Kushan "Veil" Cloak Generator

Homeworld Statistics

Class: Non-Combat
Build Cost
: 500 RUs
Build Time: 60 s
Maneuverability: Low
: 75 m/s^2
Max Velocity: 325 m/s
Hit Points: 6,000
Repair Rate: 75/8 s
Cloaking Radius: 2,500 m
Firepower: -
Coverage: -
Mass: 22,000 tons

Salvage No.: 2
Nav Lights: 2
Special Abilities

Required Tech:
Capital Ship Drive
Cloak Generator

Weapons: Damage: Range: Fire Time:
None - - -

The Cloak Generator special ops vessel is the refined application of the cloaking technology first seen in the Spectre fighter. In this larger vessel, there is enough room for a fusion powerplant, allowing for much more powerful cloaking generators. The cloaking fields emitted by the Cloak Generator can cover a volume approximately the size of two frigates in formation, and can render any ships within the field invisible until they open fire.

Even though the Cloak Generator's hull is only a third of the size of the average frigate, it carries heavy armor, in order to protect the intricate cloaking generators, as well as a nearly frigate-sized crew to tend them. The massive power requirements eventually burn out the power couplings to the power plant, and the generator must be shut down after a fixed amount of time in order to replace parts and recharge capacitors. Pilots view themselves as skilled technicians who function somewhat closer to the front lines than their peers. Each Cloak Generator is commanded by a military officer, though, in order to make sure the cloaking ship does not break away too soon and leave the ships it is escorting exposed to enemy sensors.