Developed by Feethan Ottraw Scalable Assemblies, the Mankvim-814 Light Interceptor was mass-manufactured by automated factories designed by the Techno Union. The Confederacy established such a plant on Utapau during their occupation of the planet, ensuring a steady supply of aerial defense for their latest of temporary refuges.
The Mankvim-814 is simplistic in its engineering - a central reactor feeds power and plasma to a high-velocity ion-drive. A magnetized rudder vectors the flow of the ion thrust while smaller side thrusters further assist maneuverability. The reactor also powers the twin laser cannons that arm the craft.
After Hoersch-Kessel Drive was able to acquire the design, the original cockpit was altered to accommodate a living pilot, rather than the original B1 battle droid.