(Civil) LE-F4 Kite (Imperial Era)
Law Enforcement, Fighter, MK4, designation 'Kite' is a civil/paramilitary strikecraft-class, 4-person interceptor vessel designed specifically for Law Enforcement use by the UAS Civil Services including the Federal Security Forces (FSF) in Aquarius in the Imperial Era. The original design dates back to the New Federal Era, being a purpose-built hull for the then-Aquarian Federal Police.
The F4 designation features upgraded engines, powerplant and equipment hardpoints; being able to carry extensive shielding-penetrating scanning equipment in order to detect even the most well hidden contraband.
The primary role of the Kite is to provide the FSF with a fast, versatile platform upon which to enforce the law across the domestic systems of Aquarius, as such, it is almost exclusively operated by the FSF and a few other UAS Civic Government-based organisations such as the Federal Border Security Force (FBSF), and even a few paramilitary security organisations.
The Kite carries extensive external stores for a variety of configurable payloads, from additional sensor pods to Hyper-cruise disruptors, to ship-to-ship missiles for counter-terrorism operations. Despite being a civilian law enforcement design, the Kite has gained popularity with several UAS sanctioned paramilitary and corporate security organisations for its reliability and versatility.