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The Lance (XG9) is a direct successor to the Javelin (XG8), and like its predecessor it represents a fusion of human and Guardian technology. The fighter is both agile and fast, but it has a relatively light hull, so once its shields are down it is comparatively vulnerable. This model is equipped with an integrated gauss weapon.

— In-Game Description

The XG9 Lance is a Ship-Launched Fighter created by the Engineer Ram Tah using Guardian technology and designs obtained from Guardian Beacons. It is equipped with three Fixed Gauss Focus Cannons.[1]


In contrast with human-manufactured Ship-Launched Fighters, the XG9 Lance is an all-rounder that relies on its unique Guardian weaponry. It is slightly slower than the F63 Condor, slightly less manoeuvrable than the Gu-97, and has significantly less armour than the Taipan, but its damage output is substantial, especially against Thargoid craft.

The Lance's Gauss Focus Cannon is a projectile weapon with the second highest damage-per-shot (94) of all three Guardian hybrid fighters. It has a moderate rate-of-fire, but limited ammo, high heat generation, and reduced effectiveness against shields. The latter two traits make the Lance better suited for anti-Thargoid combat; the high heat generation may help burn off the caustic effect from Thargoid weapons fire, and most Thargoid ships either have no shields or generate shields intermittently.


The XG9 Lance can be permanently unlocked for purchase by providing the following Materials to a Guardian Technology Broker: