Using my Voq, with a BOP and S'Kull fighter compliment I did one of the sorties. This is what happened.
1) One fight, one of my BOP (but the s'kull did) just stood there and didn't do anything unless i pressed and unpressed the "attack" button.
2) When I asked the ships to "recall", they just hung around my ship.
3) I flew to the next fight they didn't follow.
4) I launched more ships and selected "attack", they all attacked and the ships that I left behind teleported to me.
5) For the next few fights, I had to remind the pets to attack, and recall didn't do anything.
6) a few times my Sk'ull fighters disapeared while fighting. Not self destructing. Not blowing up. "disapeared".
7) BOP can get one shotted.