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The Consular-class space cruiser is a starship designed and manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation and used by the Galactic Republic to transport diplomats to troubled spots across the galaxy. Civilian models of the Consular-class cruiser have been used for straight-forward transportation and are indistinct from the republic models. The Consular cruiser is equipped with a salon pod that serves as a secure meeting area for representatives and leaders of groups in conflict. There is also a variety of salon pods that cater to different alien species. In emergency situations, the entire salon pod can eject from the mother craft, and with its own sensors, life support equipment, and engines, protect the diplomatic crew on board. The craft also carries a number of escape pods.
Although the diplomatic versions is unarmed, various cruisers have been modified to have weapons installed and serve in the judicial forces and regional security forces, while others have been modified to serve as troop carriers and command ships back in the Clone Wars.