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- "Shot it right at the little Gruntie from my concealed position. Hit him square between the eyes. He sorta yelped, and ran right back to his Lance, right to the feet of the Brute commander, wailing like a child. That's when I detonated it. Whole entire Lance went up in a puff of smoke."
- ―Anonymous UNSC Serviceman
The M363B Remote Projectile Detonator is a small, handheld munition system used for a variety of specialised roles by Marine and Army infantrymen, SOCOM operators and militia personnel.
The M363B RPD is the successor to the M363, manufactured at the end of the war, and during the inter war years. The weapon was designed as a low cost anti-armour weapon, being easy to manufacture, simple to use and capable of using a wide variety of munitions for different targets. As such, it was often deployed to militia and infantry forces in urban combat situations, and delivered to forces fighting occupations when the UNSC couldn't transport heavier arms, or armoured units. Its compact size, and simple design caught the eye of Special Operations Command, and in the post war years they worked on a improved version with Acheron Security for use with SOCOM, regular units and militias.
The M363B uses a unique 60mm round, designed to be fired a short distance at low velocity, under its own power. While the payload of different rounds may vary, what they all have in common is two features. They have a unique forward surface, designed to adhere to almost any surface, and stay there for a long period of time. It uses strong electrostatic reactions to create a bond between it and the object it struck, allowing it to stick to a wall, a moving vehicle, or a person. The second common feature is the remote detonation system, which allows it to be remotely detonated. This remote detonation system responds to a coded signal linked to the firing platform, though this encoded channel can be accessed by other detonator platforms. This encoded detonator emits a 'blip' at every half second, updating its position to the detonating platform.