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The Cutlass-16 is a significant leap forward in technology, putting it on par with the best starfighters in use today. Its speed has been increased to match a TIE fighter. Its manoeuvring thrusters have been replaced, giving it the agility of an X-Wing. Its laser cannons have been improved to match the firepower of a TIE Interceptor. The concussion missiles have been replaced with a proton torpedo launcher. Its shields have been strengthened to match a B-Wing. Finally, the hyperdrive has been upgraded to a class 1 and the navi-computer replaced with an astromech droid. With the introduction of the Model-16, the Cutlass is once again a state of the art fighter.
The Cutlass-16 is a significant leap forward. Based on the Clone Wars era Cutlass-9, it has been completely redesigned using all of the lessons from new fighters like the TIE Interceptor, X-Wing and A-Wing.
Despite their outstanding capabilities, the factories in the Nessem Cluster are hard pressed to build enough to equip the Venators. The other capital ships and ground bases must make due with TIE fighters.