The Orbiter carries a smaller vessel called a Landing Craft, which are the actual ships that deliver the Tenno into the combat zone. Rugged and dependable, Landing Craft are capable of travel in a variety of environments, including deep space, planetary atmospheres, and even through the ocean depths.
A Tenno rides a Landing Craft by magnetically attaching to a covered passenger compartment by its underbelly, which flips them over inside so they are lying on their back when they deploy into the mission's Insertion point by simply dropping down from it. Landing Craft can also position themselves vertically on extraction points, where the Tenno can ride simply by stepping into the passenger compartment's human-shaped recess, where they are secured before the Landing Craft can depart. Landing Craft can also carry heavy cargo like Fomorian Power Cores by using a tractor beam to attach objects to its underside.
There are currently four variants of Landing Craft available to the Tenno, all of which have their own unique Air Support ability that can assist players in a mission once called upon by using Air Support Charges. Players can switch between available Landing Craft through the Main Menu, and selecting Equipment > Landing Craft > Select Landing Craft. The choice of currently equipped Landing Craft will determine the type of Air Support that the player's Air Support Charges will activate.
- Main article: Liset
The Liset is a Landing Craft that is earned during the first story quest Vor's Prize along with the various segments for the ship. When the Liset is the player's selected Landing Craft, Air Support Charges will initiate Override, negating any lockdowns or alarms on the tileset without requiring the player to hack a console, and will also temporarily halt any countdown timers that activate during Rescue and Spy missions.
- Main article: Mantis
The Mantis is a Landing Craft, which can serve as an alternative transportation choice to the Liset. If the Mantis is the selected Landing Craft, using an Air Support Charge will have Ordis deploy a Med Tower resembling a Life Support Capsule that heals for 100 Health upon each activation, with each Med Tower providing up to 20 healing charges that can be activated by any player. The Mantis landed in Update 17.5.
- Main article: Scimitar
The Scimitar is a Landing Craft, which can serve as an alternative transportation choice to the Liset. If the Scimitar is the selected Landing Craft, using an Air Support Charge will have Ordis deploy a Carpet Bomb ability. The Scimitar landed in Update 18.0.
|Liset • Mantis • Scimitar • Xiphos|