The AI-498 (AI stands for artificial Intelligence) is an Earth-based, satellite-destroying medium range cruise missile. What really characterizes this weapon is that it has a central processor core, which is located at the top of the missile. (The red "core" in the green orb.) The green dome is filled with a volatile substance which is made to ignite on contact. The AI-198's only weakness is that it needs the assistance of a complicated launch-pad, which seriously lowers the missile's versatility.