Project MONITOR is an UEE military anti-fighter warship development project that leads to the development of the Aegis Hammerhead. The project was started in March 2765 by the UEE High Command as they issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking a dedicated anti-fighter platform that could serve as both a key element of the standard fleet screen and as a cost-effective patrol ship to replace the aging Guine-class. Aegis Dynamics was tasked with developing this warship.
Due to the United Empire of Earth’s aggressive military expansion of the 28th century, the UEE focused on technological development and modernization projects intended to prepare for open warfare with an equal or superior foe. A major part of this effort meant defining a more complex order of battle; where a single carrier or destroyer squadron would have once operated with impunity, they now looked to diversify their supply trains, command and control and immediate defense away from a single combat element. It was the immediate defense part that gives UEE the need to initiate Project MONITOR.
Project MONITOR began development in November 2765 by Aegis Dynamics. After 18 months of structural development, in May 2767, the construction of the first prototype (MJX-1) started and lasted for three years. The six initial prototypes suffered from the type of teething issues not uncommon for initial purpose-built spacecraft designs.
MJX-3 survives to this day and is currently stored at one of Aegis’ archive facilities in anticipation of an impending restoration for a museum.
MJX-4 was lost with all hands during a flight trial.
MJX-5 was converted to full-scale articles and delivered to the Navy. The ship was assigned to reserve units and did not see action and was scrapped as the Flight IIA models began to come online in 2854.
MJX-6 was converted to full-scale articles and delivered to the Navy. The ship was assigned to reserve units and did not see action and was scrapped as the Flight IIA models began to come online in 2854.