the answer is, with out question, the peregrin fighters.
on my atrox i have the blue quality X 2, i nearly always have em in intercept mode, i move em to attack target when i need to focus fire. they knock out subsystems with phasors, and their torps do fair dmg.
also get flight deck officers, can got purp doffs by doing the caitian dispora chain. or get other qualitys from lt farra at acadamy.
i have 2 purp doffs that improve acc in intercept mode
and 1 blue that increases recharge rate.
every 12 secs i can launch 12 fighters.
Danubes are useful if you're flying the Heavy Escort Carrier and have only one hangar slot.
Your cannons and torps will take care of the DPS, and the Danubes will lock down targets, very useful when running interception in STFs against probes in Infected and Khitomer Accord, or defending the Kang in Cure.
I found the "Danoobs" helpful just a few hours ago, when they kept Donatra from moving while my team backed away to the range where she forgets to cloak and hide (about 6-7km), and we managed to finish her off with 5 minutes to spare before the server went down for maintenance
Good anti-healer support with the thoron pulse (drains Aux power levels), but terrible dps
Disagree. Their dps is just fine. Did you know the thoron pulse also deals damage? And on a side note, you forgot they're harder to shoot down than peregines AND the thoron pulse also disables targetting systems.
Combined with a set of danubes they can shut down a target.
If ARC becomes mandatory, I'll never buy ZEN again.