Cas-Vak Universal Threat Suppressant
The Cas-Vak Universal Threat Suppressant (also called a Ripper Cannon or Heavy Ripper for its mounting report and effect on target) is a modular three-barreled rotary 45mm cannon capable of switching between three different feeding mechanisms (and thus three different munitions) without interrupting its stream of fire. Though theoretically optimized for large-scale vehicular combat, the UTS can be (and has been) utilized against armored emplacements, aircraft, and soft targets. A wide variety of payloads guarantees utility in all situations.
The UTS is the most-deployed weapon in the Unity fleet, and is most evident on the Sovereign class Battlecruiser. It is also, alarmingly, featured on several variants of the Unity’s monstrous Duty gunships.
A miniaturized 18mm version of the weapon, officially dubbed the Airweight Versatile Threat Suppressant (and commonly called a Shredder Gun or Light Shredder) can be seen on smaller Unity hardware, first and foremost the nimble Order-variant gunships. Despite rampant rumors and cinematic license, there is no man-portable variant of the Light Shredder, as it would (rather heavily) fill the role of the Cas-Vak Shrieker HISS.