The Hutt Asteroid Station, sometimes known as the Pirate Asteroid Base, was a standardised design of space station built into the surface of an asteroid. Designed and manufactured by the Hutts during the Galactic Civil War, they were commonly used by pirates and outlaws throughout the galaxy as well as their designers.
The Asteroid Station was well-armed, with 2 laser cannon batteries, 4 turbolaser batteries and 2 concussion missile launchers in addition to considerable hangars for fightercraft and an inbuilt shield generator. It was this heavy armament which led to their popularity with mercenary and pirate groups. They would come into contact with both Imperial and Rebel forces on a number of occasions, including an Imperial raid on a pirate nest over Jabiim.