Point Defense Turret

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The following information has not been confirmed by Volition
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.

The TWS-6 Khatvanga PDS, also known as the Point Defense Turret, is a primary anti-fighter warship weapon used by the UEF in the Blue Planet mod. The TWS-9 is equipped on every UEF warship from the Sanctus which is equipped two of these by default, to the Solaris, which mounts 20.


Blue Planet Tech Room Description

Jovian-designed Khatvanga rapid-fire plasma pulse weapon, firing in ten-shot bursts for improved hit probability and damage output. Standard point defense weapon on Federation warships, excelling at warhead intercept. Often employed by warship captains to disarm enemy turrets in close-range duels. Aesthetically impressive. Also produced at backup sites in low Earth orbit and in Martian workshops.



Range 1537.55 m
Rate of Fire 5 shots per second
Velocity 750 ms-1
Base Damage 15
Armor Damage Full 15
Shield Damage Full 15
Subsystem Damage Poor 3.75


  • Weapon fires in bursts of 10 shots in one second, every 2 seconds.

Veteran Comments

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While its damage output is not very impressive, it is nonetheless very accurate and good at shooting down warheads, and the relatively high velocity of its shots means that it usually hits what it aims at, so the damage will steadily add up over time. When coupled with the Burst Flak, staying within range of these point defense guns is strongly ill-advised.