Specifically, I was thinking of a repair device placeable in a Fighters Hard Point, that repairs your ships. Not the Fighters, but Frigates and Cruisers, otherwise you could just have an infinite repairing Fighter loop…
Probably most people would just have the fighters escort their Cruisers, but you could make it so that it comes with more tactics that only ‘unlock’ when using a Fighter with the repair device.
I personally only use fighters right now to escort my Cruisers, and wish I could get more use out of them. It feels like a waste that the repair devices are cruiser only and can only repair themselves.
I can imagine a Cruiser/Fighter combo, Cruiser with the Reinforced cargo bay, Fighters repairing the Cruisers damage, and retreating inside when needed.