One of the longest serving classes in the Circasian Star Forces, the Moshesta Frigate was the pinnacle of Circasian military development during the 1960’s. The Moshesta was envisioned as a cheap answer to the military’s need for increased numbers of warships during the period following the end of the raider wars. This mid-sized frigate could perform near-colony defense against pirates as well as general system patrols. After battle reports continually showed that the Moshesta Frigate was an able combatant. Dozens of Moshesta Frigates were produced to meet the needs of the Circasian fleet and soon it was one of the most common vessels in Circasian service.
The Moshesta Alpha model saw its first non-police combat action during the Chouka War. The speed and mobility of the Moshesta allowed for stunning victories over the more ponderous Chouka warships. Each Moshesta carried enough firepower to be a threat on the battlefield, and the flotillas of these ships fielded by the Circasians increased their deadliness. Of all of the designs employed by the Circasia Empire at that time, the Moshesta was regarded as the most important and influential in most battles and was quickly heralded as the pinnacle of naval engineering.