Light Armor is a technology that can be researched at the War Center in Tech Level 3. It costs 200 Food and 100 Nova, and gives Troop Center units +1 armor and +1 pierce armor. Basic Armor must be researched before it becomes available, and Light Armor is a requirement for Hvy Armor.

Like its predecessor, Light Armor provides some much-needed armor for the player's Troopers, letting them stay alive longer in combat.

"This Tech Level 3 armor enhancement grants an additional defensive bonus to Troop Centre units."
—Manual description