A subsurface layer of higly reflective ceramic designed to defeat incoming laser fire by causing beams to reflect back into space.
Note that this coating ONLY affects LASER (and laser type) fire.
To improve chances of gaining this tech, the salvage project "Song of Solomon" should be researched first if possible.
Leads to Improved Reflective Coating
Reflective Coating adds a +0.8 Ricochet Modifier against all of the bolt type laser weapons (Red, Green, UV and X-Ray Lasers) as well as Pulse Phasers. Additionally, the damage from Beamers (Green, UV and X-Ray) is reduced by -30%. The damage from regular beams is not reduced, as those are all particle based. Heavy Combat Lasers, Lancers, Cutting Beams and Photonic Torpedos are too powerful for Reflective Coating to have any effect.