Technology & Combat Characteristics
Besides mounting the EX-R4 Command Wizard pack which contains numerous sensor and communications antennae, the Command ZAKU CCI also replaced the shoulder shield with a large dish antenna. The internal components of the ZAKU (including the drive system and avionics) have also been heavily modified to suit its new role. As a result, although it looks like a normal ZAKU, it is considered by some as a totally different unit. This also means that the Command Wizard pack cannot be used effectively by a normal ZAKU Warrior or ZAKU Phantom. The suit has a handheld antenna rifle, which uses the frame of the standard beam assault rifle but replaces the barrel and battery clip with additional antennae. Due to these equipment, it can communicate with other units easily even with N-Jammer interference. Although designed for a non-combat role, this ZAKU variation can nevertheless carries the same four grenades mounted on the other suits of the series. The Command ZAKU CCI is often accompanied by an escort of two regular mobile suits when it is deployed.
- Hand Grenade
- Four Hand grenades are stored on the waist, and they can be of several different types, including fragmentation, high-explosive, and smoke grenades.
Special Equipment & Features
- EX-R4 Command Wizard
- Non-combat Antenna Rifle
- A handheld equipment and the most costly of all the suit's equipment, its constructing cost is almost equal to one whole ZAKU Warrior. The rifle is equipped with technology derived from the magnetic field control system of the mirage colloid stealth system, and as a result it has better performance than other antenna rifle.
When ZAFT introduced its "New Millennium" series of ZAKU mobile suits, it created these suits with the ability to mount Wizard Packs to adapt to various combat and non-combat situations. An example of the latter is the limited production Command ZAKU CCI (Command, Control and Information), which drops the "F" (standing for "Fighter") from the model number to signify its non-combat role. At least one Command ZAKU CCI was known to be used in CE 73 during battle in the Republic of East Asia. This suit, while scouting the forest, was destroyed, along with two other ZAKUs accompanying it, by Lukas O'Donnell and Xist Elwes.