A type of Alterran defense satellite that utilizes two Kieron-induction reactors to continuously fill an empty potentia during peacetime conditions. That power is then made available by the potentia at a significantly higher rate of energy flow during battle to power the Boa's extended range Joktala and plasma point defense systems.
Spherical in design, the Boa appears as a tiny, well armored moon, larger in size than a Jaffa H'tel, and typically placed in geosynchronous orbit over valuable planetary surface sites or nearby deep space platforms as an means of primary or second defense. The Boa have no engines, and must either be built on site or towed into position. Small navigational thrusters, inertia-based, are used for orbital adjustments and other minor position/trajectory realignments.