The Longbow-class Patrol Cruiser was a class of ship that was used in the Union of Allied Planets Navy. The Union of Allied Planets often deployed Longbow cruisers when it had to maintain a military presence but did not want to dedicate a massive Star Destroyer or the Mon Calamari Star Cruisers. Modified ships of this class were known to be used as Pirate Ships by the Mandalorians. It is used by the Alliance of Nations. Displacing 640,000 tons, the Longbow was more than enough to overwhelm the average pirate squadron or planetary militia. The Longbow was still deceptively well armed, however, and carried a pair of heavy cannons, a dozen point-defense guns, 360 missiles and over a thousand jammer/decoys jammed into its narrow hull. This was supported by more than fifty small craft and room for over 3000 troops, making the it a very flexible vessel well suited for space superiority, interdiction, piracy suppression, and ground assault missions. Even with this impressive firepower, Longbows were rarely deployed alone and were usually grouped with smaller support vessels.