Go chase pirate armada, they don't false flag
Not something an early-game beginner can do and live. Players who just start the game need to find small targets, like scouts and smugglers, while avoid big death balls.
Your fault for not reading the intro carefully enough. Your problem.
Besides, what the OP is suggesting wouldn't just outright change the faction of the fleet (hence the "false flag" thing).
Yes, OP suggestion is different from what is actually in the game. Current way in game makes no sense. If I do what makes sense (kill obviously evil enemy hoping to avoid death by changing faction clothes at the last moment), then the new faction gets very angry. Yes, after the first time it happened, I was surprised, and I do not do that anymore. But it is still aggravating. It is like an unknown criminal putting on police uniform in plain sight of officers chasing him, and cops act like "Oh, he's one of us!"
That is looney tunes crazy!