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Surveyor Tower

This tower-turret type scans deep into the ground, and detects all naturally occuring resources within its scanning range. It can be automated if mobile. The Surveyor tower-turret is especially suited for detecting hostile entities. Such turret types are manadatory in order to see hostile forces approaching, as well as their attacks. Offensive turrets usually lack the necessary scanning range to see where they are shooting and depend on this turret type to reside in the vicinity.

Surveyor towers can be used to detect natural resources, but their usefulness is very limited here. Their actual purpose lies in detecting changes in underground terrain. Regular radars have very limited capacity to penetrate the ground. Surveyors, on the other hand, can scan deep into the ground to detect subsurface hostile activities. Being unaffected by matter, they are also useful to scan through constructed walls.