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Droids were also used in piloting roles, both directly and indirectly. Some were used for atmospheric flight, while others were used for interstellar navigation. Droids were well-suited for piloting roles for several reasons:
- They could be programmed with detailed schematics of a ship
- They would not panic when under enemy fire
- They could maintain tight formations and execute precision attack plans
- Because of their close integration with the ship’s computers, they could monitor and repair damage to the ship far more effectively than a Human.
Because of their expendability, droid pilots did not require escape pods or other life support systems, saving cost and complexity on the ships they flew.
Notable Pilot Droids
- FA-4 pilot droid
- FA-5 pilot droid
- OOM pilot battle droid
- RX pilot droid
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