The Landing Ship is the evolution of the Alien's ground attack capabilities, which replaces the Corvette in this role. This craft appears early on while performing base attacks, but soon replaces the Corvette's roles. Eventually the Landing Ship is replaced by the Cruiser in its Terror Attack roles.
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Guards are phased out with the Soldier now forming the backbone of the Alien forces. In addition Warriors begin to appear alongside Soldiers, and are now no longer exclusive to Terror and Base Attack missions, however Warriors still appear more commonely on these missions. Warriors tend to remain inside the UFO if a UFO is present.