Xao (Individual Union-class DropShip)

Vessel Profile
Type DropShip
Class Union


The Xao was a Union-class DropShip operated by the Draconis Combine. It should not be confused with the Leopard-class DropShip of the same name.

In 3025, the Xao was stationed at the naval base on the moon of Verthandi. It was used for orbital reconnaissance, supply runs and troop reshuffling operations. At some point in late 3025 or 3026, during the Gray Death Legion's campaign to liberate Verthandi, the Xao deployed DEST commandos in a strike against the Verthandi rebellion from orbit.[1]


  1. Mercenary's Star, pp. 197-198; the ship is explicitly described as a spheroid design here, as opposed to the Leopard-class Xao described earlier in the novel.