This TIE is computer controlled. Production is established in the factories Ravager of Worlds, at the Battle of Calamari and campaigns Hand Shadows. Designed Arndell Lott shortly after the Battle of Endor. Management was the best on the day of the imperial computers Cybot Galactica Ace-6. Often called a TIE-droid, though more correct title - TIE-drone, since "drone" computer-controlled, while the "droid" - cybernetic organism, which can be thought apart from the fighter, which in this case was not. SFS many years experimented with unmanned TIE, but they were impractical until the Empire dominated the human and monetary resources in the galaxy. Of course, tactics and piloting abilities TIE-drone is much smaller than that of a fighter, piloted by a living person, but their advantage - low cost. Used only when numerical superiority is everything, and when the cheaper and more tactically advantageous to create an armada of droids, than to train and recruit the Imperial pilots. These TIE - useful in case of defeat, can be used as a militant vanguard, or cannon fodder ... Unfortunately, there were days when the Empire did not have at the disposal of other fighters.