1: use a Tactical cube (extra power/survivability)
2. use only "weak" and "fighter" squadrons and use costumes to make them appear as other ships.
3. The only place that supports cross-faction assistance atm is the DSE's in Gamma Orionaris. Foundry doesn't support it (yet?)
As I said I'm not the best with foundry my understanding of foundry is very basic. With a new born baby I don't have the time to learn at the moment. Lol