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Ship Class: Destroyer
Shield Bats: 700
Not long after wresting control of Leeds from House Bretonia, it became clear to Gallic military leaders that the unrivaled tools of conquest which formed the backbone of the GRN's fleet were ill suited to the much different task of occupation. Resistance on the planet itself became a problem, and the switch from classical naval doctrine to guerilla warfare both in space and on the ground proved difficult for large, unwieldly ships like the Valor and Obstinate to cope with.
Pitching their case to the Crown, military officials expressed their need for tools capable of rapid response and peacekeeping operations. The Triumph class destroyer was Calais Research Facility's answer to this request, with research beginning in 821 AS. OPEVAL was finally completed in late 824 AS, with the Triumph being deployed just in time for Gallia's push on New London.
A marvel of engineering, the Triumph is the only capital ship in Sirius capable of atmospheric flight below 5000 meters, using its octet of VTOL thrusters to maintain altitude. Because of this, its repurposed belly-mounted Warwolf cannon is capable of doing what the Valor's cannot: glassing hard targets planetside without a magnetosphere to degrade its earth shattering beam.
It has been rumored that Calais designed the new frame with a second, more sinister role in mind - scorched earth both on the Bretonian and home fronts, in the event that the Crown were ever to fall.