Modernized version of the Starfarer Grendel used by the United Commonwealth
About this creation
Aft view, showing the jump engine integrated into the fuselage
"The best made better" - company line from JK Defence Concepts
Modifications include: movement of the cockpit to a stand-up position to allow the pilot to better handle g-forces, new and more powerful thrusters, a single hyper-motivator (jump engine) allowing a 10 LY full-power jump, new, lighter battleplate armor, and more power-efficient weapons.
Armaments: Dual vulcan pulsers in a chin-mounted turret, 2 gunpods with a rail cannon and 2 pulse cannons each, and anti-fighter missile packs.
Some squadrons fly the SA-181F variant, nicknamed the Dogfighter, which sacrifices missile armament for 4 additional vulcan pulsers and maneuvering thruster packs.