These are the main escorts of the fleet. They have excellent defensive batteries set up for defending against fighter attack. They are meant to perform escort and scouting duties when not in combat, and in combat they can provide extra cover, or run enemy formations and blockades with their powerful engines. Once past an enemy blockade, they can either attack other ships or deliver the 500 marines that it carries aboard. They also have a small flight pod that descends from the centre of the ship. On the ground, the flight pod lowers until it reaches the ground and this is where deploying Marines debark the ship.