The Apparso configuration of the Jodinf is a pocket carrier. Like the Jodinf-Noalo upon which it is a derivative, the Jodinf-Apparso carries eighteen Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets and six Sul Rulifnoor Heavy Defence Emplacements, though it lacks the missile pods. Instead, the Apparso carries a hangar bay, which is typically filled by a full Himlof Drone Swarm of 72 drones.
The Apparso configuration primarily is used in a supporting role, providing point-defence for its accompanying squadron with its own systems, and to others with the Drone Swarm. The Jodinf-Apparso sometimes sees use in smaller engagements against lightly-defended targets; two or three Drone Swarms can inflict significant damage over time. Against heavily shielded or armoured targets, however, neither drone nor cruiser have much penetrating power and typically fare poorly.