The Freedom, an AFSS Welving-Class Super Cruiser is about the size of the EDS Kingfisher. It has a powerful armament of 6 city-sized laser cannons and a special HSV system. The HSV, a large rocket-propelled torpedo, has a drill on its nose that allows it to dive deep into the enemy ship's core. Once there, it injects a lethal amount of airborne pathogens and/or computer viruses, hence "Hostile System Virus" (HSV). The pathogens temporarily quarantine the area of the ship from hostile crew tampering, as the main HSV device injects viruses into the hostile computer system to halt, overrun, or even self-destruct the ship.