Research and Development
The Tech Lab is a Nod tech structure appearing in Tiberium Wars. It's primary role is to unlock the highest tier of units and structures in order to provide bases with more technologically-advanced weaponry.
Units and Structures Edit
The Tech Lab is required to produce high-tech units such as Stealth Tanks, the Specter Artillery, Avatar Warmechs, Vertigo Bombers, and Beam Cannons (though this was later transferred down to the Operation Centers in Kane's Wrath).
Although the Black Hand subfaction does not use Vertigo Bombers or Stealth Tanks, construction of the Tech Lab gives them access to Purifiers.
Dozer Blades were formerly available only from the Tech Lab but have since been moved down to the Operation Centers to make it earlier available to commanders (Kane's Wrath).
Support Powers Edit
General Nod forces can use it to arrange the Redemption support power, where groups of militants and/or rocket militants within a designated area would be converted into The Awakened if killed. Neither the Black Hand, who refused to use "soulless machines", nor Marked of Kane, who already had Awakened cyborgs in abundance, employed this.
- It is interesting to see that the Nod Tech Lab is suspiciously similar in design to its Scrin equivalent, the Technology Assembler.