TransGalMeg Industries Inc.
Small space-faring vessels generally do not have the power plant yields or necessary spaceframe to support supralight engines. Snubfighters equipped with hyperdrives are rare and expensive, and small craft tend to rely on larger carrier ships for extended voyages into the depths of space. For the Jedi starfighter, which often operates independently, its operational range needed to support the scope of the individual missions undertaken by the Jedi order.
The solution is a separate booster ring equipped with its own power source and hyperdrive engines. The Jedi starfighter docks with the ring in a specially designed cradle. The Jedi Temple maintains a series of booster rings in an assigned orbit over Coruscant for Jedi starfighters as they are dispatched. Later generations of Jedi fighters employed larger rings for greater operational range.
Though much of the Delta-7 Aethersprite's systems were developed in-house at Kuat Systems Engineering, the hyperspace transport ring was subcontracted out to TransGalMeg Industries Inc., a technological manufacturing concern in the Rayter sector. The end product is the Syluire-31 docking ring. The paired hyperdrive engines provide the Jedi starfighter with the equivalent of class 1.0 performance with an operational range of 150,000 light years.
During the weeks preceding the start of the Clone Wars, there was an undisclosed number of advanced Delta-7 models with experimental hyperdrives incorporated into their frame, though performance data of those models is a closely guarded secret.
The addition of the hyperspace transport ring came relatively late in the production process. It was developed in sketches by Doug Chiang and built as a computer-generated model.