As a background, this faction has attacked up before with functioning AI, and salvageable ships.
A few attack ships have entered our system and sat still, not moving or retaliating against our ship's attacks. We blew them to smithereens, and upon trying to hit an enemy overheating ship with a salvage beam, the blocks do not collect. This was a spawned faction through commands, however, we've collected enemy ships of this faction before, as well as engaged combat with them, but this time around, the salvage beams will simply not collect the materials. Upon a server restart, all involved ships simply disappeared. They were named 'FactionAttackShip'.
We were able to re-create this bug due to a second wave of attacks. No idea what when on.
As an added bonus, additionally, weapon systems keep being removed from the hot-bar un-willfully.