Missiles — The Outrider was equipped with a short-ranged Missile Deactivation Transmitter, which provides the nimble starfighter the ability to deactivate incoming missiles within a kilometer area.
Maneuverability — The Outrider was designed with maneuverability in mind. This starfighter can soar and swerve to evade enemy fire.
Tugging Along — A Grappling Mag was installed on the backside of the starfighter, which provides the Outrider the ability to tug astronomical objectives, like stranded starships or smaller asteroids, through either realspace or hyperspace.
Electromagnetic Vulnerability — The Outrider can experience electronic disturbances from electromagnetic pulses, either from Ion Cannons or from natural phenomena.
Small Cohort — The Outrider fly in small groups on the frontiers of the Known Galaxy. The far-flung forces of the Rimward Trade League are frequently outnumbered by conventional military forces.
Corvettes — This starfighter is vulnerable to point defense lasers that anti-starfighter corvettes are equipped with.
The Federal Cooperative has made its bread and butter on the reproduction of classic designs from the aughts. They had a reputation for selling their products at a reasonable price. The Rimward Trade League would approach the Federal Cooperative in 858 ABY and request a multi-role starfighter that could perform search-and-rescue missions. The Federal Cooperative turned to its Aurebesh Series, refitting the AS-01a with a grappling mag to tug stranded ships, and additional scanners. In 860 ABY the Federal Cooperative would fulfill a bulk order consisting of hundreds of the refitted starfighter – the AS-01b Outrider to the Rimward Trade League.