Advanced Warning And Control System

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The GTA Charybdis, an example of an AWACS ship.
Advanced Warning and Control System, more commonly known simply as AWACS, is a piece of equipment which only special ship classes have. In FreeSpace, the GTA Charybdis and the GVA Setekh are considered AWACS ships.

They give the following advantage to all friendly targets:

  • Better beam weapon accuracy
  • Detection of stealth fighters and bombers
  • Blocking communication and often confuse radars
  • Enables confused radars to properly detect enemy craft

Notes to mission designers

The AWACS ship should lose its ability after its radar dome is destroyed. You have to manually script it in your Events Menu. Use the is-subsystem-destroyed-delay and the set-awacs-radius commands to do this.