Hangar - Caitian Support Frigate

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A Caitian Aspero Support Carrier with deployed Shikaris support frigates and Stalker fighter squadrons

Caitian Support Frigates are a type of Hangar Pet for Starfleet characters and their allies, including Federation-aligned Romulan Republic and Dominion characters.

They are obtained and unlocked with the purchase of either Support Carrier:

They may only be equipped on any full Carrier - any vessel with two hangar bays. Slotted hangar pets will add a launch ability: Launch Caitian Support Frigate icon (Federation).png Launch Caitian Support Frigate.

Hangar overview[edit | edit source]

Name Squad Energy Type Projectile Abilities
Faction FED25.png Caitian Support Frigate 1/2 Tetryon Beam Array Tetryon Photon Torpedo Launcher Photon Scattering Field IBeams: Fire at Will IPolarize Hull IIViral Matrix I
Transfer Shield Strength I
Faction FED25.png Advanced Caitian Support Frigate 1/2 Tetryon Beam Array Tetryon Photon Torpedo Launcher Photon Scattering Field IBeams: Fire at Will IPolarize Hull IIViral Matrix I
Transfer Shield Strength IHazard Emitters ISuppression Barrage III
Faction FED25.png Elite Caitian Support Frigate 1/2 Tetryon Beam Array Tetryon Photon Torpedo Launcher Photon Scattering Field IBeams: Fire at Will IPolarize Hull IIViral Matrix I
Transfer Shield Strength IHazard Emitters IISuppression Barrage IIISensor Scan I

A line of frigate pets were developed by the Caitians to aid the Aspero-class in its role as a support carrier. Traditionally, the Shikaris-class escort is a equipped with a powerful "railgun" experimental weapon used in tandem with its railgun destabilizer. The support frigate variant of the Shikaris is sturdy in its own right, featuring substantial defensive armaments and a wide variety of abilities.

One wing of standard-issue (rare) Caitian Support Frigates come pre-loaded as part of the standard equipment of the following vessels:

Pets[edit | edit source]

Hangar - Caitian Support Frigate
Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Any Full Carrier
Caitian Support Frigate Equipment and Abilities:
* 2x Tetryon Beam Arrays (Fore)
* 1x Photon Torpedo (Fore)
* 1x 360 Tetryon Beam Array (Aft)
* Scattering Field II
* Beams: Fire at Will I
* Polarize Hull II
* Viral Matrix I
* Transfer Shield Strength I
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Caitian Support Frigate
Launch Caitian Support Frigate
Launches a level __ Caitian Support Frigate. Each hangar supports 2 deployed frigates at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png
Hangar - Caitian Support Frigate icon.png
Rare icon.png
- UNLOCK: Caitian Aspero Support Carrier, Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier (T6)
- AVAILABLE: After unlocked, it becomes available from the Hangar section of the Requisition Starship Equipment vendor found on most hubs for 25,355 Energy credit icon.png.

Capabilities[edit | edit source]


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Hangar - Advanced Caitian Support Frigate
Very Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Any Full Carrier
Advanced Caitian Support Frigate Equipment and Abilities:
* 2x Tetryon Beam Arrays (Fore)
* 1x Photon Torpedo (Fore)
* 1x 360 Tetryon Beam Array (Aft)
* Scattering Field II
* Beams: Fire at Will I
* Polarize Hull II
* Viral Matrix I
* Transfer Shield Strength I
* Hazard Emitters I
* Suppression Barrage III
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Advanced Caitian Support Frigate
Launch Advanced Caitian Support Frigate
Launches a level __ Advanced Caitian Support Frigate. Each hangar supports 2 deployed frigates at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png
- UNLOCK: Caitian Aspero Support Carrier, Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier (T6)
- AVAILABLE: After unlocked, it becomes available from the Hangar Pets section of the Dilithium Store for 30,250 Refined dilithium icon.png. The cost can be lowered to 25,712 Refined dilithium icon.png provided the player has access to a Fleet Dilithium Mine with all Fleet Project Dilithium Discounts unlocked.


