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The AN/PSQ-5 Heads Up Display, also known as the AC5 by its manufacturer is the successor to Acumen Science Laboratories' highly successful AC4 Helmet Mounted Display. The UNSC, impressed by the tactical ability of the AC4, sponsored Acumen to produce a unit to see use with all UNSC ground forces.


The AN/PSQ-5 HUD works by linking 13 soldiers into the UNSC War Net via the TACCOM. By patching directly into the UNSC TACCOM network, it can allow anybody within the UNSC and a certain distance to patch into the unit and observe their current combat capacity and status. The HUD can report injuries in squad members through links to the Body Armour, showing vitals and heartrates next to the soldier's name for quick identification, which is retrieved through their file in the UNSC network. The HUD can generate a field view of the surrounding area, report feeds from various sensor systems that may be present on the armour, bring up images from other squad members, UAVs and other recon and sensor assets, an ammunition counter and an energy shield meter. In the field it's microproccessors will identify friendly units and signal them with a 'green box' with their vitals and name noted and enemy targets confirmed through recon assets either on the helmet, drone recon or other recon assets are marked with a red box, usually with information bearing to their weaponry and 'type'.

The AN/PSQ-5 is linked to a whole squad, 13 soldiers at the max, and its information is in the heavily encrypted TACCOM channel, allowing anybody with UNSC access to gain access to it and read it's assets. This allows even units from different regiments to work together seamlessly.

In addition, the AN/PSQ-5 integrates with the systems of any particular vehicle, aircraft, or ship that the user is making use of, and it is equipped to all armor suits that the UNSC employs, including MJOLNIR VII, M4A2, and M6B. The AN/PSQ-5 also has a 'free standing' variant not linked to a helmet.

Equipment of the UNSC

Armour Systems

M4A2 Body Armour | M6B SOBA | M7 OGRe | M19 HazOp Armour | M26 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Armour | MJOLNIR Mk. VII | SPI Mk. III | M37 Pressure Suit | M11 Stealth Suit | Advanced Combat Engagement System | ARES | Infantry Shield Grading | Infantry Body Armour | Nanotech Polymers | Bio-Tech Force Enhancement | AEGIS | AURA Module

Camouflage Technology

Active Camouflage field | Camouflage Cloak Mark II | DU-35 Optical Camouflage | Active camo Tech | ECM Technology | 2606 Thermal Optical Camouflage

Warship Technology

Capital Ship Shield Grading | Shaw-Fujikawa Model 52 | Plasma Fusion Drive | Firestorm CIWS | Windstorm CIWS | Thunderstorm CIWS | Decoy Launcher | AN/SLQ-1011 PAVE FAITH | Slipspace Scrambler Installation | Ship Armour Plating | Ship Boring Umbilical Laser | High Orbit Precision Entry | Starcraft Weaponry (Necros)

Spacecraft Technology

Starcraft Shield Grading | Spacecraft armour | DECEPTION | Area Defence and Interception System | X-13 Series | SUBTERFUGE


TERRA Ion Satellite | LUNA Laser Satellite | SOL Laser Satellite | COMET Directed EMP Satellite | METEOR Kinetic Bombardment Weapon | ASTEROID Kinetic Bombardment Weapon | HELIOS Satellite

Aircraft Technology

BELLIGERENT | Gunpod Technology | Hardpoint Systems | X-13 Series | SUBTERFUGE

Ground Vehicle Technology

M980 WAO/AM DW | CARAPACE DAPS | Armour technology | ADIS System | REBOUND | NOCTURNAL | BLINDER | Artillery Fire Control System | PALADIN Weapon Station | NEMESIS | AN/VLQ-1010 PAVE HOPE

Stationary Weapons

Mk, 2588 Trebuchet MAC | M388B Hecatoncheires ADS | M389A Briareos ADS | M8A2 Wolf Spider ADS | Longbow Missile silo

Mobile Equipment/Weapons

Shortbow Missile Trailer | MOLE

Infantry Equipment

Ghost | Defuser | DV-4 Energy Shield | DV-5 Energy Shield | SL-4 Beacon | Misriah Rails | Radio Pack | Communication Pack | Battle Dress Utilities | Battle Equipment Utilities | AC4 Helmet Mounted Display | AC5 Heads Up Display | M-1126 Explosives Installation Tool | ABC Scrambler | Electronic Engagement System | Cybernetic Attack System | PAVE ROOK Sensor | SPHINX System | G-Pack | M35 Beacon

Mobile Equipment

B-68 Command Post | Type-D Resupply Canister

Medical Technology

Elixia | Biofoam | Defibrillator | Adrenal Booster | MethAmp | Reflex Enhancer | K-Boost

Other Technology

War Net | Artificial Intelligence (Necros) | LAIRD | RATS | Liquid State Electronics | EXCALIBUR | Pyrosene-VI