NE-BA-20 "Stalker" Partial Body Armor
This partial armor is light, providing increased physical protection without sacrificing mobility and stealth. The Stalker contains an advanced version of` the sound dampening system found in the heavier armors and is excellent for light combat, urban environments, and missions of sabotage, assassination and espionage.
Class: Non-Environmental Thermo-Kinetic Body Armor.
Size: Human equivalent.
Weight: Light: 7 pounds (3.1 kg).
Mobility: Excellent; no penalties on physical skills or movement.
Color: Comes standard in black, costs a 10% premium for other colors.
M.D.C. by Location:
Head/Helmet — 30 (open Faced helmet; will need air filter)
Arms — 18 each
Legs — 28 each
Main Body — 45
Special Features: Does not have the standard environmental body armor properties, but is resistant to heat, fire, explosions and bullet impact, all of which do 25% less damage than usual.
Comes standard with a directional, short range radio built into the helmet (5 miles/8 km range), and a pair of forearm mounted, retractable Vibro-Blades (one in each forearm): +2D4 M.D. for hand to hand combat.
Cost: 25,000 credits (40,000 on the Black Market; hard to find).
Note: For an extra 35,000 credits, the armor can be surface coated with a fiber-optic material that can change colors to match the general environment, just like the bestselling NE-C20 Camouflage Variable Armor. The color change takes 1D4 melees (15 to 60 seconds), in which the suit becomes the exact same color as the predominant one in the area. ln the woods, the suit will also create stripes and blotches of lighter and darker colors like a camouflage pattern: Bonus: + 10% to camouflage/hide when motionless and concealed by underbrush (or a -10% penalty for others to Detect Ambush and Detect Concealment), and +5% to the wearer's Prowl skill, The Fiber-optic material lasts for one year or 50 M.D.C. points of damage, whichever comes first.