A new craft for the Great Space Race.
The AR-24 Avaire is a Medium Class Space Fighter designed to operate for extended periods of time, in orbit around planets or in deep space around mother vessels. The first manned fighter of its size to feature gravitic warp technology, the Avaire is capable of short warp "burst jumps" that allow it to disrupt lock-ons and throw enemies off of its tail; however it's incapable of true warp. It's powered by a hybrid gravitic twin-engine that controls its jumping capabilities and thrusters, as well as a moderate deflector shield. The weapons of the Avaire consist of a pair of double barrel linear rail guns; ideal for breaking down the standard deflector shields of smaller fighter craft, on top of a high-powered Directed Energy Laser Cannon; a weapon mostly designed for carving through craft that have lost their shields. This two-man fighter is the most recent mass production fighter fielded by any military currently operating in the Milky Way, giving it a technological edge over most other small fighter craft.