All Caldari Subsystems

Caldari Subsystems

Tengu Core - Augmented Graviton Reactor
Comprised of countless nanomachines that enhance the energy flow from a ship's graviton reactor, this core subsystem offers a pilot the option of increasing the power grid and capacitor capacity of their vessel. Designers of Tech III vessels were initially hampered by the problem of how to design a modular ship that could swap out basic engineering upgrades on a per-need basis. This proved particularly true when it came to reinforcing a vessel's power grid and capacitor banks without the use of batteries. In the end, the provision of nanomachines constructed from fullerene-based polymers allowed for solutions that had only existed in theory up until that point.
Tengu Core - Electronic Efficiency Gate
New technologies have resulted in a noticeable increase in CPU efficiency, as better nanotech enables further miniaturization of circuits, the result of which is a marked decrease in system bottlenecking. This electronic efficiency gate capitalizes on that technology, offering a pilot greater CPU output and significantly improved sensor integrity.
Tengu Core - Obfuscation Manifold
This subsystem operates using the same fundamental mechanics as the signal distortion amplifier. When installed into a Tech III vessel, the fullerene-based components resonate with any ECM modules fitted. When combined with sleeper-derived enhancements to ship heat tolerances the result is a ship capable of extended periods of powerful targeted disruption.
Tengu Defensive - Amplification Node
When confronted with the challenge of adapting Sleeper designs to produce shield boost amplification systems, Caldari engineers turned to the defense systems used by certain Talocan structures that had also been found in a few ancient ruins. In some rare cases, the shielding systems on Talocan facilities were constructed using a harmony of Sleeper and Talocan designs. The first successful production of a shield boost amplification node drew heavily upon early study of this particular combination.
Tengu Defensive - Covert Reconfiguration
From the moment Strategic Cruisers became a reality, there were whispers amongst the scientific community about the potential for advances in cloaking technology. They remained that alone for the longest time, with few involved in the reverse engineering process willing to share any news of their discoveries. Everyone knew that, should the technology ever become a reality, the capabilities of the new Strategic Cruisers would change overnight. Emboldened by the development of other, more specialized subsystems, engineers and astrophysicists alike began to investigate modifications to a Strategic Cruiser that could aid their fellow scientists and explorers. The first reverse-engineering projects were predominantly focused on ways to improve a vessel's astrometric capabilities. The two-pronged solution of boosting both the strength of the launchers and the probes they deployed proved to be the most popular design in the end. It was not long after the first designs were sold that others took notice and began to reverse-engineer their own. Soon enough, the subsystem was catapulted into mainstream Tech III subsystem manufacture, although perhaps for more than just that one reason.
Tengu Defensive - Supplemental Screening
Making full use of recent scientific advances afforded by the discovery of ancient technologies, Caldari starship designers have reverse engineered the equipment behind the Sleeper's metallofullerene armor plating. Through a complex substitution method, skilled engineers and physicists have been able to supplement a Tengu's shields, offering increased survivability for a pilot under heavy fire.
Tengu Offensive - Accelerated Ejection Bay
This missile launcher system was formed not from the missile bays of Sleeper drones, but from the direct-fire turrets and hardpoints salvaged from them instead. Adapting the underlying technology behind the drones' rapid-firing turrets for their own missile systems, Caldari engineers have managed to revolutionize modular launching mechanisms, improving launch speed and kinetic warhead payloads.
Tengu Offensive - Magnetic Infusion Basin
This subsystem serves as a specialized storage bin for a ship's hybrid ammo. The basin, however, also serves as a cyclotron, infusing the ammo with magnetic energy immediately before it is injected into the turret. The amplified ammo has an increased range and damage potential.
Tengu Offensive - Support Processor
After countless failed projects over the years, the dream of linking fleets with sub-Battlecruiser hulls was eventually shelved and relegated to the realm of engineering theory. It remained this way for some time, tempting few starship manufacturers to revisit the challenge, even after the discovery of ancient Sleeper designs and the influx of fullerene-based technology. It was not until the first Strategic Cruiser hulls began appearing in small numbers across the empires that they began to truly appreciate the potential Tech III vessels had for modifications. Not long after, the first support processor housing became a reality, capable of mounting command bursts and repair projectors with equal ease. Although what it delivered as a standalone unit was undoubtedly impressive, what would count more in time was the way it served as a catalyst. The unit demonstrated to the wider spacefaring industry that the possibilities for Tech III ships were broader than first imagined, and in doing so, it heralded the beginning of even more radical and innovative designs.
Tengu Propulsion - Chassis Optimization
This subsystem exploits the latest technological advances afforded by discovery of the ancient Sleeper race's own designs. Optimizations made to the chassis allow for vast improvements to be made to a Tengu's agility and base velocity. Although the various layout optimizations sacrifice other options for propulsion customization, the flow-on effects from an improvement in base agility make it an attractive upgrade for those whose Tech III vessels are in need of an overall mobility increase.
Tengu Propulsion - Fuel Catalyst
The ancient Sleeper race was known to have mastered various sustainable energy technologies including thermoelectric systems, which they usually built directly into a vessel's hull. Capsuleer reverse-engineers took little time to adapt salvaged versions of these Sleeper energy systems into their own modular Tech III vessel pieces. Thanks to widespread demand in the Caldari transport industry, fuel catalyst systems were one of the first to be developed. Making full use of locally generated thermoelectric power, they are able to supplement the fuel needs of an afterburner. This process makes it possible to inject fuel in larger amounts for the same capacitor cost, offering pilots a significant boost to the velocity increase from afterburners.
Tengu Propulsion - Interdiction Nullifier
Dubbed the “interdiction nullifier” by the Guristas, who suffered its first introduction on the battlefield, this subsystem grants a startling and unprecedented capability; an immunity to non-targeted interdiction such as mobile warp disruptors and interdiction spheres. The origins of the first “nullifier” designs are shrouded in mystery, but the subsystem's initial production of is thought to have taken place soon after the wormhole openings, and well before the technology became widespread knowledge. Not long after the first Tengu were designed, the Caldari Navy intercepted emergency transmissions from Guristas fleets across Venal, Tenal and Vale of the Silent. All of the reports made mention of Loki-class vessels slipping past defensive deployments and into core Guristas territory despite all efforts to stop the ships or slow them down. Following these reports, rumors spread that other groups began to discover and implement this extraordinary new technology, and yet of all the factions that leapt upon the opportunity, none were so eager or ruthless in their own race to capitalize as the independent capsuleer and pirate organizations that make the nullsec frontiers their home.