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'''Advance 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|GTA ''Charybdis'']] and the [[GVA Setekh|GVA ''Setekh'']] are considered AWACS ships. They give the following advantage to all friendly targets:
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[[Image:Gtacharybdis.jpg|thumb|250px|right|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|GTA ''Charybdis'']] and the [[GVA Setekh|GVA ''Setekh'']] are considered AWACS ships.  
*better beam weapon accuracy
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*detection of stealth fighters and bombers
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They give the following advantage to all friendly targets:
*blocking communication and often confuse radars
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*Better beam weapon accuracy
*enables confused radars to properly detect enemy craft
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*Detection of stealth fighters and bombers
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*Blocking communication and often confuse radars
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*Enables confused radars to properly detect enemy craft
  
 
==Notes to mission designers==
 
==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.
 
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.
 
==External links==
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AWACS The article about AWACS in wikipedia]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:49, 15 May 2011

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.