|“|| Lets pack it up and roll out!|
- GDI Soldier telling the Rig to pack up at Albania
The Rig is a slow moving utility vehicle appearing in Tiberium Wars.
At the end of the Second Tiberium War, lodged numerous complaints that too many units had been lost in battle because of the lack of readily available field repair forced 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, an amount that GDI High Command couldn't 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. The vehicles was dubbed the "rig."
After working out the various kinks, bugs and other complications the typically dog any new piece of technology, a production version, the MUV (mobile utility vehicle), made it off the production line in March, 2047.