The Hutt Gambit
Built by the profitable Sienar Technologies division of Republic Sienar Systems, a precursor to Sienar Fleet Systems, the Marauder-class was intended for use as a patrol and escort ship by the Galactic Republic. When the Republic declined to purchase them, mainly due to the Republic’s inefficient bureaucracy and not any problems with the ship itself, Sienar managed to sell some to other small governments and organizations such as the Kathol Republic. Orders were slow, and the Marauder was considered one of Sienar’s rare failures, so RSS finally sold production rights to the Corporate Sector Authority to be produced and used in the Corporate Sector.
The ship is used extensively by the forces of the Corporate Sector Authority, where they can often be found in use as escorts for Victory-class ships in the Corporate Sector Authority Picket Fleet, or employed in law enforcement or anti-piracy actions. They have come into use by private individuals and a few outlaw groups.