Type-10 Defender
Type-10 Defender with T9 and T7
Default version
ManufacturerLakon Spaceways
Dimensions135.1m x 118.4m x 39.3m
TypeCombat Freighter
Cost124,755,342 CR
Insurance6,237,767 CR
Top Speed179 m/s
Boost Speed219 m/s
Shields99 MJ
Hull Mass1,200.0 t
Cargo Capacity220 t
Fuel Capacity64 t
Unladen Jump Range6.97 ly
Landing Pad SizeLarge
Hardpoints8x Utility Mounts
2x Small Hardpoints
3x Medium Hardpoints
4x Large Hardpoints
Internals1x Size 2 Compartment
2x Size 3 Compartments
2x Size 4 Compartments
1x Size 5 Compartment
1x Size 6 Compartment
1x Size 7 Compartment
1x Size 8 Compartment
2x Size 5 Military Compartment
Maximum/Upgraded versions
Jump Range25.75 ly
Top Speed200 m/s
Top Boost245 m/s
Cargo Capacity532 t
Ship values
Mass lock factor26

The Type-10 Defender is the result of collaboration between the Alliance and Lakon Spaceways. With the threat of xeno-war looming, the Alliance's naval arm saw the urgent need for a weapons platform capable of withstanding heavy, sustained attack. Utilising a reinforced Type-9 chassis as a starting point, Lakon overhauled and geared every aspect of the design for combat, producing a military behemoth that could be produced in volume at short notice.

— In-Game Description

The Type-10 Defender is a Lakon Spaceways ship that represents a comprehensive revision of the Type-9 Heavy. The Alliance commissioned Lakon to build the Type-10 to combat the escalating Thargoid threat following a series of attacks against Stations in the Pleiades Nebula. Announced on December 17, 3303, Lakon committed to an aggressive production schedule that delivered the Type-10 in volume to retailers the following week.[1] Lakon intended the Type-10 to be "particularly effective in combat situations".[2]


Like the Type-9 Heavy it was based on, the Type-10 Defender is a slow, bulky ship, but substantial modifications to the design give it more versatility. The Type-10 is not only somewhat faster than the Type-9, but has stronger armour, better heat management, double the utility slots, four added large weapon hardpoints, and two Military Compartments, making it a viable warship. The Type-10 retains the Type-9's compatibility with Multicrew and ability to mount a Fighter Hangar.

The Type-10's focus on combat-readiness gives it one disadvantage over the Type-9: reduced cargo capacity. While the Type-10 can still haul more than most other ships and can be configured into a well-protected heavy trader, the Type-9's higher capacity and lower purchase price makes it the superior choice for pure trading. Due to the wide spacing of the Type-10's weapon slots, gimballed or turreted weapons are recommended.

The Type-10 also features mobile structural elements, like the Diamondback Explorer. The ship's small wings are extended during flight, but will fold up when landing gear is deployed.

Purchase LocationsEdit

System Station Date Seen Notes
Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Always available 10% discount
Brestla i Sola Prospect Always available 20% surcharge
Gollobo Blair Dock December 20, 2017 15% discount
BD+20 518 Christopher Dock December 27, 2017 15% discount
Woronii Panshin Installation December 27, 2017
Tellus Ahern Enterprise December 20, 2017
Huokang Steiner City December 20, 2017
Udegoci Kroehl Orbital December 20, 2017
Jambavan Land Orbital December 20, 2017
Ross 129 Yang Hub December 22, 2017
70 Virginis Fawcett Hub December 22, 2017
LHS 2771 Sarafanov Vision December 23, 2017
LHS 3356 Bentham Dock December 30, 2017
Leesti George Lucas January 2, 2018
CE Bootis Moskowitz Gateway January 4, 2018
LP 275-83 Nusslen-Volhard Terminal January 9, 2018
Polakahuna Hardy Dock January 13, 2018
Cadubii Abe Gateway February 5, 2018
Wolf 406 Hamilton Gateway March 12, 2018


Main article: Outfitting

All ships are highly customisable through the Outfitting menu of Station Services. Listed below is the default load-out for the Type-10 Defender.

Category Default System Default Rating Default Class Max Class
Small Hardpoint Empty -- -- 1
Empty -- -- 1
Medium Hardpoint Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Pulse Laser (L) F 1 2
Empty -- -- 2
Large Hardpoint Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Empty -- -- 3
Utility Mount Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Empty -- -- 0
Military Compartments Empty -- -- 5
Empty -- -- 5
Bulkheads Lightweight Alloys I 1 8
Reactor Bay Power Plant E 6 8
Thrusters Mounting Thrusters E 7 7
Frame Shift Drive Housing Frame Shift Drive E 6 7
Environment Control Life Support E 5 5
Power Coupling Power Distributor E 7 7
Sensor Suite Sensors E 4 4
Fuel Store Fuel Tank [x64] C 6 6
Internal Compartments Cargo Rack [x128] E 7 8
Cargo Rack [x64] E 6 7
Shield Generator E 6 6
Cargo Rack [x16] E 4 5
Cargo Rack [x8] E 3 4
Empty -- -- 4
Cargo Rack [x4] E 2 3
Empty -- -- 3
BDS E 1 2
  • (L) = Loaned
  • [x#] = Capacity
  • BDS = Basic Discovery Scanner


  • The Type-10 Defender's existence was accidentally revealed on August 17, 2017, in an in-game list of Multicrew-capable ships.[3] It was immediately speculated to be a renamed Panther Clipper, a heavy cargo ship which had been expected for years and hinted at in concept art for Elite Dangerous: Horizons, but this was debunked by Frontier Developments.[4] Frontier subsequently teased an unidentified new ship that was assumed to be the Type-10 in a trailer for upcoming 2.4 content at Frontier Expo 2017, but it was not until December 15, 2017 that the ship was officially announced via the weekly Elite Dangerous Newsletter.[5] The Type-10 was finally made available in-game on December 20, 2017 as part of update 2.4, The Return.




  1. Galactic News: Lakon Announces New Ship
  2. Galactic News: Type-10 Defender Now Available
  3. Steam User Images: Screenshot of the new Multicrew tab, with a list of Multicrew-capable ships, in the Comms menu as seen in the 2.4 beta
  4. Frontier Forums: Type-10 Defender, new ship (not yet purchasable)
  5. Elite Dangerous Newsletter #205 (December 15, 2017)