The Nuclear Small Arms Project

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The Nuclear Small Arms Project
Type Expedition
Rating Unrated
Found in 1-3 high, 4 low
Max ship size
Faction Angel Cartel
Damage to deal Explosive damage Ex
Kinetic damage Kin
Damage to
62% Explosive damage Ex
22% Kinetic damage Kin
Sig. Strength Escalates from Angel Watch

The Nuclear Small Arms Project is an expedition that escalates from Angel Watch combat site. The escalation has four locations. Generally three of the locations are in high security space while the last one is in low security space.

Escalation message:
Your instruments suddenly flash a string of emergency messages. A transport ship connected to this station is reporting a malfunction and provides its location.

1st location

The are has four missile batteries. Attacking each of them will trigger one battery wave. Killing the commander frigate may trigger the escalation.

Initial defenders

Commander Frigate 0-1 x Commander Frigate Domination Raider Escalation trigger Can drop faction modules, BPCs or implants
Cruiser 2 x Cruiser Gistum Centurion/Phalanx
Battlecruiser 1 x Battlecruiser Gistatis Legionnaire/Primus
Sentry 4 x Sentry Gistum Heavy Missile Battery ATtacking each triggers a battery wave
Sentry 1 x Sentry Angel Stasis Tower Stasis Webifier

Battery wave (x4)

Destroyer 3-4 x Destroyer Gistior Defacer/...
Cruiser 3-4 x Cruiser Gistum Centurion/Phalanx
Escalation message:
All of a sudden your instruments flash a string of messages, a transport ship connected to this station is reporting a malfunction and gives this location ...

2nd location

After warping in you receive a message about interacting with a disabled mammoth (large collidable object). You need to shoot it with a turret/launcher. Drones won't do anything. EWAR modules will work, though.

Shortly after warp-in
The Broken Down Mammoth in the area seems to be submitting strange radio-waves. Perhaps if you interacted with it in some way ...
Initial ship

Industrial 1 x Industrial Broken-Down Mammoth Attacking triggers waves
In local:
A small group of Angel ships have warped into the area.

Ship Computer: Distress signals can be detected being sent between the Drone Controllers.

The Angel ships have left the area.

Wave 1 (warps off)

Elite Cruiser 5 x Elite Cruiser Angel Repair Drone (Elite Repair Drone)
Battlecruiser 2 x Battlecruiser Angel Drone Controller (Gistatis Praefectus/Tribuni)
In local:
Angel Gang Leader: That's them! Attack!

Wave 2 spawns shortly after the initial wave warps off.

Wave 2

Commander Frigate 0-1 x Commander Frigate Domination Impaler Escalation trigger Can drop faction modules, BPCs or implants
Destroyer 2 x Destroyer Gistior Seizer/Trasher
Battlecruiser 5 x Battlecruiser Gistatis Praefectus/Primus/Tribuni/Legionnaire
Escalation message:
It looks like you were not the only one to pick up the distress call from that transport and luckily enough your instruments got a lock on the ship that warped out. After a few milliseconds of number crunching, your navigation computer comes up with this location as its most probable destination.

3rd location

In local:
The ship you have tracked can be seen inside this area. However it seems to be activating up its warp-drive ....

Note: Angel Sentries deal high combined DPS and can reach out all the way to 250 km.

Initial defenders (225 km)

Elite Frigate 8-10 x Elite Frigate Arch Gistii Nomad/Ruffian Target Painter
Commander Destroyer 0-1 x Commander Destroyer Domination Haunter Escalation trigger Can drop faction modules, BPCs or implants
Cruiser 8 x Cruiser Gistum Breaker/Defeater Stasis Webifier
Sentry 6 x Sentry Angel Sentry (Tower Sentry Angel II)
Additional ship (warps off)

Battlecruiser 1 x Battlecruiser Angel Drone Controller (Gistatis Legionnaire/Primus)
Escalation message:
Your calculations were a bit off, but luckily you managed to get another reading before the Angel ship warped out.

4th location

Warning: Incoming DPS can be very high due to close proximity of spawns.

The facility webs have 20 km range and -75% speed reduction. Attacking the station will trigger reinforcement wave.

The valuable drops are in the Secret Angel Facility. These include Gistii A-Type modules and Dramiel BPC.

It is possible to blitz this section by dropping a bookmark at the warp-in, warping off, warping at range to the bookmark and sniping the Secret Angel Facility to greatly reduce incoming damage.

Initial defenders

Destroyer 15 x Destroyer Gistior Defacer
Battlecruiser 15 x Battlecruiser Gistatis Praefectus/Tribuni
Sentry 6 x Sentry Gistum Light Missile Battery
Sentry 1 x Sentry Secret Angel Facility Triggers reinforcement wage Stasis Webifier may contain Gistii A-Type Modules and Frigate (Dramiel) BPC. Also contains commodities named "Compact Nuclear Small Arms"

Reinforcement wave

Elite Frigate 4 x Elite Frigate Arch Gistii Nomad/Ruffian Target Painter
Destroyer 4 x Destroyer Gistior Seizer/Trasher
Cruiser 4 x Cruiser Gistum Liquidator/Marauder
Battlecruiser 3 x Battlecruiser Gistatis Primus/Legionnaire/Legatus/Tribunus

Escalation completion message:
It looks like you have managed to destroy a facility developing one of the hottest new commodities in the galactic underworld, the Nuclear Small Arms. As far as you know, none of these new weapons have hit the market yet, but from the look of this place, it is not long until common criminals will go nuclear. You can't help wondering what is wrong with the good old sawed off shotgun.

This expedition end message will also appear in local.


Typical commander loot includes Domination copper and silver dog tags and some faction ammo, as well as possible Domination faction modules or a Mid-Grade Halo implant. The Secret Angel Facility in final location can drop Gistii A-Type modules or a rare Dramiel BPC.


Usually the first three locations are in high sec and the final one in low sec but there are exceptions.


Progression System Sec Jumps
Angel Watch Ogoten high -
Location 1 Eust high 8
Location 2 Traun high 6
Location 3 Direrie high 9
Location 4 Autaris high 8