got it all right here!
- Where we settin' this up?
- Rig here!
- Base defenses all packed up!
- Got it!
- Where we goin'?
- Let make it good!
- No wasting time now!
- Who's shooting at me?
- Can't stay here!
- Let's hurry up!