Tactical Missiles are range weapons, used against immovable or not moving targets. Compared to minor missiles they have to be produced, but have a significant higher damage and range.
All tactical missiles from all factions have similar specifications. A Cybran tactical missile can be shot down by one TMD projectile instead of two, but the missile will split into three smaller missiles as a result.
Tactical Missiles can be built by:
- Tactical Missile Launchers (TML)
- Armored Command Unit (upgraded)
- Support Command Unit (upgraded)
Aeon and Cybran Commanders can not upgrade a TML. The Seraphim SCU is the only one which can upgrade the TML.
Strategic missiles are long range weapons with a huge area damage effect. They ignore shields and can only be countered by a strategic defense missile.
Strategic missiles can be built by:
- Tech 3 Strategic Missile Launcher
- Tech 3 Strategic Missile Submarine
- Seraphim Tech 3 Battleship
- Seraphim Experimental Missile launcher
The UEF ACU Nuclear Warhead occupies a special position within the missiles. Although it is classified as an advanced tactical missile, and can be countered by a tactical missile defense, it will be listed here for comparison because of its similarities to strategic missiles.