Aramis Class Light Fleet Escort (Military Starship)

The Aramis is designed to meet the Imperial Navy standard requirements of Jump-4 and 4-G acceleration. Named for worlds in the Spinward Marches, there was a certain amount of public outcry from the planetary populations so recognized when the class was unveiled, as many didn't think that having such a small vessel named after their planet was much of an honor. The Imperial Navy still engages in limited production of Aramis class escorts at shipyards on TL13 planets. When active defenses such as meson screens and dampers (not usually installed on vessels in this size class anyway) are not considered, there is not much difference in performance between TL13 and TL15 vessels. The model 7 computer set up on these vessels is sufficient to be superior to that carried by most small raider and corsair vessels. Thus, Aramis (and similar) class vessels can be used to perform rear and low threat area escort duties enabling more capable ships to be maintained in the front lines.

CraftID: Aramis Class Light Fleet Escort, TL13, MCr1647.2
Hull: 1800/4500, Disp=2000t, Config=1SL, Armor=55F, Loaded=43524t, Unloaded=40692t
Power: 154/308, Fusion=20700MW, Duration=30days
Loco: 198/396, Maneuver=4, 90/180, Jump=4, Cruise=750kph, Max=1000kph, Agility=2
Comm: Radio=System*2, Laser=System*2, Maser=System*2
Sensors: EMS Active(FarOrbit)*2, EMS Jammer (FarOrbit)*2, EMS Passive(Interstellar)*2, Neutrino Sensor (100kw)*2, High Pen Densitometer (100m)*2, ActObjScan=Rout, ActObjPin=Rout, PassObjScan=Diff, PassObjPin=Diff, PassEnScan=Rout, PassEnPin=Diff
Off:
Hardpoints=20
                 Missile=x05     BeamLaser=xx4
          Batteries        3                 4
          Bearing          3                 4
Def:
DefDM+10
              SandCaster=x04
          Batteries        4
          Bearing          4
Control: Computer Mod7fib*3, 1*LargeHoloDisplay, 4*HeadsUpHoloDisplay, 330*HoloLink
Accom: Crew=30 (4 bridge, 5 engineer, 2 maintenance, 8 gunners, 6 flight, 4 command, 1 medical), Staterooms=15, Env=basic env, basic ls, extended ls, grav plates, inertial comp
Other: Fuel=15030kl (1 jump-4+30 days), Cargo=15kl, Missile Magazine=180kl (50b-r), Fuel Scoops, Fuel Purifier (24hr), SubCraft=2*50t Wasp Fighters, ObjSize=Large, EmLevel=Moderate

Author: R.S.Dean