Viper III is the elite Demeter battle destroyer. It comes from a long line of destroyers and is capable of high velocity maneuvers and is the fastest of any ship in the Demeter space fleet. Its weaponry consists of high caliber machine guns. It also has batteries of short range rockets. It has a crew of 85 soldiers. Its predecessor was the Viper II destroyer. The primary purpose of Viper III is to defend the planet Ares. It also guards Hadian transport convoys. However, in time of war the mission of Viper III can change according to orders from the Admirilius for the 9th Demeter space fleet. This can also include special missions as ordered.