Kuat Systems Engineering was a short-lived subsidiary of Kuat Drive Yards created in the waning days of the Galactic Republic. It produced a few well-designed but poorly marketed starships, including the CloakShape fighter and the Firespray-class attack ship. The lack of sales eventually led to KSE being re-integrated under the KDY banner as an after-market upgrade kit manufacturer. Shortly after the Battle of Endor, KSE was sold off to a group of Imperial loyalists. It was later revealed that the loyalists were really Vaathkree merchants with strong ties to the New Republic. 5,000 years after their initial creation during the days of the Old Republic, they are now nostalgically re-introducing old lines of ships for retrovehicular collectors and the new Jedi Order.