Save Klaus Steiner from being plastered by Ivan Petrov
Outpost has an ion cannon that periodically attempts to dispatch you in a
most unpleasant manner
Hordes of Coalition fighters, including pesky Basilisks which distract you
from your main task
Outpost has many laser turrets requiring your attention before the mission
Waves upon waves of fighters attempting to destroy the Alliance Rippers
carrying an explosive payload to crack open the outpost's tough outer shell
Your squadron mates are of no help
Beating this mission is a simple affair if the right equipment is chosen.
Start with the Shroud
I know this is a light fighter but its ability to cloak is a MAJOR bonus
when preventing a roasting by the ion cannon. Also helps dispatch the
Basilisks in quick fashion.
At least two pods of Solomon missiles
1 Hawk missile pod if you want to make your presence felt from long range
1 pod of Raptors - energy seeking to destroy the station's power core
Use the afterburner judiciously as this is a long mission and you'll need
some in reserve towards the later stages. Given the special abilities of the
Shroud, it'll be easy to escape the unwanted attention of missile locks
without resorting to excessive fuel consumption.