(October 2219, EAN PR dept.)
EAS-AJAX, the lead ship of the Ajax class cruisers is seen here on patrol along the border with Separatist space.
As an old war horse, the Ajax class is still the mainstay of the long range patrol fleet, being replaced now with the newer Phoenix class. While it is a slightly dated design, it still did very well in the separatist war of 2214-2216. The EAS-Ajax was there for all major battles, more than once being damaged so heavy it had to drop out of line for repairs, you can still see the patch repairs on her hull. But the Ajax dished out harder than it took, helping with bringing down a battleship, scoring kills on 3 Separatist cruisers, and numerous smaller craft during the war.
The war ended with both parties signing an armistice on the independent colony of Centuari Prime. But the EAN remains vigilant for any border violations.
Ship class: Ajax
First commissioned: 2203
Ships launched: 30
Ships remaining: 18 (7 destroyed, 5 stricken)
Personnel: 560 enlisted, 40 officers. Berthing for 400 Marines
Support craft: 2 Mk.VI long range shuttles.
Mk. VII jump engine powered by Einstein-4C reaction core.
Sublight thrusters powered by 3 Einstein 2F reaction cores.
Weapons and defence systems:
6x Dual turreted Mk.IX plasma cannons.
24x Mk.XVI rapid fire plasma cannons
16x Long range heavy torpedo fitted with a 5mt shaped nuclear charge
288x Medium range interceptor torpedo
68x Long range Reconnaissance/Decoy drone
Armour: up to 50cm ultra dense composite armour outer hull and 10cm composite pressure hull