was designed for one purpose: scouting. Its maneuverability, high
speed, and jump capacity allow it to avoid trouble easily. Poorly
gunned and armored, it can only engage the lightest of 'Mechs with
a reasonable assurance of victory.
Enhanced sensor arrays and a high-resolution targeting and tracking
system supply the Ostscout with a constant stream of data about its
surroundings, and powerful narrow-band communications equipment allows
the it to report from deep inside enemy territory. With a maximum
speed of 129.6 kilometers per hour, the Ostscout can cover ground
quickly. Specialized equipment allows it to map as it goes, recording
environmental, hydrological, and geological information. Unusual features
are automatically noted and brought to the pilot's attention by the
To avoid interference from the magnetohydrodynamic systems, the sensor
arrays were installed outside the main chassis. The Ostscout uses
its actuator systems to aim its sensor arrays, often travels slowly
through interesting areas, waving the arrays in seemingly random patterns.
Because the Ostscout has a history of avoiding firefights whenever
possible, many are in mint condition and still possess their original
League sensor arrays and data evaluation systems. Because these systems
are nearly unique today, commanders have consistently attempted to
keep the Ostscout out of battle.