A defensive weapon system that fires shrapnel-filled shells equipped with a proximity fuse for maximum effect against fighters and missiles.
The rising prominence of small, cheap fighter craft, especially in the strike role, led to a wider deployment of this weapons system in the heady days pre-Collapse. Fires ballistic rounds fitted with a proximity fuse. The resulting explosion sends a hail of flechettes in a wide area with a respectable kill radius versus standard targets. Newer models feature a fire control system hardwired into a Mark VI Predictor.
The Flak Cannon is a medium ballistic point defense weapon that does area-of-effect fragmentation damage. It has exceptional anti-missile and anti-fighter capability, beaten in its category only by the Dual Flak Cannon.