The greatest asset of Aristobulus 4 is also it's greatest curse: the mineral-rich meteors that regularly fall from the nearby asteroid belt. Mobile Civil Defence Platforms like this one are used to track and destroy any meteors that could land on populated areas.
About this creation
"Well, here we are, Bob. Start of another 14-hour shift. Let's hope it's a quiet one, eh?
"Not much chance of that, boss - transgraph says to expect an inspection from top brass!"
"Oh great. I suppose you'd better deploy the boarding ladder, Bob."
("Typical, it's Major Bigchips. I still haven't worked off the last lot of disciplinary duties he gave me.")
"Boarding ladder deployed. Welcome aboard, sir!"
"Attention! I didn't come all the way out here to exchange pleasantries, trooper! You are a complete shower! Call yourselves members of the civil defence force??"
"Corporal, ambulate us 4 kliks to the north. See if you can do that right!"
"But Sir, that will take us out of our watch area..."
"SILENCE! For that insubordination, corporal, when I get back to HQ I am cancelling all your leave for the next 5 years! Dismissed!"
("I can't believe it! That trumped up son of a...")
"Err, boss - we've got incoming - better get back in the gun seat, it's right on top of us!"
"I'm on it! Which quadrant, Bob?"
"Northwest... no... er.... too late! Oooops."
"Oh dear, it hit the Major. It's an ill meteorite that blows no-one any good, eh?"
"Got issues with our civil defence? How would you like to see some UNcivil defence?"