From Wing Commander Encyclopedia
Scanner's are a piece of technology used by ships to scan the area of space around them. Their are many different models with varing capabilities.
Some of these capabilities encluded:
- Detecting other ships and identifying if they were hostile, friendly, or neutral.
- Detecting capital ships and identifying if they were hostile or friendly.
- Detecting enemy and friendly misslies and torpedoes.
- Displaying the current Nav Point.