SAM stands for Surface to Air Missile. SAMs are fast firing, highly accurate defenses great for shooting down faster moving aircraft. SAMs are built at tech level 3 in Supreme Commander, either by an upgraded Commander, a Support Commander or T3 engineer.
There are four SAM launchers in Supreme Commander:
- UEF Anti-Air SAM Launcher: Flayer
- Cybran T3 Anti-Air SAM Launcher: Myrmidon
- Aeon T3 Anti-Air SAM Launcher: Transcender
There are other SAM-like launchers installed on individual units, such as the Nanodart launcher on Cybran Siren Class cruiser, SAMs on UEF Experimental Aircraft Carrier Atlantis and Cybran Experimental Spiderbot Monkeylord.
- Seraphim T3 Anti-Air Defense: Iathu-ioz
Unlike other factions' T3 static anti air, Seraphim use high damage, high velocity projectiles rather than tracking missiles.