Packed with advanced sensors and electronics, the Bugeye-class Recon Picket’s role is to prowl the edges of systems or battlegroups, picking up signals or alert for enemy vessels. It boasts some of the most massive and advanced engines in the galaxy, giving it unprecedented speed for a vessel its size. To accomodate the engines and acceleration profile, however, designers were forced to sacrifice the majority of its armor protection. As such, the ship is incredibly thin-skinned, making speed and concealment its best weapons.
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.