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"EMPIRE HAS ORDERED A SYSTEMWIDE BLOCKADE TO SEIZE REBEL SPIES. INTERDICTOR CRUISERS EN ROUTE. ALL SHIPS THAT DEPART PRIOR TO IMPERIAL INSPECTION WILL BE NOTED."
―Message from R2-D2[src]

Interdictor cruiser was a general term for a class of vessels employed by the Galactic Empire capable of generating a gravity well capable of disabling hyperspace capabilities in vessels.[1]

Interdictor cruisers had the same general shape as a Star Destroyer, but were much smaller. They featured four gravity-well projectors which were employed both to pull vessels out of hyperspace and keep them from making the jump to hyperspace.[1]

Specific types of Interdictor cruisers included the CC-7700 frigate, the Detainer CC-2200 and the Immobilizer 418.[2]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The concept of the Galactic Empire disabling vessels' hyperspace capabilities using Interdictor vessels first appeared in Heir to the Empire, a 1991 novel by Timothy Zahn that was the first in a trilogy featuring events set several years after the conclusion of the final film of the original trilogy.[3] While this trilogy is now considered part of the franchise known as Star Wars Legends and no longer canon,[4] Interdictor cruisers were featured in novels such as Tarkin and Heir to the Jedi, which are considered part of a new continuity of canon.[5]

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