!Ykpfge10hU 05/05/11(Thu)21:05 No.14827505|
>Here’s that NCA, Geist. Sorry for the wait!
Here is a brief summary of data gathered about the inner workings of the military contractor BlackRock, with special regards to their work in the Penavol Quarantine System.
BlackRock specializes in guarding quarantined areas, be they city, country, planet, or system, though Penavol is their largest current perimeter. Their strength of being almost being unhackable is also their weakness. While like in the Penavol system they employ passive psicomm radar, they can only receive data, not transmit it, and all data pulled from this radar is disconnected from their own servers. Communication site to site is done not with psicomm, but with quantum entangled molecules linked in pairs, trading slow transmission speed for the inability to intercept. All their technology, automated or otherwise, relies on automation and simplicity because they shirk the psicomm net.
Beside the ubiquitous “kill-sats”, in the Penavol system BlackRock deploys transmission buoys, kinetic strike frigates, and gunboats. The first transmit prerecorded messages to all who enter the system. The second two are the response to those who do not heed the first. While the kill-sats will make short work of small craft entering the system, larger craft might seek to hold orbit outside the range as a staging ground. The kinetic strike frigate (KSF) is a response to that, literally giant metal bullets guided by huge light-speed engines, designed to ram into large ships, utterly destroying both in the process. The gunboats are significantly slower but well armed and armored for their size, designed for search and rescue as well as checking out unknown readings from psicomm. Both are staffed with a small group of human technicians, along with autonomous robots disconnected from any sort of network. Obviously KSF pilots have their memories backed up before they leave the base.