‘Jaguar’ was conceived as a research vehicle that could observe the behavior of Aliens in extreme conditions. The ship’s development was conducted simultaneously in several private laboratories. The project was led personally by Dr. Anton Pavlov, a well-known xenologist, Federation’s chief Precursor specialist. The first prototype showed top efficiency in the flight tests. Shortly thereafter, Federation’s government bought the laboratory that carried out the research through private investors, and ‘Jaguar’ got re-developed for military purposes. Pavlov immediately left the project, but by the time the bulk of development was already completed. When ‘Jaguar’ went into mass production, the Federation was forced to give mercenaries access to the ship, to somehow recoup the costs.