Taiidan "Raakel" Sensors Array

Homeworld Statistics

Class: Non-Combat
Build Cost
: 800 RUs
Build Time: 80 s
Maneuverability: Low
: 50 m/s^2
Max Velocity: 280 m/s
Hit Points: 14,000
Repair Rate: -
Firepower: -
Coverage: -
Mass: 2,900 tons

Salvage No.: 2
Nav Lights: 6
Special Abilities

Required Tech:
Proximity Sensor
Sensors Array

Weapons: Damage: Range: Fire Time:
None - - -
A sector battle station's on-board sensor array provides up-to-date combat information within the local tactical area, but it is limited in its range and accuracy by size and power issues. Instead of wasting their time with minor upgrades to the Mothership itself, engineers proposed an entirely new ship, a dedicated platform to support a sensor suite that would work in conjunction with the station's array. Using an unsuccessful sub-frigate hull design, engineers modified the vessel to carry an oversized fusion plant and then proceeded to mount a new generation of phased Meson emitters. While the emitters require a vast amount of power, the timed decay of these sub-atomic particles allows the sensor array to gather data on the nature and headings of all ships in the area as well as tracking all resource pockets within range.

Despite the frail appearance of the design, the multiple particle accelerator vanes required to generate the meson scanning beams and the shielding they require to stay focused actually results in a hull of significant strength. This durability is a decided advantage if fleet defenses should collapse, as a Raakel would have no choice but to absorb enemy fire until defending vessels could rally. Retreat is not a viable option for a Raakel, as it can spare little reactor plasma for drive purposes, and so its velocity and maneuverability is severely limited.