The Ark - Bridge
Perceptor stopped at Silverbolt's question. "Er...well...that's a good point Silverbolt. The Infiltration Counter-Protocols do suggest a surrepticious landing in a isolated location. I shall locate such a site, post haste."
Sitting back down, Perceptor chose one of the many datapads at his station and plugged it in. On the main screen, a map of AC488 flashed up, coloring in as Perceptor fed data in.
"Whatever location we choose for our landing, we must balance isolation with the likelihood that the Decepticons will perform operations in that area." Several insets flashed up, showing population density and economic development statistics for individual continents. "Response time will be crucial if they make open manuvers, and locating their base will become easier. Thankfully, the native life of the planet seem to prefer integrated, high-density communities rather than planet-wide development, so even in the areas highest in population and resources, there are isolated regions within reasonable distance." A few more keytaps, and a dozen points were highlighted on the main map. "These are the statistically optimal points for landing, based on isolation, resource access and the transport links of the natives. Assuming the Dynobots information is accurate, of course..."
Perceptor turned once again to Ultra Magnus. "Of course, the final decision rests with you, Ultra Magnus Sir."