|“||Our continued research into the alien's plasma weaponry has finally uncovered a fault in the design - the plasma bolt itself begins to dissipate at extreme range. We have several theories as to how this issue might be overcome, and if successful, the result would be a sniper rifle of unparalleled power.||”|
Perhaps it was inevitable that we eventually be called upon to develop a weapon of this kind, just as we did with the advent of laser based weapons. By concentrating our efforts on a single, focused discharge of plasma, and ignoring some of the previous design constraints regarding size, weight, and rate of fire, we've developed an extremely lethal long range weapon. Our snipers will undoubtedly be pleased with this weapon's ability to devastate hostile targets from previously unheard of distances.
In any case, this weapon is now ready for fabrication in engineering.
|XCOM: Enemy Unknown Research Projects|
|Armor||Archangel Armor • Carapace Armor • Ghost Armor • Psi Armor • Skeleton Suit • Titan Armor|
|Autopsy||Berserker • Chryssalid • Cyberdisc • Drone • Ethereal • Floater • Heavy Floater • Mechtoid • Muton • Muton Elite • Sectoid • Sectoid Commander • Sectopod • Seeker • Thin Man • Xeno-Biology|
|Interrogation||Berserker • Ethereal • Floater • Heavy Floater • Muton • Muton Elite • Sectoid • Sectoid Commander • Thin Man|
|Technology||Alien Materials • Alien Nav Computer • Arc Thrower • Elerium • Ethereal Device • Experimental Warfare • Hyperwave Communication • Meld Recombination • New Fighter Craft • Outsider Shard • UFO Power Source • Weapon Fragments|
|Weaponry||Alloy Cannon • Beam Weapons • EMP Cannon • Fusion Lance • Guided Fusion Launcher • Heavy Lasers • Heavy Plasma • Light Plasma Rifle • Plasma Cannon • Plasma Pistol • Plasma Rifle • Plasma Sniper • Precision Lasers|