The FTL Communications Drone, also known as the comm-drone, was the Takaran solution to managing their small empire. By setting up communication replay stations, a local resource on a planet would be able to send news, messages, or requests to Takara, the capitol of the empire without having to wait for a ship to come through a specific system. While the original speed of the comm-drone was over a hundred times the speed of light, the comm-drone was later equip with a Zero Point Energy Device to allow the comm-drone to reach speeds at a thousand times times the speed of light.
While comm-drones were programmed to steer away from an obstacle, it was later reprogrammed by the Alliance to steer toward an obstacle and even lock onto a particular signal. This reprogramming changed a comm-drone to a Kinetic Kill Vehicle.