Capabilities[edit | edit source]


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Ultra rare icon.png
Hangar - Elite Caitian Support Frigate
Ultra Rare Hangar Bay
Character Bind On Pickup
Any Full Carrier
Elite Caitian Support Frigate Equipment and Abilities:
* 2x Tetryon Beam Array (Fore)
* 1x Tetryon Dual Beam Bank (Fore)
* 1x Photon Torpedo (Fore)
* 1x 360 Tetryon Beam Array (Aft)
* Scattering Field II
* Beams: Fire at Will I
* Polarize Hull II
* Viral Matrix I
* Transfer Shield Strength I
* Hazard Emitters II
* Suppression Barrage III
* Sensor Scan I
Values do not reflect skills or other modifiers

Launch Elite Caitian Support Frigate
Launches one Level __ Elite Caitian Support Frigate. Each hangar supports 2 deployed frigates at any given time.
40 sec recharge
Value: 0 Energy credit icon.png
- UNLOCK: Caitian Aspero Support Carrier, Fleet Caitian Atrox Carrier (T6)
- AVAILABLE: After unlocked, it becomes available from the Hangar Pets section of the Fleet Space Supplies officer onboard a Fleet Starbase with a Tier V Communications Array for 45,000 Refined dilithium icon.png and 100,000 Fleet Credits. The Dilithium cost can be lowered to 38,250 Refined dilithium icon.png provided the player has access to a Fleet Dilithium Mine with all Fleet Project Dilithium Discounts unlocked.


Capabilities[edit | edit source]


Playable version[edit | edit source]

A Caitian Shikaris Escort.

A playable version of this hangar pet, the Caitian Shikaris Escort, is available for Starfleet-aligned players.

Modifiers[edit source]

Hangar pet performance is affected by various factors, all listed below.

  • Innate
    • All hangar pets are immune to warp core breaches and have an unique version of the Strategist specialization ability "Layered Defense", known as "Layered Defenses III", which makes them immune to a single torpedo hit every 30 seconds.
  • Subsystem
    • Auxiliary Power level will determine the recharge rate before hangar pet can be launched again; if Auxiliary subsystem is knocked offline, the hangar will not operate.
  • Skill Tree
    • Skill Nodes
    • Unlocks
      • Adm eng fed.png 5 points in Engineering track: Hangar Health: Hangar pets have an additional 10% Maximum Hull Capacity.
      • Adm tac fed.png 5 points in Tactical track: Hangar Weaponry: Hangar pets deal an additional 10% Damage from all sources.
  • Starship Mastery (Carriers, Escort Carriers, Flight Deck Cruisers/Raptors)
    • Mastery passive quick deployment tac fed.png Quick Deployment: 20% recharge time reduction to launching Carrier pet crafts; +50% Rank Up XP for all Hangar Pets.
  • Duty Officers
    • Flight Deck Officer: Reduces the time to recharge Hangar Bay abilities after use.
    • Flight Deck Officer: Increases the accuracy of any carrier pet launched from your hangar bays while they are in Intercept mode.
    • Flight Deck Officer: Increases the damage of any carrier pet launched from your hangar bays while they are in Escort mode.


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • While the overall design of the support frigates is shared between the various craft, each variant uses their faction's traditional weapon types - Tetryon (with Photon torpedoes) for the Caitians, Plasma (with Plasma torpedoes) for the Romulans, Disruptors (with Photon torpedoes) for the Klingons, and Polaron (with Photon torpedoes) for the Jem’Hadar. Both Klingon and Romulan variants employ cloaking devices.

See also[edit | edit source]

v · d · e
Hangar Pets
Faction FED25.png Starfleet
Faction KDF.png Klingon Defense Force
Faction Romulan Republic.png Romulan Republic
Faction Dominion.png Dominion
Faction Khitomer.png Cross-Faction
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