Boron Ships and Technology
Boron ships are designed to function both in the vacuum of space and under water, though this is only seen in X2: The Threat. Due to their peaceful nature, they specialise in defensive technologies, such as shielding, speed and non-destructive weapons like the Ion Disruptor, which can strip shields off a ship whilst doing negligible damage to the hull, destroying systems, equipment and weapons in the process.
In the past, the Boron have worked very closely with Argon ship designers, even though their aggressive nature was never fully understood by the Boron. The constant threat from the Split Dynasty has also forced more ship designs to move away from their peaceful nature. Advancements in Ion weaponry and propulsion has seen a decrease in Split raids. When comparing Boron ships to their Argon counterparts, they are very similar, if less shielding.