The Hades transport is a class of space ships designed to carry shipments, supplies and materials between the planets Anteros and Ares. Although they are equipped with some large caliber machine guns, these ships are not maneuverable enough to fully defend themselves and require an escort, usually from Demeter battle destroyers. Hadian transports also serve the dual function of medical support on their upper decks. These space ships serve an important function both in time of battle because of their use as hospital ships and during peace times for regular transportation duties. They have a crew of 150 soldiers both men and women.