On SD 50107.30, the Manticore received deployable Ablative Armor. This system replicates and deploys overlapping durasteel plating that covers the entire exterior of the ship when engaged. The replication system is also able to replace missing or damaged plates instantly if there are fewer than 15% in need of replacement at any one time. Once the armor is no longer needed, it can be jettisoned as waste or can be gathered with the tractor beam system as a "blind" or an inert mass for any other purpose. This new technology was acquired at the same time as the Monocular Phaser Device, Personal Cloaking Device and the Interphasic Flechette Torpedos.