— Prima Official Game Guide
The SD-8 Accipiter (aka sentry drone) is a squad leader drone featured in Battlefield 2142 with assault capabilities that engages squad-targeted enemy. It is available to squads with four or more members (including the squad leader).
Like the RD-4 Otus drone, it automatically follows the squad leader. Whenever a squadmate highlights a nearby enemy through their NetBat Helmet, the Accipiter will fire on the enemy using its built-in submachine guns. The sentry drone cannot acquire its own targets.
- Accipiter is a genus of birds, generally known as goshawks or sparrowhawks. The word itself is Latin for "hawk".
- The drone's lack of automatic targeting is one major reason why it is not commonly seen in matches.
- Like the sentry gun, the Accipiter may attempt to fire on enemy players behind Titan walls.