Introducing the Nowruz - Pride of the Martian Navy.
|A Nowruz on manuvers near the Belt escorted by an Imbloc.|
Aboard the ship are Jammers, planetary assault pods, dropships, pinnaces, and, other specialized vehicles depending on the mission -- including fighter-interceptors and/or ground vehicles (to augment the onbord marine expeditionary contingent). The standard contingent of secondary vehicles support the Nowruz"s assault mission - including boarding hostile ships or taking/holding planetary points.
Each Nowruz is home for hundreds of crew members and requires a number of specialized career paths to keep it operating at peak performance. Besides standard living quarters and support facilities, the Nowruz calls boasts a large hab ring near the engine housings that can rotate to produce a number of different gravities.
Mars only has a handful of Nowruz in its inventory, but as things destabilize in the Gravity Well, they are looking to ramp up production at the few orbital industrial sites that can handle these beasts. Time will tell if the Nowruz will be a difference maker or simply a giant pork-project of money better spent elsewhere.