Despite its "low altitude" description, the LAAT is capable of descending from orbit and returning to space to rendevous with a starship. Typical armament includes "mini-superlaser" ball turrets and assorted missiles. The standard model can carry a squad of troops, who embark and deploy through large side hatches. The transport has shields that are effective against small arms fire.
- LAAT/i (Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry)-The most common variant, the LAAT/i was designed to ferry infantry across the battlefield and to provide aerial fire support to ground forces with a powerful arsenal of three anti-personnel laser turrets, four composite beam cannons, and a pair of missile launchers.
- LAAT/c (Low Altitude Assault Transport/carrier)-LAAT/c was designed to transport and deploy vehicles such as the AT-TE Walker, but was far more lightly armed than its infantry carrying counterpart, with only three anti-personnel laser turrets.