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The ExoFrigate was a slow unarmored ship originally developed to provide moderate protection against raids from Pirate Clans on orbital space stations within Homeworld controlled space. Their chief merit was that they were cheap. Exocarriers were regarded as an important supporting element for the battle line; by the time the Neosapien War began, they effectively were the battle line. This changed the role of the ExoFrigates by turning them into screening vessels for the ExoCarriers in the Task Force.
Most ExoFrigates were armed with laser cannons with later models acquiring cloaking technology from the Pirate Clans after the ExoFleet – Pirate Clans Alliance. The lack of protection made ExoFrigates particularly vulnerable and many were destroyed, especially during the Pirate Clans War and the Neosapien War, with great loss of life.