That being said, the analysis may now officially begin. I'll put one ship test right in this post, and we can add other posts on a case-by-case basis as per usual.
Intercepted transmission - Ur-Quan data file. Classified: level 4.
Scheduled Combat Performance Simulation (CPS) - performance test against local forces.
Ur-Quan Kzer-Za research vessel 'Cunning Blade'.
Head researcher: Lord 237 'Quasispatial'.
14 Awesome Cyborg Ur-Quan Dreadnoughts worth 420 points
Conclusion: Completely unacceptable. Between poor maneuvering and a gross misuse of fighter craft, the artificial pilot achieved a distinctly poor result. Indeed, the battle was very even - the Dreadnought would initially have the advantage due to its high health. However, this health was quickly expended through the usage of swarms of fighter craft (which met a swift demise at the hands of the Earthlings' point defences), and due to the Dreadnought's lack of speed, the Cruiser-class vessels were able to make maximum use of their long-range weapons capabilities. Although the fighters kept the Cruisers busy long enough for the Dreadnoughts to close the distance, allowing it to finish the Earthling vessels off with fusion blasts, the Dreadnought would be left with low health and would thus be summarily destroyed by the next Cruiser in the line, at which point the cycle would start over from the beginning. Indeed, the final Dreadnought had quite low health when it achieved victory, and were it not for a poor warp-in on the Earthlings' part, the Ur-Quan force most likely would have lost another Dreadnought. Clearly, the automated systems are going to need to be revised. In addition, perhaps testing with a proper pilot might be in order...
"Human, you have ignored our commands and now you will be punished."
4 Lord 237 (codename Quasispatial)-controlled Ur-Quan Dreadnoughts worth 120 points
Conclusion: The AI definitely needs some work. By careful dodging maneuvers, planetary slingshots, accurate firing and an abolition of fighters, the pilot was able to defeat all fourteen cruisers whilst narrowly avoiding to lose more than one ship. One of the Cruisers were more persistent, dealing several missiles' worth of damage, but otherwise, most of the foes only managed a single successful hit before being destroyed one way or another. Clearly, the efficiency of a Dreadnought depends more on its pilot than anything, and as such, this researcher advises against permitting the artificial steering units to take control in the future. An image of the results is attached below.