Each drone is capable of carrying several types of ordnance mounted on standard hardpoints on the dorsal and ventral surfaces. Drone weapons include antiship missiles, torpedoes, particle beam guns, railgun cannons, and lasers. A Basilisk drone with a full combat ordnance load is capable of accelerating at 100 gravities.
For example, the Lexington's principal weapons system is a complement of 18 drones, while up to 9 can be active at one time. The drones are deployed using rotary launchers mounted in 3 weapon bays.
Drones can take one of three configurations:
|Role||Lightly armored, highly maneuverable typically used for reconnaissance and light attack missions||Heavily armed and armored, usually used for escorting bombers or for defending capital ships||Used to deliver heavy ordnance, aiming primarily to destroy enemy capital ships|
|Propulsion||Chemical reaction thrusters|
|Acceleration||100 gravities||95 gravities||90 gravities|
|Armament||Heavy particle beam weapons|
10 gigawatt pulse lasers
|Interceptor anti-drone missiles|
Viper anti-ship missiles
|Grand Slam heavy anti-ship missile|
Firefly anti-sensor missiles