The Pursuer-class Enforcement Ship is a heavy patrol craft designed by MandalMotors, originally for use by the Mandalorians policing Separatist-controlled worlds. The craft is well armed for its size, with a twin blaster cannon and a turret-mounted ion cannon, giving the ship formidable firepower. The vessel is more durable than most craft of its size thanks to excellent armor and military-grade shield generators.
The Pursuer-class Enforcement Ship's main advantage is its speed. This extremely nimble craft is used by several local system patrols in their forces, especially ones with more than one system to patrol. Although this craft looks like a flying brick, it was popular with Mandalorian police units since it was tough enough to handle pirates, but had enough cargo space for standard policing duties. This craft has also come into the service of corporations.
The bridge of this craft is located just aft of the twin blaster cannons and just in front of the ion engines. The fin that juts out from the side from this craft is the stabilizer brace which contains the maneuvering thruster cluster.
An early version of the Pursuer-class ship was in use with Mandalorian Neo-Crusader forces during the Mandalorian Wars.
Thousands of years later, the ships became popular with Spar and his Mandalorian Protectors during the Clone Wars, before being made available to police forces across the galaxy when Imperial advisers were placed on the MandalMotors executive board after the rise of the Galactic Empire.
New Mandalorian CrusadeEdit
As the Mandalorians arose from their ashes, they took up the Pursuer as one of their common warships in the battlefield. As such, most Pursuers are found with the typical modification of a proton torpedo launcher.
Because of the Mandalorians' preference of fighting up close with their adversaries, the Pursuer has become a popular choice for Mandalorian Protectors when defending their home sector from threats both from the outside and from within.
During the Xen'Chi War, the Mandalorian Protectors would use Pursuer-class enforcement ships to great effect, often with a slaved Gladiator Assault Fighter or two, to liberate worlds such as Bandomeer. They would also see use during the Battle of Mandalore.