UNIT’s status is supported by enabling legislation that allows it to assume emergency powers when necessary. They are also shown utilising heavy weaponry such as bazookas, machine guns, mortars, and in Terror of the Zygons , a depth-charge launcher. They wear PLCE pouches on police tac-vests, and also wear riot-protection arm pads and gloves, and have side-handle batons and quick-cuffs for arrests. Among these are special ammunition described by the Brigadier in Battlefield as armour-piercing rounds with a solid core and Teflon coating which “could go through a Dalek”. The software, or at least the results from the translation, can be loaded on a hand-held device. During the story, the laboratory is dedicated to studying cubes that appeared out of nowhere. Kate Stewart, daughter of the Brigadier and head of the scientific research department, has a handheld device that can scan a body picking up the Eleventh Doctor ‘s twin hearts , and also serves as a communication device. There is also mention of them using helicopters and tanks while testing the destructibility of the cubes. Protected by various alien defences that erase the memories of visitors to ensure that they cannot reveal what is inside the Archive, the Archive is also ‘ TARDIS -proof’, and has been used by UNIT as a means of assessing the Doctor ‘s companions to confirm whether they can be trusted.
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