SLDF Royal mechs have a slightly improved cockpit suite that includes:
- An FCS that gives 1 point of zoom at 210 meters and +1 accuracy for every 80 points of heat on an opponent.
- A cockpit with +1 initiative and injury ignore.
- A sensor suite with +4% vision and sensors and +1 to sensor checks.
These benefits are nice to have but not compelling. Most SLDF Royal builds will end up replacing this stuff when possible.
On the other hand, the Royal's special version of double heat sinks gives -6 heat, -5% heat generation, and +10 to both overheat threshold and maximum heat. That's hard to beat for many light and medium mechs.