The Hyperion is a massive 2.2km long, 300000 ton Battleship built by Maxima-SuperTech for the Third King of the Austalier Star System. As the Flag Ship of the Austalier Royal Navy, the Hyperion was built not only to be functional and extremely deadly, it was also built to borderline unheard of levels of opulence for a warship. The entire officer section of the ship is more akin to a 5-star hotel than it is a warship. Make no mistake however, the Hyperion is all business and was built to withstand even the most powerful opponents.
The Hyperion carries a staggering amount of weapons ranging from 22-inch Railgun Batteries to Ballistic Missile launch tubes that can carry nuclear weapons. The Hyperion is the current Command Ship for the IPEF. Thundra Orientail heavily modified the Hyperion's weapon loadout from the original specifications, even adding a massive plasma focus cannon to the bow of the ship as a standoff weapon for naval engagements. The primary change to the Hyperion was the addition of the Drop Module which adds a compartment for the IPEF to conduct HEGIO drops and to construct drop pods for drop operations.
The Hyperion cost a staggering 120 billion Galactic Credits to produce, making it the costliest battleship ever to be used. Thundra acquired the Hyperion during a patrol through deepspace dozens of light years from it's home system with an enormous amount of damage done to its engine compartment. After an initial survey of the ship, Thundra's engineers determined that aside from the engine damage, the ship was in relatively good shape and could theoretically be used again if the damage was repaired. The crew inside the ship had long died due to a lack of atmosphere when the life support systems failed soon after the engine was destroyed. Thundra towed the Hyperion back through warp space to the Harrington Ship Yards where it was going to be fitted with a new engine compartment and made suitable for standard operation. The ship was under 24-hour guard by a Dragonian Destroyer. Sending the ship to the Harrington Ship Yards ensured that the ship would not be seized by the Grand Army and pressed into server under one of the two Grand-Generals. After several months in the yard, the ship was ready for service and launched under it's new Captain, Thundra.