The Skaadi-class Cruiser was one of the most common cruisers in the Navy of the Black Star Confederacy between 6 ABY and 14 ABY, when it was replaced by the Praxeum-class Strike Cruiser. The design was obtained by the Muir Corporation in 14 ABY. It owed its unique shape to famous designer Hikos Tel'Anh, who also worked on the Njord-class Cruiser.
When it first went into service, the Skaadi was considered the ultimate combat starship design and it was the largest vessel ever constructed in the Black Star Confederacy. It was created as a planetary assault vessel. It could transport several squadrons of fighters and 2,000 troops, as well as several ground vehicles.