The MMA cousin to the Imperial Star Destroyer or MC90, the Black Lion-class Heavy Cruiser is heavily armed and armored. It adopts the same general shape as its Imperial counterpart, as well as being larger, the extra space being used by a larger cargo and hangar area as well as extra weaponry.
As a nod to the Mon Cal emphasis on protection, this is one of the few ships that features MMA-designed ablative armor in addition to standard armor plate. The outer shell is 5.0 meters of superdense ablative material, allowing the ship to weather considerable damage before sustaining hull breach and giving damage control parties extra time to restore shield generators. The density and thickness of the armor can withstand several dozen turbolaser hits before burning away to reveal more standard armor plate underneath.
As with all MMA-produced combat vessels, the ship features the innovative harjel repair system, a set of backup shields rated at one-third the power of the ship's standard shields, and the new PDS in addition to the ship's standard weaponry and defenses.