After a friend of mine showed me how the MVAM worked, and the stats, I had an epiphany. Why not allow those who have aquired both the Tier 5 refit exploration curiser equip the MVAM. When selecting the Alpha mode, the player controls the Saucer section, and the stardrive section acts as a beta pet. If the player selects either Beta or Gamma, the Saucer acts as a Alpha Saucer. In any case, there is only one pet, and it doesn't ever act like a Gamma pet. If it is tweeked, the only major difference between equiped and not equiped would be choosing the role the ship plays in combat. MVAM would still be most effective on the Advanced Escort, but would give more flexibility to the Galaxy refit, and allow a third ship that could use the item.