The Avenger class minelayer corvette was an inevitable evolution. Designed by pirates, it was ordered through third party agencies, and delivered anonymously to the edge of the Andorian asteroid field. They came about shortly after the fall of the GC. Used mainly by the Jincillia pirate clan, they are devestatingly effective. A command tactic is to place several mines in and around jumpgates. They don't worry about damaging the jumpgates, because of the low yield of the explosives they use. The mines damage the ship as it enters hyperspace, and hit it then, capturing it without any trouble.