The Pulsar Beam is an anti-corvette and anti-frigatebeam weapon. Pulsars are miniature short-wave ion cannons created by Hiigaran scientists, and possibly reverse-engineered from the Super Acolyte. They fire an Ion beam with an extremely short duration at a relatively high rate of fire (about 1 shot each second). This high fire rate and good damage make them the Hiigaran Navy's weapon of choice against corvettes. They are the primary weapon of Pulsar Gunships, and are also used on Battlecruisers as a flexible point-defense weapon.