|“||With the element known as "Elerium" housed within, this compact device is somehow responsible for generating the enormous amounts of power consumed by the alien vessels. Given time, we may be able to adapt this technology for our own fighter craft.||”|
|“|| Codename: Waterfall
The power supply systems recovered from the alien craft are perhaps the most important piece of technology we've retrieved so far. Although we could spend years researching the intricacies of the equipment, the urgency of our development process means we've had to rely on theoretical analysis more than I would prefer. Despite the risks involved in attempting to reverse engineer this technology, we made a number of small steps towards a fully adapted power cell. Our most important discovery so far, the element we've been referring to as "Elerium," is the vital component that provides nearly limitless energy to the alien power cells.
Although there is still much to learn, we believe it should be possible for the Engineering team to begin assembling a makeshift power cell based on our initial findings, which may prove useful in the development of an advanced fighter craft. However, we'll certainly want to do further analysis of the Elerium element that fuels the alien power systems.
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|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|