In 3061 following Operation Bulldog, the Duke of Koniz secretly gave
Clan WIE an enclave in the Koniz system in gratidude for our
commitment in protecting his world. The enclave consisted of a habital
moon orbiting a Gas giant, and some mineral rights to the asteroid belt.
While very generous Koniz never had the resources available to take
advantage of this territory. This proved to be an excellent location
to build our ship yard because the moon was located far from prying eyes
and only had quick access from a few pirate jump points that we could
patrol. Since we do not have the resources to build warships we concentrated
on a warship repair facility and dropship and fighter construction.
Our first new fighter the Stormblade is under going trials and is a high
performace heavy fighter.
While mech transports are always needed a more immediate concern is the
expanding Lyran navy, and their growing hostility to us. After
reviewing their newest assault dropship the Claymore, and the newest
Clan dropship the Noruff we have quickly put into full production the
Sabre Class assult dropship, designed to stand toe to toe with either
ship and blow then to atoms.
General specifications such as size, armor, cargo, crew, speed, are the same
as the Noruff. While the total tonnage of weapons is similar, the Sabre
carries fewer weapon systems, but has more advanced and accurate weapons.
This was seen as a good trade off. Another important difference with
the Sabre is the all the direct fire weapons are turret mounted which allows
the crew to bring overwhelming firepower in any firing arc, as you can
see in the scematic diagrams above.
After seeing the total war mentality of the Lyran troops, and the way
they treat civilians we have heavily committed the Koniz shipyard to
enhancing our space forces, in an effort to stop Lyran troops from ever
landing on Arc Royal or any other ARDC world. The Lyrans have shown
time and time again they do not deserve Safcon. Starting in 3062 there
are now 10 Sabres in the fleet, and 5 more in final construction.
We have also built 3 new Titan class dropships, and 5 new Carrier class
dropships. Both are very power space combatants even without their fighters.
And most important of all the Koniz Shipyard is nearing completion of the
refitting and repair of the Shadow Wolf. The McKenna Class Battleship
Shadow Cat- Flagship of the Smoke Jaguars that was secretly turned over
the the Wolves in Exile by Prince Victor following the Great Refusal. This was
done because with the loss of Earth ComStar did not have the ability to
repair the vessel, he did not want to turn it over to this sister, and
to balance the scales because all the nations units that went to Huntress
virtually had full clantech equipment refits from captured equipment.