Codename: 1015-J Grey Lady "Phantom"
Description: UGov is the political body born out of the United Nations. However, by the 25th Century it is more than just a diplomatic body, but has acquired legislative powers. Effectively acting as the "world government".
With only a few independent and splinter governments not signed up to the Havana Treaty of 2419, UGov's main role is to establish peaceful coexistence between Earth and its many satellite colonies. This task is made increasingly difficult due to pirate activity, terrorism and alien intervention.
The "Grey Lady" series fighter craft were developed in the mid 2430's and was intended as an interceptor craft. Soon the Grey Ladies were patrolling Earth occupied space and acting as a police force in the more frontier parts of Sol space.
The "Phantom" is the fastest of the Grey Lady units. Built entirely for pursuit, it can out maneuver an escaping pirate vessel easily, even in the dangerous environment of the asteroid belt.
Armed with twin turbine cannons and four plasma drivers, it can easily take down the shields of a capital craft and out accelerate a hyper-drive capable cruiser. The rear drive section contains a static jump portal generator with a range of 1 light year, making it possible to hop into a conflict zone instantaneously.
These craft are intended for use with a single pilot, though variants of the Grey Lady series exist with two man or four man cockpits. Though the Phantom is a fighter, bommer class Grey Ladies exist, as do long range cruiser class units (approximately 4 times the size of the smaller phantom).
Known weaknesses are few, though they aren't known to possess huge amounts of ray shielding, making their principle defence against returned fire their impressive speed.