Interresting... gaining a good defence potential with the aft slots....
btw: we already have a 'Destroyer-class' T5 skill, It's where you find the Nausicaan ship, if memory serves.
Yeah, I realized that later. /shame
For the feds it would easy to just call that sort of ship a "frigate", since that's what they tend to be in modern navies. I was just using "destroyer" because that name has also been used for defensive escorts, but it sounds more imposing. Really the best name would be "escort", but that's already used for attack ships.