KUAT SYSTEM – The corporate manufactured of capital ships for the Imperial Navy, Kuat Drive Yards (KDY) is alleged to be behind schedule with the delivery of essential naval units.
The report comes from an unnamed source alleging to be involved with KDYs logistics, but prefers to remain anonymous.
The delay comes to great dismay to the Imperial admiralties eagerly awaiting the delivery of Gladiator-class star destroyers as well as TIE Interceptors and TIE Bombers from Sienar Fleet Systems stowed aboard the delayed naval units.
While KDY delivered a large number of Victory-class star destroyers equipped with TIE fighter craft, the Gladiator-class as well as the greater range of starfighters and bombers are considered to be crucial in preventing the dishonorable outflanking maneuvers continually being attempted by rebel starships. These rebel maneuvers occur during attempts to penetrate the Savareen blockade around the Arkanis sector.
Given normal logistics, the delivery of these naval units was expected at the end of the current month or early next month. The source, however, asserts that the middle or end of next month is a more likely scenario. Until that time, the Imperial navy will have to continue to make do with the limited number of Victory-class star destroyers at its disposal.
KDY has not confirmed this allegation, nor has it given a reason for any potential delays in delivery. Suspicions are that it is the remainder of a backlog due to the labor dispute between KDY's daughter company Kuat Freight Port and labor unions.