Watcher-class Deep Space Weapons Platform

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Class Overview
Name: Watcher-class Deep Space Weapons Platform
Designation: DSWP
Manufacturer: The Initiative
Preceded By: Phoenix-class Orbital Weapons Platform
Developed From: Phoenix-class Orbital Weapons Platform
Technical Specifications
Function: Deep Space Weapons Platform

The Watcher-class Deep Space Weapons Platform are intended to be autonomous weapons platforms that require minimal upkeep. Furthermore, they can be upgraded with a weapons module allowing them to launch missiles equipped with a Point Singularity Drive to allow them to conduct strikes at distant planets as part of a first strike weapon.

The Watcher-class is typically automated and remains in standby mode unless activated by a command signal or the presence of a potential hostile craft.

Basic Specifications

Size

  • Length: 10 Meters
  • Width: 6 Meters (Main Body)

Crew Complement

  • Minimum: Zero (Automated)
  • Standard: Zero (Automated)
  • Maximum: Three (Remote Control)

Engines

  • Maneuvering Thrusters

Power Plant

  • Primary: Antimatter Reactor

Hull Composition

  • Titanium Alloy
  • Radar Absorbing Materials
  • Ablative Ceramic Plates
  • Synthetic Diamond Overlay
  • Case-hardened Steel

Sensor Systems

  • Target: Unknown

Defensive Systems

  • Close In Weapons System
  • Directed EMP Systems
  • Stealth System
  • Dual Shield Generators
  • Footprint Magnification System
  • Electronic Warfare Suite

Armaments

  • Mark 1
    • (1) 24-inch / 609.6 mm Coilgun
      • Capable of AP, HE, N/B/C shells
    • Plasma Cannon
    • Missile Array
      • Nuclear & Chemical Warfare Capable
    • Kinetic Bombardment Rounds
    • Cyber-warfare Suite
    • Orbital Mine Layers
  • Mark 2
    • Particle Beam Weapon
    • Plasma Cannon
    • Missile Array
      • Nuclear & Chemical Warfare Capable
      • FTL-capable Missiles
    • Kinetic Bombardment Rounds
    • Cyber-warfare Suite
    • Orbital Mine Layers

Auxiliary Craft

  • (6) Automated Stealth Fighters
  • (4) Automated Stealth Short-Range Probes
  • Docking For Warships

Other Systems

Known Defense Platforms

  • Earth Orbital Quarantine Network
    • Original/prototype network designed to restrict access to and from Earth.