The Strike-class Medium Cruiser, better known simply as the Strike Cruiser, has been called the Empire's best kept secret and is unique by its modular design. To many the Strike Cruiser's combat capabilities come as quite the surprise. It was designed to be mass produced in a limited amount of time due to the prefabricated component sections. This reduces construction time and it also dramatically lowers the cost of each vessel. It was a triumph of Imperial modular technology.
Built around a central skeleton that bound the bridge to the engines, their other components are completely modular. The Strike Cruiser maintains 258 compartments, two of which are brigs. The interiors of the prefabricated sections can be easily modified for specific missions such as troop transport, planetary assault, prefabricated garrison base deployers or carrying a full squadron of starfighters after a short stay at a spaceyard. Therefore allowing the Empire to change the mission profile of the vessel without the need to build entire new classes of ships to fill needed roles.
The weakness of this vessel is that entire systems or weapon batteries can be knock out by well placed shots as the modular connections fail. Or in combat, if the parts of the Strike Cruiser's internal structure are destroyed the vessel will break itself apart. At the time of the Strike Cruiser's design, the warship's weakness was considered only a minor flaw. These ships are tough, versatile and well armed. The shields are very capable and the ship is often deployed in large numbers. These ships were in service before the Battle of Yavin.
Hoersch-Kessel Drive recently received permission from Loronar Defense Industries to produce this very capable cruiser.