|“||Our research into alien weapon fragments led to the idea of portable laser weaponry. Our early prototypes have been encouraging, but we continue to struggle with issues related to heat dispersion.||”|
|“|| Codename: Sunray
By studying the methods used by the aliens to manage energy consumption and heat dissipation in their weapons, we've advanced our existing laser-based weaponry designs well beyond what we had previously envisioned. Remarkably, we now have a working prototype, a development that had at one time been considered impossible. Although we've had to reduce the size of the focusing lenses in the process, we've found very little decrease in the overall output accuracy of the weapon during initial testing.
Note that research will not be available until after first UFO contact.
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|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|