We tend to find in Invasion mode the Comms officer is often not so hard pressed as other officers. I'd like to propose the following:
If the Artemis's sensor range is not infinite, a sensor range for bases and friendly ships can be configured. These will then contact the Comms officer and report when they sight an enemy ship (and the ID, and the bearing, and if it "moved" into range or "appeared" suddenly (presumably by virtue of Elite abilities)). Additionally, the Comms officer could contact a base or friendly ship and ask it to report on the currently visible contacts; it would report ID, bearing, and range.
They wouldn't scan targets, or identify their types (bit artificial, but then a lot of Artemis is); but this would make it more practical to play with more limited sensor ranges, while keeping the Comms officer busier. It would also give something to do with friendly ships which isn't "send them to a base in the hope of cheesing the fetch quests".
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