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Raptor Destroyer Refit

During the First Interstellar War, negotiations were made between the Novus Initium Republic and the United Vitam State to study and examine each other’s military technology, namely the idea of developing electromagnetic or EM warheads by the Republic and using shield boosters and laser weapons on State ships. However, while the EM warheads and shield boosters were successfully developed and deployed, the State had a hard time trying to implement the laser weaponry due to the power supply needed for those weapons. When the Camino Star Empire entered the war on the side of the Republic and the State, the State was quick to establish negotiations and deals involving their versatile missile launchers with the EM warheads for the Empire’s less-energy consuming hybrid turrets. The two struck a deal without the Republic knowing and started to develop ships, namely destroyers and cruisers, with the new weapons. These ships were first deployed to the Dellino System that was under Republic occupation near the end of the First Interstellar War to enforce their joint operations in the former Lykan system.

When the United Vitam State’s Raptor-Class Destroyer was converted to their "Version 2 Refit" variant, not only did it get the shield booster technology to strengthen its shield system, it saw 12 of its 21 launchers removed and replaced with the new hybrid turrets. Along with the remaining 9 missile launchers, the Raptor V2 was now equipped with 6 dual light railguns for use in long range engagements and 6 light blaster cannons for use in short to medium range engagements. This gave the Raptor V2 flexibility and versatility at any range. Since the ammo for the hybrid guns is considerably smaller than that of the missiles, the additional storage space was used to house the additional capacitors needed to keep the shield booster system running. The State expected to convert their entire line of Raptor Destroyers to their V2 variants in a couple of months after the war. As of the Yintaka Incident, this conversion has been completed.

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