Fleet Manager

Fleet needs upgrading again

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The Tzynn Empire’s attempts to engage rampaging pirates was again thwarted today after its entire military fleet was grounded for further upgrades.

The thirty corvettes and ten destroyers were commissioned less than a year ago, but engineers have struggled to keep pace with rapid technological change, upgrading ship armor, shields, engines and attack systems on almost a daily basis.

Today’s upgrade will see the ships fitted with the recently researched Plasteel Armor. At a cost of 325 alloys it boasts mild benefits compared to the Ceramo-Metal Armor that was installed just last week after an extensive nine-month retrofitting.

Militarist factions have criticized Tzynn Fleet Command for authorizing the upgrade, highlighting that the absence of regular fleet patrols appear to be emboldening pirate attacks on peripheral systems. Retired Tzynn Admiral Raxeg told Xenonion News;

“This whole situation is outrageous. The continual upgrades mean our primary fleet has never undocked from its home base, which is infuriating as, unlike other empires, we can actually afford to do that. The government is going to have to accept at some point the ships are combat ready, or as I keep petitioning our science department, just stop researching military tech for a couple of months.”

Image: Tzynn Admital Raxeg.

A spokesperson for the Tzynn government, Samux, told Xenonion News;

“These scheduled upgrades are vitally important for keeping our ships up-to-date with the latest technology, which means we’re more likely to win battles… if we can ever actually get to them. Plus, it’s like suuuper annoying to have that little upgrade icon keep popping up on our fleet manager screen. Like, you get rid of it, and then it just pops back up - the longer it’s left, the more times you have to click it. We’re really trying to keep on top of it.”

Image: Tzynn government spokesperson Samux.

Samux went on to stress that he was confident in the Tzynn’s military capabilities, stating; “we’ve only lost 16 systems to pirates, and only three of them had inhabited planets.”

The Tzynn Empire estimates its fleet will be completely upgraded at some point within the next three hundred years.

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UNE accidentally disbands largest fleet due to 'computer glitch'

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The United Nations of Earth Space Command (UNESC) has this evening confirmed it accidentally disbanded its largest fleet due to a "computer glitch."

The military body, based at the Dodecahedron in Ulm, stated that it had recently installed an expensive ‘Fleet Manager’ computer program to provide naval logistical support, and the error came about during a review of fleet compositions.

Image: The new Fleet Manager computer program was developed in consortium with the Galactic UN to help streamline naval logistics.

Image: The new Fleet Manager computer program was developed in consortium with the Galactic UN to help streamline naval logistics.

UNESC Chief Admiral Stephen Ackett spoke to Xenonion about the incident;

“The Fleet Manager has been a fantastic addition to Space Command in terms of allowing us to keep tabs on all of our active fleets and reinforce them as required. We keep a number of fleet templates on the computer system and these are regularly changed - unfortunately during this instance a fleet template was deleted and for some reason this order filtered to our fleet, which disbanded.”

Image: UNESC Chief Admiral Ackett works with a team of engineers at Space Command to try and source the error with the new Fleet Manager computer program.

Image: UNESC Chief Admiral Ackett works with a team of engineers at Space Command to try and source the error with the new Fleet Manager computer program.

The incident has caused significant concern among UNE leadership as the affected 1st Fleet had 200 ships and was the space-nation’s largest and most well equipped, having recently been bolstered by the addition of a Titan-class flagship.

At the time of the disbanding order, all 45,000 crew disembarked and the ships were automatically scrapped at Arcturus Station, the forward starbase where they were docked.

Image: The 1st Fleet had been docked at the new Arcturus Starbase, home to all UNE forward naval operations.

Image: The 1st Fleet had been docked at the new Arcturus Starbase, home to all UNE forward naval operations.

Sector governor turned military faction leader Emilio Hermes told reporters at a press conference:

“This is outrageous. We’re mere weeks after a devastating attack by Starfish xenos, we’re expecting a further attack any day now, and our largest fleet is just... gone? Can you really blame any of our neighbours for fabricating claims on us now our fleet power is ranked ‘pathetic’?”

Image: Military faction leader Emilio Hermes has called for an "urgent fix" to the problem before "those Starfish sadists return and hit Earth."

Image: Military faction leader Emilio Hermes has called for an "urgent fix" to the problem before "those Starfish sadists return and hit Earth."

The UNESC has stated rebuilding the 1st Fleet is an “absolute priority”. Ackett went on to say:

“We can use the fleet manager to rebuild the template that we lost, and just reinforce it, so all our shipyards will automatically rebuild the ships. It’s great! Oh... wait. Hang on. It looks like they’ve accidentally built 500 more ships than we have capacity for. Uh... can you come back in a little while please?”

Shares in human corporations have jittered on the Space Exchange Index (SExI).

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