Cradle-mounted impact absorber well suited for high-mass, low-velocity collisions common in the rings, as well as microwave beams and laser beams. Does not provide suitable protection from hypervelocity impacts of mass-drivers. Cradle can be disengaged in an emergency.
- Provides protection against heat, microwave, and low to mid velocity impacts.
- Can be ejected by disabling the hardpoint.
- Empty cradle arm can catch drones and lifepods.