|Light Patrol Craft|
|Crew Complement:||10 or less|
|Main FTL Propulsion:||None|
|Combat Systems:||Electromagnetic Launch System missile tube|
|Standard Armaments:||DM-5 standard defensive kinetic kill missiles|
|Chronological and General Info|
Light Patrol Craft are non-Slipstream capable planetary defense craft that supplement and augment Home Guard defensive capabilities. Light Patrol Craft are usually equipped with a single Electromagnetic Launch System tube, several DM-5 Defensive kinetic kill missiles and a crew of 10 or less. Several sub-classes of Light Patrol Craft are in use throughout the Systems Commonwealth, depending on the particulars of the operational environment. Light Patrol Craft are very fast, highly maneuverable and operate most often in squadrons of eight. A heavier version is the Heavy Patrol Craft.