Ostensibly a legitimate company, it's an open secret that they manufacture cheap, well-armed craft favoured by pirates, to the point that they're named in that vein: "Cutlass," Buccaneer," "Privateer," and "Marauder"
Designer note: the idea is that Drake Interplanetary builds ships which are ostensibly for legal purposes (local militias, etc.) but are ‘obviously’ for pirates: so it has the appearance of a military fighter, but mated to an awkwardly larger hull for collecting loot ... It also has a cheaper build quality: if Anvil is building Jeeps and Origin is building BMWs, this is a Honda.
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20130203014939/http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/ships-plan/ Star Citizen Ships Development