Heard you want to take down something big?
During the First Tiberium War, GDI military officers noticed the lack of a powerful but mobile long-range artillery unit that could challenge Nod's Howitzers. While the Multiple Launch Rocket System was being shifted into a more stable platform, it was deemed too slow to be quickly dragged behind frontlines. The training of special Siege Troopers began; heavy infantry armed with long-range portable mortars, offering both quick transportation in numbers via APCs and the destructive capacity comparable to heavy artillery. Due to the obvious weight of the mortar, the Siege Troopers are enhanced with a mechanical exoskeleton, courtesy of GloboTech, offering both protection and additional strength. Such technology is still in its early phases, however, so the Siege Trooper doesn't walk very fast.
- Before version 0.8, the Siege Trooper used the voiceset of the from .
- Before version 0.7, this unit was called the Siege Infantry.