The WM-349 Contact Beam, also referred simply as the Contact Beam, is an engineering tool designed to pound and soften hard, raw minerals into smaller pieces. It is described as part jackhammer, part energy wrecking ball. It is mainly used as a mining tool in most empires.
Sometimes miners need to pound a stubborn rock into pieces, softening it so it can be extracted in different ways. That's where aWM-349 Contact Beam comes in. Part jackhammer and part energy wrecking ball, the tool is extremely powerful in short range circumstances.
Like most weapons in the Scorpius Armory, the WM-349 Contact Beam is a mining tool redesigned into a simple but powerful sniper rifle.