Logistics Frigate

The Deacon is the latest success from the engineers at Carthum Conglomerate, designed as a remote repairing ship that can keep up with fast moving fleets including those containing the extremely popular Confessor-class Tactical Destroyer. Managing to miniaturize the powerful remote armor repairing systems from their best-selling Guardian Logistics Cruiser onto a frigate-sized hull was no simple task, but Carthum was able to release the Deacon in nearly record time and under-budget thanks in part to extensive cooperation with researchers from the Lai Dai megacorp. Developer: Carthum Conglomerate Carthum ships are the very embodiment of the Amarrian warfare philosophy. Possessing sturdy armor and advanced weapons systems, they provide a nice mix of offense and defense. On the other hand, their electronics and shield systems tend to be rather limited.
The Kirin-class Logistics Frigate represents the latest development from Lai Dai's venerable research division. Making use of their deep experience in remote shield booster technology obtained from the larger Basilisk cruiser, Lai Dai managed to create an extremely powerful shield boosting platform on a small and mobile Bantam hull. The Kirin development has also benefited from an extensive knowledge sharing agreement with the Carthum Conglomerate. Developer: Lai Dai Lai Dai have always favored a balanced approach to their mix of on-board systems, leading to a line-up of versatile ships but providing very little in terms of tactical specialization. With the Kirin, their aim was to continue pushing forward the development of cutting-edge defense optimization systems while providing powerful and mobile support capability.
Thukker Tribe caravans have made use of jury-rigged repair frigates for years, mastering the art of optimizing remote shield booster systems for a fast and light frame. With the Scalpel Logistics Frigate, Thukker Mix has built upon the foundation of this experience to release an incredibly fast repair platform that can keep up with all kinds of mobile frigate and destroyer fleets. Upgrading the common Burst hull with increased shield resistances, more powerful remote shield boosters and improved agility, the engineers at Thukker Mix have developed a ship that is sure to become a common sight in New Eden's conflict zones. Developer: Thukker Mix Thukkers spend their entire lives forever wandering the infinite in their vast caravans. As such their technology is based as much upon necessity as their ingenious ability to tinker. Their ship designs therefore tend to based upon the standard empire templates but extensively modified for the Thukkers unique needs.
The Thalia-class Logistics Frigate was developed by Roden Shipyards as a more mobile counterpart to their wildly successful Oneiros Logistics Cruiser. Able to keep pace with frigate and destroyer wings, the Thalia boasts excellent armor support capabilities in a compact and reasonably-priced form factor. In late YC117, news that the Federation Navy had placed a massive order for Thalia-class frigates brought Roden Shipyards stock to a seven year high. Developer: Roden Shipyards Roden Shipyards is the fastest growing ship manufacturer in the Federation, thanks to an extremely aggressive R&D division and extensive connections in government and military procurement communities. Roden ships are distinguished by strong armor defenses and excellent electronic capabilities. They also tend towards gunboats with exceptional range and tracking systems, and less reliance on drones than the average Federation warship.