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Kuat Drive Yards


KDY, along with SFS, Rendili, and CEC, was the primary warship supplier for the Empire, and the Galactic Republic in its later days. Although some divisions of the company focus on fighters, transports, and other minor craft, it is known for its impressive, kilometers-long combat vessels. They set the standard for galactic warship design, and many of KDY's competitors have adopted similar styling in their own ships.As a result of the millions of ships previously used by the Republic and Empire, many of the New Republic's larger worlds use KDY ships in their defense fleets.

KDY is one of the top three starship manufacturers, along with Corellian Engineering Corporation and Sienar Fleet Systems. KDY was controlled by the ruling families of the planet Kuat, with each new ruler being chosen from among the most competent in a vote. However, it was determined that the Kuat family had the most aptitude for running the huge corporation, and the ruling families established the Inheritance Exemption. This allowed control of KDY to pass from one generation of the Kuat family to the next, thereby ensuring that the most able of the Kuat minds was continually in control of the corporation. This meant that KDY was always generating vast amounts of wealth for all the ruling families. Kuat Drive Yards remained independent from any governmental body, from the time of its inception during the Old Republic throughout the New Order of Emperor Palpatine. It is perhaps most famous for its production of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer. It also produced many shipboard components, as well as the Nebulon-B frigate. KDY aligned itself with the Empire, and remained pro-Imperial after the Battle of Endor. It was also one of the original Signatory Sponsors of the Corporate Sector Authority. Unknown to most buyers, every ship which left Kuat Drive Yards was given a regulator subcode in its computer system. This trapdoor allowed Kuat Drive Yards engineers to obtain control of a ship for diagnostics and repairs. These codes could also be used to break into a ship and take control from its user. This fact was never revealed, in part to save KDY from the wrath of Emperor Palpatine. During the last days of the New Order, shortly before the Battle of Endor, much of Kuat Drive Yards was destroyed by Kuat of Kuat. He hoped to ensure that no one - not the Empire, the Alliance, or Kodir of Kuhlvult - would take control of the operation. He acted nobly, but was unaware of the forces around him. In fact, the bounty hunter Boba Fett was his greatest ally, and helped expose Kodir's treacherous plans. The future leaders of KDY maintained Kuat of Kuat's series of explosives, which could be detonated if the facilities ever were in danger of being captured.

A-9 Vigilance Interceptor
Corona-class Star Frigate
Eclipse-class Star Destroyer
Escort Carrier
Executor-class Star Destroyer
Galleon-class Star Frigate
Lancer-class Frigate
Landing Brick
Imperator-class Star Destroyer
Imperator-class Star Destroyer Mk.II
Nebulon-B Escort Frigate
Sovereign-class Super Star Destroyer
Starwind-class Pleasure Yacht
Allegiance-class Star Destroyer
ISB Operations Ship
Macan-class Star Destroyer
Nebulon-A Torpedo Frigate
Nebulon-B EF76-B Escort Frigate
Nebulon-B2 EF76-B2 Modified Frigate
Republic-class Star Destroyer
Orbital Space Dock III
Lormar-class Refinery Station
HAVw AS Juggernaut

Major Corporations
Corellian Engineering Corporation
Cygnus Spaceworks
FreiTek, Inc.
Hapan Ships
Hoersh-Kessel Drive, Inc.
Incom Corporation
Kuat Drive Yards
Kuat Systems Engineering
Loronar Corporation
Mon Calamari Shipyards
Republic Engineering Corporation
Rendili StarDrive
Sienar Fleet Systems
Silviut Corporation
Slayn & Korpil
Telegorn Corp.
Theed Palace Engineering Corps