6 Vanguard-class explorer
damage: 1

range: 5

armor: 4

speed: 100 light-years per watch


The Vanguard-class explorer is mainly useful for exploring and seems to have a higher sensory range than the other types of jumpships. In cases where a planet is only defended by GDM silos you can use the ships in small numbers (100-200) to draw out the shots from the silos thus expending the silo. Repeatedly doing so will take out a significant portion of the silos but is less cost efficient and more micro-management intensive than simply amassing a strong enough force of stinger-class jumpships to remove them all at once without taking any losses.