| Build time
| Produced by
|| Starport with Tech Lab
|| Light, Mechanical
|| 1 (+1)
| Sight radius
|| Normal (2.25)
The Raven is a Battlefield Support/Construction ship that can build Auto-Turrets and Point Defense Drones and launch Seeker Missiles.
This is the Lore for the old Nomad that the Raven replaces.
The TF-620 Nomad is an all-around workhorse that combines the functions of light manufacturing center and observation post rolled into one. A common sight among the fringe-world colonies, the Nomad is a robust, air-mobile vehicle built to operate independently in all but the harshest climates. Although the Nomad shares a number of common traits with its smaller cousin, the SCV, the Nomad is a far more specialized and advanced engineering craft.
Nomads are normally employed for first-line colony surveillance and protection duties against dangerous local life forms or climate events. These vehicles boast an impressive array of sensors delicate enough to detect even cloaked or burrowed enemies. By deploying its two aft-mounted nano-welders, the Nomad can construct a variety of small, semi-permanent defensive structures to meet various threats in a matter of moments.
Several standard template constructions are available to the Nomad, a popular example being the auto turret. This simple robot gun emplacement is suitable for driving off smaller hostile life forms for an extended period of time.
The Terran Dominion initially provided Nomads to give low-level protection to its most isolated outposts, typically manning them with local civilians as something akin to a volunteer fire truck or ambulance service. Over time the military support applications of the Nomad have seen it deployed in escalating levels of conflict, gradually replacing the older and vastly costlier science vessel.
|| Seeker Missile (R) 
|| 100 (ignoring armor)
|| Ground, Air
| Effect Radius
|| 0.6 (100%) – 1.2 (50%) – 2.4 (25%)
| Energy cost
|| 15 (+5 with Durable Materials)
|| Seeker Missile Upgrade
| Used by || Raven
| Slowly follows a targeted enemy or friendly unit to finally accelerate at 2 range distance and explode on contact. The targeted unit must outrun the missile for 15 seconds to avoid the damage. Will hurt friendly units.|
The Raven has gone through at least three name changes and three appearance changes since it was announced. It was first announced as the Nomad and looked like the Nomad Concept Art above. Then its model was changed to something never released to the public, then its name was briefly changed to the Vulkan and its art changed again to something never released to the public. Lastly (so far), it's name was changed to Nighthawk and its model first appeared at BlizzCon 08, and finally it was renamed yet again to Raven. It is unknown if the Raven has a different model from the Nighthawk.