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The term "combat drone" actually encompasses a wide variety of war machines, but it normally refers to the Mark II Drone first built by the Taaltsyan Corporation, one of the first backers of the Consortium Revolution. While Taaltsyan manufactures a majority of Mark IIs and their later variants, the design's ubiquity and lapsed patent means it is manufactured by licensed and unlicensed manufacturers throughout the galaxy.
The basic Combat Drone squad is composed of six units armed with arm-mounted C28 Pulse Rifles, which means that Combat Drones cannot pick up or man dropped weapons. It is possible to upgrade the squad with C30 Rail Rifles, increasing their damage and range, but only three units will be upgraded with this weapon.
The squad can be upgraded to be assisted by a Mark IV Drone, a more heavily-armored drone with various systems designed to support its fellow drones. The Mark IV's Fire Control Optics allows the squad to do more damage at longer ranges. The Mark IV