The Star Saber XC-01 starfighter was an experimental fighter produced by Republic Fleet Systems, and tested by Horde pilots. Long, sleek craft, the single-seat starfighters nonetheless were equipped with hyperdrives. Although the ships were capable of swift acceleration, their low maneuverability-to-speed ratio and slow control stick reaction gained them a reputation as dangerous and unwieldy craft. Heavy blaster cannons and deflector shields gave the Star Saber more offensive and defensive capabilities than contemporary fighters, however the Galactic Republic pressed the craft into service despite their design flaws. It became the main signature starfighter of Amita.