The Xen-Tau Industries drone Model 76 “Nemesis” was a fully autonomous combat drone deployed just weeks before the start of the Uprising.
Nemesis was instantly recognizable due to its signature wing shape and one-of-a-kind control unit shell, resembling a large, alien egg. The look inspired fear and respect in the hearts of human pilots and it was certainly not misleading.
The Canine was a standard-issue starfighter class ship of the Greater Commonwealth.
Controlled by a pilot and co-pilot aided by a weak AI, with an efficient, durable and lightweight design and a variety of armament options, the K9 saw action in almost every major conflict of the era.
The Automated Ore Extraction System “Sunspot”, built by Drone Systems International, was the first fully autonomous mining drone.
Small, slow, ugly and not very smart, it immediately became amazingly popular with mining companies for a simple reason – it could reduce costs dramatically and lower miner accidents to almost zero.
The Dragonfly Light Freighter, or “Fatso”, as it was more commonly known among the merchant pilots and traders, formed the backbone of the space economy.
Small, cheap, relatively fast, with a good cargo hold and requiring a crew of just two people, it was the transport vehicle of choice for most of the small businesses of the pre-war era.
Science Ship Peritia is a civilian research vessel, originally commissioned and operated by the New Oxford University from Pluto.
One of the few ships to survive the War unscathed and with its crew intact, it was saved by the remoteness of its mission; it was performing a long term scan of the Archon Nebula, with most of the crew continuously in hibernation.
The Blue Marlin, produced by Seine Automotive (SA) on Earth, was a legend even before the first one left the assembly line.
A sleek, fast, modern ship, capable of both atmospheric and interstellar flight, designed by the famous design shop of Luca Fermi-Dioderma, it rocked the stagnant civilian ship market wide awake when first announced.
The SCXE-200, known affectionately as “Buddy”, was the first fully autonomous light fighter drone introduced to the Greater Commonwealth military.
Produced by the large shipyards of the Tamahito Industries based on Europa, it was as instant success. Due to the fact that it did not have to carry any life-support systems, it was much cheaper to produce and field than human operated fighters.