Equipment obtained from loot drops may be salvaged by selecting "Salvage" from the contextual menu, next to Discard. Salvaging an item destroys it to reward both the Salvage currency and additional Research and Development Materials.
Salvage per item
The amount of salvage gained per item is based on its mark level and rarity, with each increase in rarity approximately doubling the salvage. Standard Issue and Mk I items cannot be salvaged. The type of item, ground or space, does not matter. The amount gained is within 20% of the values in the table below:
Note: These values were determined on Tribble prior to the addition of the ±20% range.