do you really think they would advertise an stf fight 4 months in advance, with teaser videos and its own web page?
it may not be a faction, but if its content it will be significant.
Actually, I could see them doing that, since it's been a long time since a truly "new" STF was added. Finishing up one that had been hyped for years is one thing, but a totally brand-new one, with a new reputation set, with much-asked-for rewards? Yeah, that would be something they'd hype bigtime.
Not saying I think they'll do that; I think it's going to be a mini-faction. But yeah, it could be an STF and related reputation stuff including ships.