|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|Faction:||United Earth Federation|
|Commander:||Admiral Kyle Netreba|
|Fate:||Survived War in Heaven|
The third, and for the moment, last Solaris-class Destroyer to be finished. She is currently assigned to 2nd Fleet Mars, where she is serving as Admiral Netreba's flagship. Due to the fact that she is almost always operating in close physical proximity to the Bradbury Fleet Yards, she is serving as a testbed for later block upgrades for the Solaris class. While this would, in theory, make her the most capable vessel of her class, the reality is somewhat different. She has, for better or worse, acquired the reputation of being a rather temperamental ship, and stories about various amusing incidents due to failing equipment are circulating in the entire UEF Navy. In addition, her crew is not as familiar with her systems as her Captain and the Admiral would like, although 18 months of combat ops have done their best to smooth over most of the rough patches.
The biggest difference in terms of capabilities between her and Solaris and Toutatis are her improved Sensor, ECM and ECCM suites, as well as a redesigned hangar bay, which allows her to conduct flight ops at a higher tempo than her sister ships.
Her nameplate design is based on the Sacred Chao of Discordian tradition, overlaid on Mars.
Eris (Greek Ἔρις, "Strife") is the Greek goddess of strife, her name being translated into Latin as Discordia