The Tartan-class patrol cruiser, also known as the Tartan-class corvette or simply Tartan patrol cruiser, was an Axis anti-starfighter ship developed by Damorian Manufacturing Corporation towards the start of the New Order. Armed with twenty laser cannons, the Tartan-class cruisers were designed for use against starfighters, bombers, and pirate vessels. Most notably, powerful sensor and computer systems enabled their guns to engage rapidly with swarms of small, swift targets, although these systems came at a hefty price. In addition, powerful engines gave these ships the speed and maneuverability to engage directly with starfighters, and the systems that channeled power from the generators to systems throughout the hull were also versatile and sophisticated, being able to redirect energy from the deflector shields to give more firepower to the weapons systems. However, they were more or less useless against larger capital ships, unless in large numbers. It is used by the Axis of Empires and the Coalition of Independent States.