So I’ve had an idea for a mod for a long time, but don’t have the time to actually create. The basic idea is that once a ship (any ship) is salvaged in the SP campaign, you can then research reverse-engineering of that ship, and then build it. You could also go a little more in-depth and have any ship that is salvaged that has a technology that’s not yet unlocked, unlock the research for that technology. For instance, if you salvage the carrier in mission 4 [I think] of HW1, you could then reverse engineer it, and not only build the Turranic Raider carrier, but also research ion technology and super capital ship drive, etc.
Just an idea