The Kestrel is a Combat Frigate designed for frontline fighting.
Caldari Frigate skill bonus per level:
5% bonus to Light Missile and Rocket damage
10% bonus to Missile velocity
The Kestrel is a heavy missile boat with a fairly large cargo space and one of the most sophisticated sensor arrays around. Interestingly enough, it has been used by both the Caldari Navy and several wealthy trade corporations as a cargo-hauling vessel. It is one of few trading vessels with good punching power, making it ideal for solo trade-runs in dangerous areas. The Kestrel was designed so that it could take up to four missile launchers but as a result it can not be equipped with turret weapons nor with mining lasers.