Maxton Price is an admiral of the Federal Navy. He's known for his statements pertaining to the Federal presence in Merope which he described as "entirely legitimate". Price dismissed reports of unprovoked attacks on pilots by Farragut Battle Cruisers stationed in Merope.
Maxton Price made this statement on 25 JUN 3302:
"It is true that Federal vessels have exchanged fire with independent pilots, but these exchanges were not instigated by the Federation, and any claims to the contrary are false."
Price's responded to Dr Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group: "The presence of Federal ships in Merope is entirely legitimate. If our ships are fired upon, they will respond in kind, but I can assure you that the Federation does not have a military agenda in Merope."