Immortal Navy Starships (INS):
Knife Class (CVL) - Light Strike Carriers.
Armament: (Data-Link means all firepower x3)
1x Centreline - Capital Blackhole Projector
2x Turret - Twin (4) Capital Missile Launchers
8x Turret - Point Defence Blisters
4x Squadrons of Fighters (12)
Battle Group Data-Net:
All 3 ships combine firepower and point defence. (This is a new technology in the Brikverse and only used by Immortal Ships so far). No enemy have managed to scan this technology in use and withdraw. Immortal TechTM
is already researching a larger and more robust Data-Net Group.
Much of the ships bulk is taken up with ECM, ECCM and Stealth Cloaking.
Drive Signature Decoy - All Immortal Ships carry a limited store of DSD's. They may be ejected from the ship and project a false engine reading drawing enemy missile fire and targeting profiles. Obviously, each DSD is a one shot expendable lasting until they are hit or burnout.
Drogue Missile Pod - Ships may tractor DMP's and slave their targeting through the groups Data-Link to enhance the number of missiles launched in the first turn of firing. Drogues may not be deployed during combat as the process is too difficult and the drogues are soft targets and would be easily destroyed. This tactic and innovation is particular to Immortal TechTM
and no enemy has as yet survived with intact data to begin their own R+D efforts.
Engines can be maxed out during combat over a period of time before dangerous amounts of radiation builds up or the engine burns out. This enhancement provides extra speed when needed and used for evading a faster fleet or pursuit on a strategic scale. This development can also be tuned to disguise the ships Engine signal to appear of a smaller or larger class over the enemies long range sensors.
This ship is designed to conduct Hit and Fade strikes from Ambush. It is capable of the same speeds as a Light Cruiser (CL) meaning this ship can stay ahead of most chase units. Due to the data-net it can also out perform lighter faster units in a missile duel. The capital ship scale Blackhole Projector is used primarily after de-cloaking but the Knife Class Strike Carrier is not a main battle unit and although able to withstand missile fire due to superior Data-Linked point defence it does not have the Armoured Hull or reinforced superstructure of a ship of the line.