If one side don’t get any intel from game, why other side get it for free from game data? If intel for one side is based only on player interactions (yes I know they use bots for this). Make that other side also need to use scouts so they know what is happening around them.
Also, as defender you should have advantage of fighting in your home.
I don’t know how often you krab in null but this is not a activity you do in border systems but deep in your territory. So outdated data about pilots in space, unless you don’t have friends in that systems give zero information for you that there is someone there hiding.