Became a Vice Admiral (Engineer) today, and had been using an Escort.
I picked up my Retrofit Escort, and took off everything from my old ship. I come to find out that I can't equip my Deflector Dish to it. The Dish is: Positron Deflector Array Mk X [Ast] [Em] [HS]. It's Very Rare, and I figure it's the best I've got, so I modeswell equip it.
Well, it just won't equip. It responds with "Can't equip that item."