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Name: Andromeda Ascendant  (Called Rommie by the crew)
Official Designation:
  Shining Path to Truth and Knowledge AI model GRA 112
Class: Glorious Heritage class heavy cruiser (Often called the "bright star of the High Guard fleet")
Serial Number: XMC-10-182

As the most visible symbol of the Commonwealth, command of these vessels is reserved for the most talented commanders. Capable of high-endurance, independent operations, the Heavy Cruiser nonetheless operates most often as the central component of an HCBG. They are ideally suited for interplanetary combat, although they can play a significant role in planetary strike operations and logistics support for the HCBG as a whole. 

Also, XMCs are often called upon to perform disaster relief and refugee support operations due to their spacious interiors and ability to ferry large quantities of emergency supplies and additional personnel. During peacetime, XMCs are most often tasked with independent intergalactic exploration, charting and documenting the star systems of the Local Cluster. They are also the preferred platform for first contact missions, given their formidable combat capabilities and their ability to operate without a battlegroup - often critical in assuring that the High Guard comes in peace. 

    Physical Characteristics: 
Length: 1301m Beam: 976m 
Height: 325m
Inertial Mass: 96,408,876kg 
Max Speed: Classified 

Ship's Complement: 4132 Officer/Enlisted: 1/11 

PAS-37Q System Search Sensor (Phased Array) 
HSS-114D Hyper Spectral 
AIS-117M Advanced Imaging Sensor (Synthetic Aperture/Moving Target Indicator) 
AIS-117I Advanced Imaging Sensor (Inverse Synthetic Aperture) 
ES/A-9R Electronic Support and Attack Measure Suite 

Combat Systems:
40 ELS missile tubes 
12 PDL 50Mw turrets 
12 AP cannons 
36 RF-42 Centaur tactical fighters 
76 RA-26 Shrike strike fighters 
12 AF/A-29 Phoenix atmospheric attack craft 
16 ES-115 Oracle heavy sensor/attack drones 
8 ES-14 Janus light sensor/attack drones 
6 Radiating Counter Measure generators 
1 AI command and control entity 

Standard Armament: 
OM-5 standard offensive kinetic kill missiles 
DM-5 standard defensive kinetic kill missiles 
PM-6 Star Arrow smart anti-ship missiles 
PM-6L Strategic Star Arrow smart anti-ship missiles (extended range variant) 
PM-6LII Strategic Star Arrow multiple independent kill vehicle (MIKV) variant 
SAPM-6III Strike Arrow surface attack variant 
Nova Bombs

Operational Capability Ratings:
9 8 10 10 9 5 9 9
5 8 7 8 10 10 4