The Dagger Interceptor is the latest design from Chung Aerospace. It also holds the dubious honor of being the only design from the company to be accepted into the Confederate Joint Arms Force. The craft is very small compared to other Confederate small-craft, and is also very fast and maneuverable. Its shortcomings are a distinct lack of hardpoints and thin armor. Older models used glass canopies, which made them extremely vulnerable to point laser fire.
Furthermore, the twin seater design is so cramped that nuggets often complained of claustrophobia while adjusting to the new fighter. It also meant that more often than not, two people died when the fighter was shot down. The Block D variant sought to rectify these problems by widening the cockpit and by replacing the glass canopy with a holographic projection system. Engineers were unable to solve the armor issue, as adding extra armor tended to shear the fighter apart, even with proper reinforcement.
The fighter only saw ten years of service in the JAF, and was handed down to the Colonial Defense Militia when the new Lockheed-Martin-Sukhoi Aerospace F.I-92 Keris Interceptor entered service.
It is also worthy to note that Chung Aerospace suffered a lawsuit when several committee heads in LMA noticed that the Dagger's main fuselage and wing structure are strikingly similar to their design.
The Keris Interceptor is the successor to the Dagger, and is several times more advanced. It is the first fighter to incorporate the Neural Interface system, allowing human pilots to react with almost AI-levels of speed and precision. However, this new system brings with it the drawback of having a significantly larger cockpit area.
This didn't stop the Keris from becoming one of the most common fighters in the JAF inventory however. In fact, the Keris is superior in every way to the Dagger, and with the NIS, often allowed newbie pilots to score kills against Federation Aces. The high kill ratio earned the Keris the nickname of 'Acemaker' and several months after its first deployment, High Command had to draft special rules for Keris pilots aiming to reach Ace and Double Ace.
It didn't help matters that the criteria for Longsword pilots were used as a basis for the Keris 'Special Ace' guidelines. People expected tensions to rise between Lamborghini-Miroslav Aerospace Systems and Lockheed-Martin-Sukhoi due to the striking similarity between LMS's Keris and LMAS's Longsword, but both companies seemingly shrugged it off. Several pictures were released by the press a few days after the Keris's unveiling of both companies' heads and top-ranking personnel sharing drinks with each other.
Canonically, Lamborghini-Miroslav Aerospace and Lockheed-Martin-Sukhoi are locked in a duopoly, and are described as friendly rivals. The extremely high perforcance of their fighters often accompanied a high price, and a short term economic depression forced the JAF to adopt Chung Aerospace's Dagger design, which sacrificed performance for a lower cost.
Note that the Longsword, Claymore, and some of my capital ship designs are Lamborghini-Miroslav produced. In capital ships, their trademark is the 'mushroom' on the dorsal surface, and on small-craft, it's a cannon mounted under the nose. LMS' trademark is a keel structure.
I was messing around with procedurals a while ago, this was the result: