And here the noose starts to tighten. It's really the first major dogfight, and your first time flying the YT-2000. With its center-line cockpit and twin gun turrets, it's quite the step up from the YT-1300. It's also more maneuverable, faster, and carries a fixed ion cannon in addition to the fixed laser cannon and the previously mentioned gun turrets.
You'll need all of that though, going up against the waves of starfighters you'll face in this mission. While the Otana's turrets will do most of the work, just staying alive and managing your shields will be enough to keep you occupied. It looks like your time as a freelancer is almost over.