Automated Interdiction Satellite

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Imperial Standard Automated Interdiction Satellite
Automated interdiction satellite.jpg
Type: WP 4-C/D
Origin Third Imperium
Tech Level TL–14
Size 300 Tons
Jump J-0
Maneuver 0.25 G
Hardpoints 4
Cargo 0 Tons
Crew None
Passengers 0 High/Med 0 Low
Cost MCr267.13

A heavily-armed, automated satellite used by the Imperial Navy and Scout Service to enforce interdiction orders on worlds where constant manned presence would be unfeasible or uneconomic.

Description (Specifications)

USP 33011DO-640500-35003-0

These satellites are un-streamlined and cylindrical in configuration with a meteor/debris shield and solar cell vanes. They are typically armed with:

  • One missile rack with a magazine of 40 missiles
  • Four turrets:
    • Two of two beam lasers
    • One sandcaster
    • One or two fusion guns.

These satellites are equipped with:

  • Level 5 nuclear dampers
  • Level 6 hull armor

History & Background (Dossier)

The Type SMU-4C was first placed in service in 1035 and is still common throughout the Spinward Marches.

Several type variants exist to cater for specific or unusual requirements:

  • The 4C is a typical Navy model.
  • The 4D is a Scout Service model identical except for the computer and sensor packages.
  • A number of similar types without the heavy armament can be found on observation missions or as information/marker buoys.

References & Contributors (Sources)

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.