The fleet captains erupt in outrage at the temerity of the Germans. To demand so, after what they had done! In the holoroom, a woman dropped her head into her hands with a sigh. Finally, she spoke, interrupting the increasingly vicious bickering. "The GSR has much to answer for, yes, but we are weak. Do not fire, although a defensive posture should be fine. In the meantime, if we could get the defensive platforms deployed, I'd feel much better."
No response was given to the German flotilla, but four of the cruisers defending the taskforce rolled to present their missile batteries to the GSR, and charged shields.
Meanwhile, the Undying Empire ships were noticed with some concern. The ident codes were unfamiliar, but only a fool would fail to recognize a design from TIE. Three more ships moved to position themselves as a barrier between the newcomers and the expedition, powering weapons but holding fire...for now.
In orbit around the planet drones were pouring out of the factory ships, while one of the three remaining cargo ships began discharging long, curving, cylinders that began unfolding themselves and connecting into the local Imperial network. Flickers covered them as the multiple kilometer long platforms came to life, and a power surge flared, once, twice and then a third time as it and its siblings came online.
Samothrace Orbital Defence 1 through 3 online and awaiting targeting instructions.