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Carapace Armor is a research project in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]


We've continued our experiments on the alien alloys, and one of the proposed applications is a lighter, stronger form of body armor. Our early tests are very encouraging.

Project Report[]

Codename: Thorax

We've succeeded in creating an advanced suit of body armor based on the alien alloys recovered from the field. These are the same materials used extensively by the aliens in the hull plating and internal structure of their craft. As we've already seen, the UFOs are capable of sustaining heavy impacts with only minor structural damage, which inspired our research into personal armor plating of the same design.

However the downside to this exotic material is that we have no way of replicating it on Earth. With a limited pool of resources available for future projects, we'll need to manage our use of these alloys carefully. The engineering team is awaiting orders to begin the fabrication process. Once completed we can see how this "Carapace" armor fares on the battlefield.

Project Requirements[]

Prerequisites: Alien Materials research
Research Point Cost: 140 Points
Project Cost: 10 Alloys

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