|Manufacturer||Aegis Dynamics (AEGS)|
|Hangar size||Large (S5)|
|Loaner vehicle||Hammerhead, Avenger Titan|
|Crew||4 – 8|
The Aegis Nautilus is a large military minelayer ship, with fully-integrated mine-deployment, sweeping and disarming capabilities. Originally introduced in 2549, the ship has had centuries of refinement until reintroduced in 2949 for its 400th anniversary.
Although not classically desirable like some of Aegis' most famous ex-military craft and initially considered a niche necessity of distant outposts, the serious firepower and long-range capability made it a surprise hit.
- Mine Control Room: A fully-developed control room for the queuing and deployment of the Nautilus' payload.
- Crew Comfort: A mess hall, crew quarters, and captain's quarters are designed for long-term comfort on deep-space missions and operations.
- Defensive Turrets: three manned turrets with 2x S3 guns each, and a front-mounted manned turret with S7 guns keeps the Nautilus protected in the hottest of deployment or disarming zones.
|Homing Mine||The Firestorm Kinetics Tephra Homing Mine is a mine that once within range, will move towards the target and detonate. Its primary role is to establish a defensive perimeter. This mine has the same destructive power as a size 5 torpedo.|
|NEMO Drone||The Saga Datasystems NEMO Drone (Neutralize and Employ Mine Ordnance) is a drone specifically designed for the task of identifying, deactivating and collecting deployed mines. In accordance with amendment 17c1 of the Militia Mobilization Initiative, a mine retrieval device must be present and functional aboard all armed minelaying craft.|
|Sentry Mine||The Behring VLR-11 Sentry Mine is a mine fitted with weapons that will fire on hostile targets when within range. Its primary role is perimeter defense. The sentry can house 2x size 2 guns.|
"As our situation changes, we must adapt in order to effectively address the shifting priorities, strategies, and ferocity of our enemies, whoever they may be. As we strive to adapt designs to suit these ends, we hope to use the combined knowledge of past contention to continue refining the Nautilus, its systems, and its capabilities, with the ultimate goal of creating a package versatile enough to effortlessly adapt on the fly to any conceivable threat or situation."
Mila Aukerman, Lead Development Engineer
The Battle of Centauri also featured a primary role for the Nautilus, although often not covered in schooling. In the time preceding the famous battle, valuable intel was intercepted detailing the enemy's attack plans, and a sapper squadron named the Blackhearts, used this intel to lay fields of proximity charges at key entry points around the system. They intentionally left subtle routes through this 'maze' that allowed UEE interdiction units to lure the enemy into the minefield. This destruction caused a large portion of the enemy forces to not reach the battle and ultimately lead to the UEE's victory.
Nautilus Solstice Edition"
|Limited edition exclusive to members of the Chairman's Club and includes sequential serial numbering according to production order.|
Pledge price history
|Date||Pledge cost (USD)||Insurance||Availability||Sale|
|2020-05-26||725||120 months||Time-limited||Invictus 2950 |
|2022-05-24||725||120 months||Time-limited||Invictus 2952 |