If you are considering playing with the current tournament rules you will have an extra 11 points to spend. I would consider equipping the fighters with cloaking. If you encounter any ships with upgrades that target fighters specifically the uncloaked fighters will die too fast to make a difference.
Look at what the Federation upgraded phasers would do to a fighter squadron for example.
alright i'll add cloak to them and the place an hour away does an an event next month but idk if i will be able to do it..(Trouble with tribbles!)