Scanner Targeting Enhancement

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The Scanner Targeting Enhancement is a useful addition to any ship. It adds several improvements upon the ship's basic ID system, displaying:

  • A target lock box (reticle) around the selected object.
  • An arrow directional indicator anchored to the cross-hairs.
  • The object's name from the ID computer.
  • The distance to target in km.
  • The object's legal status (if available).


  • The STE is activated by pressing r on your astrogation console, and will lock onto the next object to pass in front of the cross-hairs.
  • A selected ID target may be transferred to missile target by pressing t.
  • To deactivate the STE, hit u.


Price:  450.0 ₢.
Techlevel: 12

Related Equipment

The Integrated Targeting System (ITS) requires both the STE and the Target System Memory Expansion (TSME) to identify past locked targets and ease their recollection as current targets by the TSME.

NB: The ANTS (Advanced Naval Targeting System) was a proposed addition to Oolite back in 2006 which never quite made it: Advanced Naval Targeting System



Oolite Equipment
Standard Equipment
Astrogation ConsoleCargo HoldCompassEnergy banksEngine/Main Drive • HUDIFF ScannerLife Support SystemsMissilePulse LaserShieldsShip's HullTorus Jump DriveView Screen • Witchspace/Hyperspace Drive
Optional Equipment
Advanced Navigational ArrayAdvanced Space CompassCargo Bay ExpansionDocking ComputersE.C.M. SystemEscape PodExtra Energy UnitExternal Heat ShieldingFuel ScoopsGalactic HyperdriveIntegrated Targeting SystemMilitary Shield EnhancementMulti-Targeting SystemNaval Energy UnitPassenger BerthScanner Targeting EnhancementShield BoostersTarget System Memory ExpansionWitchdrive Fuel InjectorsWormhole Scanner
Beam LaserECM Hardened MissileEnergy BombMilitary LaserMining LaserMissilePulse LaserQuirium Cascade MineTwin Plasma Cannon