The F-101 Fury was one of the most advanced fighters of its day. Then the Peloran made Contact and it became obsolete overnight. Texas upgraded it with gravtech, and it became the F-2 Star Fury, the first of America’s newest generation of starfighters. It retired in time, as newer technologies made their way into new starfighter designs. The Texas Rangers eventually found those abandoned fighters and scooped them up for their own use with a refit program that would carry them into the next century. Most of the updates were fairly minor, including newer scanners and improvements to the ring laser surrounding the nose. Others were more fundamental, like the complete replacement of the old missile systems with brand new racks and expanded ammunition bunkerage that allowed for far more versatility. The Rangers gave a new lease on life to an aging design.