Capitol ship point defense weapon behaviour

I’m curious if anyone else is noticing some strange behaviour with the point defense weapons on some of the capitol ships. It seems that the PD weapons won’t shoot at small craft after you issue an attack command on another capitol ship. If you give a move order, then the PD weapons start shooting independently of the main weapons again.

Perhaps the PD weapon’s AI is trying to fire at the main target after an attack command is issued, causing them to not fire at any target anymore (out of range, invalid target type for PDs)?

I imagine PD weapons are meant to counter strike craft. They would be pretty useless against main targets, no?

If so, this should definitely be looked into.