So the Guardian Vexor can use 6 drones, which is convenient. The name is pretty convenient too, “Guardian”.
Think about the formation of scan probes. It takes 6 of them to pinpoint an object, N,S,E,W,U,D.
What if there was a new type of Sentry drone, that could be deployed into that scan probe formation around a target, and detect things you can’t see, say, a cloaked ship sneaking up on the target?
How could these drones see a cloaked ship, while normal scan probes can’t, you ask? Mass, and computing power.
These new drones keep a visual watch inside their formation, but they’re also able to calculate the total mass within their formation. These two functionalities together are incredibly processor intensive, so it’s limited to a small area around a target.
When the drones have detected a fluctuation in the amount of mass in their formation, they see if there’s an equally significant change in the visual field of their formation, if a lot of mass shows up all of a sudden, and there’s nothing on the radar, there must be a cloaked ship sneaking up.
While these drones can provide an early warning for a guardian that someone’s sneaking up on their target, they can’t pinpoint the new masses position, nor can they decloak it.
While we’re at it, let’s make things fun. Give the Guardian Vexor, and these new drones, cloaking themselves.