races will be able to build a number of stationary weapon
platforms." - Dan Irish, Executive Producer
"While the vastness of 3D space always makes it
hard to lock down territory as your own, the two types of
static defenses--one with guns for use against fighters and
one with ion cannons--make it possible to deter smaller
enemy raids." - Sam Parker, GameSpot
data suggests that these are weapons platforms of some kind.
These "platforms" are mobile, just not very fast.
They require a Platform Controller module built on a Carrier
or Mothership; the movement of the Platform may be
restricted in some way relative to the "parent"
seems probable that the object depicted here is the
"anti-fighter" version of the weapons platform.
white color of the craft is probably a missing texture issue
pertaining to the early pre-alpha build in which it appears, and
not by design.