The Kor'vattra is the navy of the Tau Empire. Unusually for a Tau military force, the Kor'vattra is operated by the Tau Air Caste, although the Fire Caste does have a presence inside it. Most of it's spacecraft are modified civilian craft as the need for extensive space militarization is relatively new to the Tau, only really emerging after facing the Imperial Navy the Damocles Gulf Crusade. Alongside the ships of the Kor'vattra, the Tau Empire also employs ships including Kroot Warspheres and ships of the Demiurg and Nicassar to supplement it's forces.
Chareteristics of the Kor'vattra
Because Tau Society does not have the fears of the Adeptus Mechanicus regarding artificial intelligence, Tau Spacecraft are far more automated than their imperial counterparts and have far smaller crews. Tau crews are in general far better trained than their Imperial Counterparts, although the Tau Crews lack in terms of first hand experience compared to various elements of the Imperial Navy.
Tau spacecraft possess finely controlled thruster and anti-gravity systems which allows fairly sizable spacecraft to safely enter and manuver in a planetary atmosphere. These low flying spacecraft can deliver troops, prodive fire support and engage Titans.
Ships of the Kor'vattra
- Gal'leath (Explorer)-Class
- Il'fannor (Merchant)-Class
- Lar'shi (Hero)-Class-The first purpose built warship in the Kor'vattra, designed to match the Imperial Lunar-class cruisers after the Damocles Gulf Crusade.
- Kir'quath (Defender)-Class
- Skether'qan (Messenger)-Class
- Kass'l (Orca)-Class
- Barracuda-Class Fighter
- Manta Missile destroyer