Armoured Reflex Missile Defender
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2008
Out of Service: 2023
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      The ARMD series was designed to support the centre piece of the Robotech Defense Force, the SDF-1 Macross. The theory was that a Macross-sized vessel would be the centrepiece of any alien invasion force, and the ARMD platform would weaken both the main enemy ship and its escorts with long-ranged beam and missile fire before the Macross herself would deliver the killing blow. The ARMD platforms could also dock with the SDF-1, and supplement her firepower in battle. In theory, the defense was a sound strategy. However when the alien force arrived, it became apparent that not only was the SDF-1 compartively small to even the main enemy cruisers, but also that the alien fleet massed in far greater numbers than ever dreamed. The resulting attack led to the obliteration of any ARMD platforms in orbit as they were both outclassed and outnumbered. Two vessels survived the Zentraedi campaign and the resulting holocaust. These two ships would serve as orbital bases for the RDF until their decomissioning in 2023.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_hermes_cv.pdf December 13/04