While the rest of Mandalore attempted to put their warrior past behind them, Governor Pre Vizsla secretly rearmed the Death Watch movement to challenge the pacifist leadership of Duchess Satine Kryze. Part of his arsenal were Gauntlet starfighters -- sleek combat ships that also served as troop transports.
A Gauntlet has a sleek primary hull flanked by large pivoting wings that contain the ship's drives. The wings are on a collared mount, which can rotate independently from the hull, offering the ship remarkable maneuverability for a ship of its size. Within the hull is a drop-seat bay where 24 armored Death Watch troopers can egress via jetpack as the Gauntlet provides air support over a target zone.
The ship is armed with two forward laser cannons, and a pair of rearward facing cannons that flank its boarding tube.