A Fleet Carrier boasts of 12 Type-XII phaser arrays, 6 Type-XIV Pulse Phaser Cannons, 10 rapid fire torpedo launchers (5-tube), 2 rapid fire torpedo turrets (3-tube), 10 micro-torpedo phalanx array (5 star, 5 port)
Although they are equipped with a formidable anti-starfighter weapon system, fleet carriers were usually protected by screening ships and starfighters. The main fighting punch of a Fleet Carrier ship consisted of two or more wings of starfighters. Besides being a base ship for starfighters, Fleet Carriers are also fleet command vessels. Task force commanders and fleet flag officers often use them as their flagships.