A specialized variant of the Raptor, the Fleet Reconnaissance Raptor serves as the primary situational awareness and squadron mobility ship in the Colonial fleet. Chief Tyrol has traded some of the weapon and hull capacity of this Raptor for a marked increase in DRADIS, engine and FTP jump performance.
The Raptor FR's engine mounting grants a much broader range of modification, and its navigational systems have been specially adapted to increase the efficiency of FTL transponder systems
The Raptor FR has better engines than the original Raptor with a greater jump range and better agility. It has a wider DRADIS range which lets it see threats before other ships. The downside is with all these extra components it has much weaker armor which means it is easier to destroy.