Assault Frigate

Blade
Core Complexions ships are unusual in that they favor electronics and defense over the typical "lots of guns" approach traditionally favored by the Minmatar.
Cambion
The Cambion is the result of Caldari State Executor Tibus Heth's insistence that modern weapons of war be able to continually outperform previous standardized versions. While that effort is rumored to have been hit-and-miss (resulting in great scientific advances at the cost of a stunning array of misfortunes), it is absolutely undeniable that the Cambion has been one of its great successes, a feat that likely could not have been achieved in a different political milieu. The Cambion is an out-and-out brawler. Taking note from the Merlin – a versatile combat frigate in its own right – this ship is intended to rush in, overheat everything it runs, hit hard with everything it has and get out moments before death can find it.
Dagger
Enyo
The single-fanged Enyo sports good firepower capability, a missile hardpoint and some extremely strong armor plating, making it one of the best support frigates out there. Ideal for use as point ships to draw enemy fire from more vulnerable friendlies. 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.
Erinye
Freki
Developed along with the first wave of Minmatar assault frigates but later abandoned due to cost, the Freki is known for its extremely well designed warp core that enables it to arrive first on the scene to snare and eliminate its target. It is rarely seen on the battlefield, as only a limited number have ever gone into production. It is usually given to pilots as a reward for their excellence in combat.
Gatherer
Harpy
Already possessing a reputation despite its limited initial circulation, the Harpy is a powerful railgun platform with long range capability and strong defensive systems. Formidable both one-on-one and as a support ship, it was referred to as the "little Moa" by the pilots who participated in its safety and performance testing. Developer: Ishukone Ishukone created the Harpy as a long-range support frigate for defense of Ishukone holdings as well as increased muscle and visibility in the constantly shifting game of cold war the Caldari megacorps' police forces play amongst themselves.
Hawk
Following in the footsteps of Caldari vessels since time immemorial, the Hawk relies on tremendously powerful shield systems to see it through combat, blending launchers and turrets to provide for a powerful, well-rounded combat vessel. 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.
Ishkur
Specialized as a frigate-class drone carrier, the Ishkur carries less in the way of firepower than most other Gallente gunboats. With a fully stocked complement of drones and a skilled pilot, however, no one should make the mistake of thinking this vessel easy prey. Developer: CreoDron As the largest drone developer and manufacturer in space, CreoDron has a vested interest in drone carriers. While sacrificing relatively little in the way of defensive capability, the Ishkur can chew its way through surprisingly strong opponents - provided, of course, that the pilot uses top-of-the-line CreoDron drones.
Jaguar
The Jaguar is a fast and versatile missile platform boasting strong shield systems and substantial utility. It follows in the footsteps of the more affordable Breacher frigate, which has become a reliable staple in the Minmatar arsenal. Developer: Core Complexion Inc. The Jaguar was originally developed by Thukker Mix as a skirmish platform but improvements to engine efficiency in assault craft brought the competing Wolf assault frigate up to parity in speed. The Thukker considered an even faster propulsion system for the Jaguar, but ultimately chose to sell the design to Core Complexion Inc. Eager to make an impression in this market, Core Complexion have revised the Jaguar's role, replacing its hardpoints and shifting focus from speed to shields.
Kishar
Malice
The Malice is an assault frigate design exclusively commissioned as a reward in the ninth Alliance Tournament. Sporting custom metal alloys in its plated carapace, it is one of the most expensive ships ever produced in its class. Far from being a mere ornament, though, the Malice features quality armament systems, strong defensive plating and a massive capacitor, and its vastly augmented facility for energy destabilization makes it a formidable adversary in any engagement.
Nergal
Adapting the Collective's Damavik-class frigate design, the Nergal's basic premise is to turn the Triglavian light hull into an assault frigate that builds on the powerful capabilities of the core ship frame. The Nergal has been modified using a variety of designs but draws principally from the popular Enyo-class assault frigate, using the Triglavian energy systems and the light entropic disintegrator capacity create a fearsome attack ship. As an assault frigate, the Nergal has improved microwarpdrive signature radius damping and can use an assault damage control for enhanced defense. This compact brawler also benefits from increased entropic disintegrator range and damage, while its Triglavian core systems give it advantages in the use of energy neutralizer and pulse weapons, as well as remote armor repairers. "Refitting the core Damavik hull type with the Enyo's assault modifications was relatively straightforward due to the larger size of the ship's frame. We were also able to install improved drone bays and control bandwidth. A note on drones: one of our technicians improperly accessed a locked out section of the Triglavian encryption database and inadvertently activated a dormant subversion routine. Damage to the testbed was extensive. Unfortunately, no disciplinary action is necessary and next of kin have been informed according to cover protocols. The Navy R&D Board should consider notifying the CreoDron research group to take extra precautions." – excerpt from a report for the Federal Navy from Roden Shipyards Precursor Technology Research Group
Retribution
The Retribution is an homage to the glory days of the Empire, informed by classical Amarrian design philosophy: if it's strong, sturdy and packs a punch, it's ready for action. What this powerhouse lacks in speed and maneuverability it more than makes up for with its wide range of firepower possibilities and superb defensive ability. Developer: Carthum Conglomerate Carthum ships are the very embodiment of the Amarrian warfare philosophy. Possessing sturdy armor and advanced weapon system they provide a nice mix of offense and defense.
Utu
The Utu is a highly advanced drone platform specially commissioned for the 8th Alliance Tournament. While based on the Ishkur's design, this ship features design elements that go above and beyond the original blueprint. In addition to revolutionary heat dispersion field projectors, the Utu is equipped with cutting-edge hardwired drone protocols and upgraded warp scrambling capability. Combined with the sturdy armor plating, these qualities make the Utu a powerful ally in any combat encounter.
Vengeance
The Vengeance represents the latest in the Kingdom's ongoing mission to wed Amarr and Caldari tech, molding the two into new and exciting forms. Sporting a Caldari ship's launcher hardpoints as well as an Amarr ship's armor systems, this relentless slugger is perfect for when you need to get up close and personal. Developer: Khanid Innovation Constantly striving to combine the best of two worlds, Khanid Innovation have utilized their Caldari connections to such an extent that the Kingdom's ships now possess the most advanced missile systems outside Caldari space, as well as fairly robust electronics systems.
Wolf
Named after a mythical beast renowned for its voraciousness, the Wolf is one of the most potentially destructive frigates currently in existence. While hardier than its brother the Jaguar it has less in the way of shield systems, and the capabilities of its onboard computer leave something to be desired. Nevertheless, the mere sight of a locked and loaded Wolf should be enough to make most pilots turn tail and flee. Developer: Boundless Creation Boundless Creation's ships are based on the Brutor tribe's philosophy of warfare: simply fit as much firepower onto your ship as possible. Defense systems and electronics arrays therefore take a back seat to sheer annihilative potential.