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Plasma Cannon is a research project in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game Description[]


With additional insulation to protect the avionics, it should be possible to equip our Interceptors with plasma weapons. By integrating a larger version of the containment housing developed for our other plasma weaponry, the end result would be an extremely effective ship-based cannon.

Project Report[]

Codename: Snapdragon

As we've continually strived to "even the odds" for our pilots facing the alien craft in combat, one of our most important developments was the research engineering of their plasma-based weaponry. Having successfully created a variant for our troops on the ground, the most difficult part of our work was already done. Increasing the size and firepower of these weapons for an application suitable to our Interceptors was a relatively straightforward process. Once we confirmed that the ship itself could handle the stress associated with firing these weapons, it was simply a matter of scaling up the device and creating an appropriate mount.

We believe the plasma cannon is now ready for general fabrication in engineering, and I'm confident our pilots will appreciate the additional firepower it provides.

Project Requirements[]

PrerequisitesLight Plasma Rifle or Plasma Rifle
Research Point Cost: 200 Points
Project Cost: 10 Elerium, 30 Weapon Fragments

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