this was the name given to the Republic Engineering Corporation reconnaissance vessel manufactured shortly after the death of Grand Admiral Thrawn. At 28 meters in length, the Ferret recon vessel was coated with sensor-baffling materials and equipped with the latest in stealth technology, allowing it to enter hostile territory virtually undetected. Its primary mission was to obtain information about enemy territory without being detected or caught. To allow the Ferret to move quietly at sublight speeds, a unique, baffled drive system was developed which would allow the ship to move about without leaving any detectable trail for up to an hour. The primary engine system relies on chemically-generated thrust, further adding to its stealth modes. The Ferret was operated by three linked droid brains, each of which controlled certain equipment on the ship. The Ferret was lightly armed, with a pair of missile launchers being its only weaponry.