The Cyclops Tactical Laser functions as a USA anti-air and anti-missile defensive emplacement, depending on which mode is active.
Officially marketed as the Super-Intensity Chemical Laser Operations Protection System - or SICLOPS - but more sensibly referred to as the Cyclops by American troops, this tactical high-energy laser is widely regarded as the ultimate in anti-air defence systems. Its ability to annihilate enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles in flight is unparalleled, if only limited by its massive power consumption. A special naval version of the Cyclops has largely replaced the aging Phalanx CIWS on the newer generation of American warships while the ground-based version has also been delivered to close American allies such as Japan and Israel, where it cast a figurative shield of protection over major military facilities and cities during the Korean Unification War and the Great Middle Eastern War of the 2030s respectively.
Anti-Aircraft Targeting Mode
The Cyclops powers up to high-intensity laser beams which can target aircraft in long ranges with long delay between shots.
Anti-Missile Targeting Mode
The Cyclops powers down to low-intensity laser beams which can target missiles and rockets in short ranges with very fast delay between shots.