Additional Defensive Systems
Armor and Shields are only part of the defenses of a starship. Other defensive systems attenuate and compliment the damage prevention of starships armor, and some systems work to repair damage that has already occurred.
To build a defense system from scratch, a character must succeed at a Craft (electronic) check (DC 30) and a Craft (mechanical) check after investing 60 hours in its assembly. A character without am electrical or mechanical tool kit takes a -4 penalty on the appropriate skill check. The character must also make a Wealth check against the system’s purchase DC.
Installing a defensive system requires a successful Craft (mechanical) check (DC 30) after investing 30 hours. A character without a mechanincal kit takes a -4 penalty on the skill check.