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The Assault Frigate is the mainstray frigate of the Taiidan Empire.
It serves as the workhorse of the Taiidan Imperial Fleet and is used to destroy strike craft wings. They are wherever the Taiidan Empire is, serving often as law-enforcement patrols. Formidable, armed with four mass driver turrets and two plasma bomb launchers, the Kudaark can take on almost any strike craft patrol and several Capital Ship types, though it is often escorted by a few fighters to ensure its safety.
The Kudaark was named by Fleet Intelligence after a desert burrower on the desert world Kharak. The burrower, which possesses several spines along its nose as well as tough claws, bears an obvious similarity to the Taiidan frigate who in groups of three are often deployed to burst through enemy formations using their forward turrets. When an enemy charges straight on towards a Kudaark, whether beast or ship, they are not likely to live to regret it.
Like most frigates the Kudaark possesses a sizeable crew and can act for weeks on end by itself without losing any of its battle-readiness or combat efficiency.