The Sabot-class missile is highly effective against shields and its high-velocity spread of kinetic projectiles can confuse point-defense systems.
Sabot-class class missiles are short-range, two-stage KE weapons. A guided missile first stage projects a secondary assembly to within striking distance of a shielded target. The on-board targeting computer then ignites the propellant for multiple KE penetrators. These 'sabots', as they are commonly called, are typically narrow, laterally stabilized projectiles manufactured from an ultra dense material such as depleted uranium.
Excellent at bringing down enemy shields and causing an overload. Standard ship armor is spaced and thus the sabot is somewhat underwhelming if it actually gets through the shields.
This weapon system features a firing rack that houses multiple missiles.
Fires a 2nd-stage spread of high velocity kinetic penetrators when in range. Heavy damage to shields, and massive EMP damage when impacting on enemy hull or armor.
Difficult to stop with PD.
The Sabot SRM is a rack-mounted short-ranged missile that does kinetic damage. It also comes in pod and single-shot form.