Federal Dropship

The Federal Dropship is the Federation Navy’s workhorse ship for tactical and special forces deployments. This is a well-armoured and well-armed ship capable of carrying large loads. Its versatile nature means that it is well-suited to tackling even the most hostile environment.

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Specifications

Manufacturer:
Core Dynamics
Speed:
180 m/s
Boost speed:
300 m/s
Agility:
114
Crew:
2
Cost:
14,314,210 Cr
Base shield:
200 MJ
Base armour:
300
Hull mass:
580 t
Mass-lock factor:
14
Landing pad:
Medium
Navy rank required:
Midshipman (Federal Navy)

Hardpoint
3
Large Hardpoint
2
Medium Hardpoint
2
Medium Hardpoint
2
Medium Hardpoint
2
Medium Hardpoint

Utility mount
0
Utility Mount
0
Utility Mount
0
Utility Mount
0
Utility Mount

Optional internal
6
5E Cargo Rack
Internal compartment
5
4E Cargo Rack
Internal compartment
5
5C Shield Generator
Internal compartment
4
3E Cargo Rack
Internal compartment
3
Internal compartment
3
Internal compartment
2
1E Basic Discovery Scanner
Internal compartment
1
1E Supercruise Assist
Internal compartment
4
Military Compartment
4
Military Compartment

Core internal
6
6C Power Plant
Reactor Bay
6
6C Thrusters
Thruster Mounting
5
5C Frame Shift Drive
FSD Housing
5
5C Life Support
Environment Control
6
6C Power Distributor
Power Coupling
4
4C Sensors
Sensor Suite
4
4C Fuel Tank
Fuel Store

Armour
1
1I Lightweight Alloy
Bulkheads

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Week in Review

Here are this week’s main stories.

Aegis has entered into a partnership with the engineer Ram Tah to manufacture Guardian-related technology. In a statement, Aegis asserted that its considerable resources would ensure the supply of current and future technology, while clarifying that the XG fighters would remain available from technology brokers.

Authorities in systems recently attacked by the Thargoids have issued fresh appeals for aid. Admiral Aden Tanner commented that the Thargoids were apparently ignoring key social and military targets, and stated that independent pilots remained humanity’s most effective defence.

In other news, Taja Gavaris has resigned from her post as CFO of Rackham Capital Investments, amid claims from the Federal Times that it provided information on owner Zachary Rackham to fake FIA operatives. It is thought that the data was used to blackmail Gavaris into stepping down along with several supporters.

Vodel, manufacturer of the Scarab SRV, has been purchased by Core Dynamics following a downturn in profits. Core Dynamics CEO Jupiter Rochester made a statement confirming that his company would retain Vodel’s core team of designers and engineers. Business analysts are viewing the acquisition as a smart investment.

Hadrian Duval has declared a non-aggression pact with Princess Aisling Duval. While Hadrian reaffirmed his existing views and his status as a royal exile, he pledged to keep an open mind regarding Nova Imperium’s policies.

Finally, the Pilots’ Federation has announced the establishment of a permit-controlled area tailored to new pilots. The district offers independent pilots combat exercises and tailored assignments within several designated systems.

And those are the main stories this week.

19 Apr 3305
Vodel Purchased by Core Dynamics

Vodel is a familiar name to many, the independent company having cornered the market in personal land vehicles in recent years. But according to The Federal Times, a downturn in profits has led to the company being purchased by Core Dynamics, a giant in the field of starship manufacture.

Core Dynamics CEO Jupiter Rochester gave the following statement to The Federal Times:

“There’s no question that the Vodel team possesses considerable expertise, and I’m delighted that Core Dynamics was able to help them in their hour of need.”

“Vodel’s core team of designers and engineers will remain in place under our roof, so consumers can rest easy – the Scarab they know and love will remain unchanged.”

In a piece for Vox Galactica, business analyst Marlon Royce observed:

“Core Dynamics was smart to keep the Vodel team intact, since they clearly know their stuff. It’s an excellent deal for both companies.”

29 Dec 3304
Week in Review

Here are this week’s main stories.

Federal Shadow President Felicia Winters has appointed Isolde Rochester as the deputy leader of the Federation’s Liberal Party. The new Shadow Vice President is the matriarch of the powerful Rochester family, which includes the CEO of Core Dynamics and two Federal Navy officers. Vice President Rochester said she was honoured to accept the position.

Imperial senators supporting the isolationist group Nova Imperium have demanded that Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval acknowledge its figurehead, Hadrian Augustus Duval. Chancellor Anders Blaine responded by saying that Nova Imperium was a fringe organisation with no right to determine policy. The Emperor’s lack of response has led to accusations of weakness, with many calling on her to step down.

In other news, Simguru Pranav Antal has claimed that the nanomedicines developed by Vitadyne Labs were in fact developed in Utopia. In a statement, Simguru said the nanomedicines were never intended for use outside of Utopia, and demanded their immediate return.

The leaders of the Alliance and the Federation have commented on the rise of Nova Imperium. Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon said the unrest afflicting the Empire would be a concern if it affected inter-superpower cooperation, while Federal President Zachary Hudson said the Federation would be forced to intervene if Nova Imperium came to power and the Empire ceased contributions to Aegis.

Meanwhile, the Federal Navy has requested a large shipment of Duradrive personal computers from manufacturer Herculean Machines. Maddox Hurd, the company’s CEO, said the request was a testament to the Duradrive’s reliability. Herculean has placed an open order for various commodities to fulfil the request.

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