MARS Industries D57-A extreme environment tactical rifle; Smart-Code Rapid-Projectile Nullifier (SCRPN) launcher
Part of the COBRA trooper army, DESERT-VIPERS are enhanced with nanomite technology to thrive in desert regions. Able to survive extreme heat, sandstorms, and waterless conditions, they use Smart-Code Rapid-Projectile Nullifier (SCRPN) launchers to battle the G.I. Joe team.
Desert-Vipers were organized as a unit in 2009.
Desert-Vipers report to Grim Skull.
Desert-Vipers use nanomite technology. Sand-Vipers use stillsuits. Sand Scorpions are Sand-Vipers who have had their DNA altered for hostile environments. Each group thinks they are the best desert-environment division. Desert CLAWS troops often work closely with Sand Scorpions and Sand-Vipers, providing heavy weapons support.