Dawn's voice resounded back in Phreakers head, "I have lost contact with Terrins and my own instance which had been accompanying him in the Redback, there was also 2 explosions in the area where the strange signal was detected. It is almost certain that the Redback was destroyed and Terrins has a very low chance of surviving if he is still alive." The AI said calmly as the two roof access hatches were unlocked and unsealed allowing the first ones up to easily push them open and scramble out onto the large space atop the vehicle.
Next the voice of Dusk pushed its way into his head, "Hey kid, unlike my fancy sister over there I got a little more personality, just wanted to let ya know I noticed you tryna take some of the weapons. You take the machine cannon of Turret A and I'll handle the missles as well as the back one." The voice floated away and was replaced by the grinding of the two large gun turrets as they swiveled to face the direction Terrins had gone off in, the URSA's speed dropped to about half its previous and several of the Horizon security had already taken up crouched or prone positions near the side armour panels to scan the dunes with rifles and binoculars.
The uplink which Andrew and Phreaker had been directed to fix was near the rear of the vehicle, it had been retracted during their sand storm journey however the dish and several antennae had been bent and some wires severed, a small piece of debri which looked like a scrap of panel had also become lodged within the dish itself.