The Scorpion’s rugged, adaptable design has changed little from its origins at the dawn of human interstellar colonization. This vehicles has remained in service due a combination of affordability, simplicity, and versatility that is difficult to match by other – supposedly superior – designs. The Scorpion’s functional uses are numerous and varied, though the UNSC uses it predominantly for direct assault, localized defense, and anti-armor operations. The new M820 model of the storied Scorpion is half the mass of the old M808, yet has nearly identical firepower and armor protection.
The M290-M “Gungoose” is the latest military version of the popular Mongoose all-terrain vehicle produced by AMG Transport Dynamics. Fitted with two grenade launchers, the Gungoose retains the Mongoose’s famous maneuverability while allowing for Spartan drivers to conduct harassing hit-and-run strikes.
Compact, nimble, and bristling with firepower, the Phaeton gunship provides air support for Promethean forces. Employed in the billions during the Forerunners’ long, fruitless, war against the virulent Flood the Phaeton once again takes to the skies to strike against Covenant and UNSC forces.
The MA5D Assault Rifle is the latest model of Misriah Armory's famous MA5 Individual Combat Weapon System (ICWS) series. These exceptionally resilient, gas-operated, magazine-fed, automatic rifles are lethally efficient, regardless of hostile environmental conditions or duration of use in the field.
The Mantis is an all-environment bipedal walker used by the UNSC military. An evolution of earlier research and development involving military exoskeletons, the Mantis also integrates many technologies – such as shield generators and neural interface controls - created for the Spartans’ MJOLNIR power armor. The Mantis weapon package consists of a M655 20mm rotary autocannon and six-chamber M5920 rocket launcher.
Available in a bewildering number of models and unique variants, the D-79 Pelican dropship is the UNSC’s most recognizable troop and materiel transport. These workhorse craft are equally at home in orbit and atmosphere, and have even been pressed into use for short interplanetary trips.