From Starfleet Commander
The missile battery is a cheap defensive weapon. They are often built as "cannon fodder" to absorb attacks that would hit other, more valuable defensive weapons such as Gauss Cannons and Plasma Cannons.
- NOTE: The missile battery is completely unrelated to the Missile Silo. Missile batteries do not require missile silos to function, nor do they take up space in missile silos.
Cheap, fast, and easy to build. Typically used en-mass as fodder.
Not very strong in the weapons department, and tend to get obliterated quickly by both Poseidon Class and Ares Class ships.