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MEC Close Combat is a new Foundry project in XCOM: Enemy Within.

In-Game Description[]

Our advancements in heavy armor technology have enabled us to install better actuators and support structures in the Kinetic Strike Module. This should increase its force output by 50%.

Project Requirements[]

Prerequisites:  Heavy Weapons Platform (Foundry)
Time to Complete:  7 days
Engineers:  5

Project Cost:

Research Credits and Bonuses:

 Name  Type  Reward  Adjusted Requirement
 All Technology  Research Credit  -50% Time  3.5 days
 Future Combat  Continent Bonus (Asia)  -50% Credits  §100


  • Increases the MEC's Kinetic Strike Module (KSM) damage from 12 to 18.
  • While not stated, MEC Close Combat also causes Kinetic Strike Module not to end the MEC's turn if used as the first action. This allows up to 2 uses of KSM per turn.
  • The upgrade allows a MEC with Kinetic Strike Module to instant-kill all but the toughest late game enemies.