Cutters are one of six main hull types in the game. They are all named after reptiles.
Cutters are primarily PVP hulls, and not ever used in combat with VEGA fleets. They are the fastest ships and oriented for short range combat as a result they unavoidable damages in combat but are very effective.
With their ship profile naturally configured to be a hunter, they are excellent at pursuing and destroying fleeing enemy fleets. They have higher sector speeds and can retreat from battles they cannot win in.
When upgraded through the crafting system, they gain significant bonus damage against battleships.