[iNCOMING TRANSMISSION FROM MERCENARY RECONNAISSANCE CENTER]
Pilots. As you are aware, there is a new foe in the alien arsenal to deal with. You’ve already seen the Defiler, Hunter, Scout and Biomorph. Now it’s the Predator.
The predator is unlike anything we’ve seen before, it resembles no other regular alien ship. The Biomorph is an infected Katana, the Hunter a Large tubular flying plasma cannon. This new ship resembles the Defiler. Large protrusions of the alien material erupt from it’s surface, forming a sharp, pointed bow followed by a rounded almost slicked back series of crystals of this material. The ship has 6 thrusters, four small and 2 large. There are two large rings in the center of the ship, the outer is theorized to be a sensor to support the massive detection radius, the inner is a cannon. These rings have parts of alien crystal floating in them in some kind of force-field.
The inner ring’s projectiles are comparable to that of the hunter, however, they have one very large difference. They are able to track a ship, suggesting that they could be more than just a projectile and, in fact, a drone. They can be outrun by a fast interceptor or fighter, projectile speed is around 700m/s.
Recon center was able to ascertain images and footage of this new enemy. They follow this message.
Images were captured in Abandoned Beacon, Rank 1, Federation.
Merc Recon center out.
[COMM SYSTEM DISENGAGE]