The Chouka have always developed heavy fighters armed to the teeth as part of their military doctrine. The Bloodlust Assault Fighter is a perfect example of this military design ideology. Armed with two laser beam weapons, the Bloodlust is also equipped with missile hardpoints, which gives it additional options and increases its anti-shipping capabilities.
The Bloodlust’s higher forward armor made it a formidable opponent against Circasian units during the war, but the maneuverability and speed of the Circasian Istale more than made up for the heavier payload of the Bloodlust Assault Fighter. Despite this fact a relative parity was achieved between the two race’s fighters in terms of quantity versus quality.