The "Dervish"-class Multi-Beam Frigate is the mainstay Anti-Capital Ship vessel of the Kiith Somtaaw. It was developed through the joint efforts of the Somtaaw and the Kiith Paktu. With five ion cannons, this vessel is a capital ship's worst nightmare. Unfortunately, the nature of the vessel's design gives in little defensive coverage on the battlefield, especially due to the lack of defensive turrets.
Through the efforts of the Kiith Paktu, the project saw the creation of the helix bundle. This design allows the ion beams to accelerate in a tightly-curved configuration. The frigate is built on an accelerator helix, with a multi-beam splitter that allows any or all of the five ion beams to fire at any given time.
The frigate utilizes the cold temperatures of the voids of outer space in order to supercool its systems, allowing for a high rate of fire. These frigates are also ideal for dealing with enemy starfighters, due to the ion beams' tracking abilities. So, in this case, it is also a strikecraft killer.
Among the Dervish's main weaknesses are the aforementioned lack of defensive countermeasures and poor maneuverability, making it vulnerable to other enemy frigates. They also manage to break formation at the worst possible times.