Just WOW people. I just sortied a Moby Dick III with x6 forced sorties with both types of contracts active, and got 1.38 million credits and I SUCKED in it to boot! 8 people, did poorly, a little over 10,000 points but still got a big pay, and in part slot points I saw x13.5 gain and went from 5600's to 3800's.
Sure enough both of the new credit based challenges got done instantly, F15 S/MTD -Leo- and nonstandard upgrade.
By the way, there are new lv. cap increase request form for 2 star only and for 3 star only in the Items List window. Wonder if those will be dropping form boxes or what.