From their announcement:
Spartan Games is very pleased to announce that its latest fleet for the Firestorm Armada space combat game – The Directorate – are now in our Online Store and available for pre-order, with shipping commencing the week of June 21st.
Intelligence on this fleet reads as follows: The crews of the Directorate Navy have the most experience of fighting within the chaos of a space battle, having tested ship designs and weapon systems against the Aquans and Sorylians during the Xenos War. The Directorate are feared by their enemies because of their ruthless battle tactics. Although their vessels do not use shield technology, their durable design makes them a match for any enemy ship. The Directorate have a direct and functional approach to space combat: plasma turrets cover the main arcs with a fairly even spread of Attack Dice, allowing them to hold off an enemy at range, waiting for the perfect moment to close to short range and crush their foe.
At the same time as The Directorate arrive, and possibly to counter the new threat to their fleets, the other races in the game have unveiled their Heavy Cruiser designs. As with the aforementioned fleet they are now in our Online Store and available for pre-order, with shipping commencing the week of June 21st