A short range guided missile launcher. The missiles are designed to intercept and destroy enemy fighters, and do little damage to heavier ships.
Launches bursts of two 127mm missiles at a time. A simple infrared system provides excellent tracking, while chemical microthrusters provide maneuverability. Tried and true targeting algorithms make the missiles lead the target - they rarely miss and are very hard to avoid.
The Swarmer SRM Launcher is a light missile weapon with low damage, commonly used against fighters they can also threaten lightly armored frigates. There is also a smaller Swarmer SRM Launcher (fighter) that is commonly found on fighters themselves.
The missiles fired by certain anti-fighter missile weapons (Swarmer, Locust, etc) will change targets to closer fighters so that they can be used effectively vs a fighter swarm, hitting multiple targets
Only up to date for version 0.8a-RC19. It is likely still broadly correct but not verified for the most up to date data yet. Please double check the Version History