It massed 400,000 tons, and was pre-fabricated to fit in two fleet supply ships and be assembled on-site in under two days. It was painted black, and incorporated radar-absorbing materials. Later deployments included several backup platforms in case the primary system was destroyed or malfunctioned.
The initial design was rushed to deployment, and was lacking in protection. It relied heavily on stealth, and as such was vulnerable to the Royal Manticoran Navy's new Mistletoe reconnaissance drones.
With the end of the Second Havenite-Manticoran War, the specifications for Moriarty became available to Admiral Sonja Hemphill, head of the Manticoran R&D department; she and her staff soon began developing the advanced Mycroft system. (HH13)