XG7 Trident
ManufacturerRam Tah
Years Produced3304-Present
TypeShip-Launched Fighter
Default Specifications
Landing Pad SizeFighter Hangar
Dimensions8.6m x 19.8m x 17.2m
Shields30 MJ
ManoeuvrabilityPitch Rate: 66°
Yaw Rate: 28°
Roll Rate: 133°
Top Speed316 m/s
Boost Speed541 m/s
Hardpoints1x Small Hardpoint

The Trident (XG7) is the first commercially viable fighter to emerge from an engineering project combining human and Guardian technology. Having superseded a number of earlier, unsuccessful models, the Trident is both agile and fast, surpassed only by the F63 Condor in terms of speed, and second only to the Gu-97 Imperial Fighter in terms of manoeuvrability. The fighter has a relatively light hull, however, so once its shields are down it is comparatively vulnerable. This model is equipped with an integrated rapid-fire plasma weapon.

— In-Game Description

The XG7 Trident is a Ship-Launched Fighter created by the Engineer Ram Tah using Guardian technology and data obtained from Guardian Beacons. It is equipped with one Fixed Plasma Autocannon.[1]


In contrast with human-manufactured Ship-Launched Fighters, the XG7 Trident is an all-rounder that relies on its unique Guardian weaponry. It is slightly slower than the F63 Condor, slightly less manoeuvrable than the Gu-97, and has significantly less armour than the Taipan, but its damage output is substantial, especially against Thargoid craft.

The Trident's Plasma Autocannon is an energy weapon with the lowest damage-per-shot (8) of all three Guardian hybrid fighters, but it deals absolute damage. It is more effective against shields, fully-automatic, and can fire for a relatively long period without overheating, making it more effective against human ships than Thargoid ships.


The XG7 Trident can be permanently unlocked for purchase by providing the following Materials to a Guardian Technology Broker:


  • The XG7 Trident was introduced in the Chapter Three (3.2) update of Elite Dangerous: Beyond.
  • As with the other Guardian fighters, it features a shield that is visually unique to human fighters and ships.




  1. YouTube: Introducing the Guardian Fighters
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