Necro Virus and his special hability with his capital

By player552759, in Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition

We got in front a situation, that raised a lot of discussions.

A Necro Virus player send his Capital Ship alone against a system, but the capital ship was destroyed by the 4 pds fire that was around....

The question is, is the necro virus capable of stealing the tech from the player since didnt happend a space battle ?

No. The rules are on the Nekro race sheet.