Named after Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, the Athena cannon is one of many main artillery units in the Allied. Instead of a traditional large-caliber gun, the Athena Cannon is equipped with a satellite communication array/laser designator. The laser designator pinpoints the target and the communications array activates an orbiting solar cannon, which then decimates or damages the target. The Solar cannon does splash damage on infantry. It is weakly armored, however it can also have the solar cannon fire on itself, and use its energy to erect a shield that is impossible for the enemy to shoot through for short period of time as it dwindles slowly smaller and smaller. Enemy units however, can go into the shield and eliminate anything inside.