The first Courata dreadnought was the Frejada class, introduced in 1602. This early dreadnought design was the first to attempt to mount a HET laser on a mobile firing platform. Previous to the introduction of the Frejada, HET laser technology had only been demonstrated on fixed defense platforms and other large base installations. The Frejada was the largest class of ships in service at the time of their construction. Despite being dwarfed by later ship classes, the Frejada Warship (as it was later reclassified) remained a valid combatant for several decades after its introduction.