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Anlace-class frigate

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Anlace-class frigate
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Production information


UNSC frigate[1]


Electronic warfare[2]

Technical specifications


372 meters (1,220 ft)[3]


Chronological and affiliation


Post-Covenant War conflicts[1]


UNSC Navy[1]


The Anlace-class electronic warfare frigate is a class of frigate in service with the UNSC Navy.[1][2]


Superstructure and hull[edit]

The Anlace-class' design is considered somewhat novel for the UNSC Navy, with a lifting body hull and maneuvering systems well adapted for atmospheric operations.[5] The Anlace-class frigate is the smallest frigate currently in service with the UNSC Navy, with a length of 372 meters (1,220 feet).[3]

Outside of physical combat, the Anlace is employed in an electronic warfare (EW) role. When employed in pairs, two Anlace-class frigates are capable of projecting a jamming blanket around an entire planet, preventing communications within this zone. The frigates are also equipped with high-definition sensors, which are able to accurately detect any object larger than a Warthog within ten light-minutes of their location.[2]


Offensively, the Anlace-class differs significantly from other contemporary frigate classes such as the Strident-class heavy frigate. Unlike such models, the Anlace lacks a large spinal mount for a Magnetic Accelerator Cannon[6] and missile pods in the most common configuration. Instead, it relies on directed energy weapons for sustained combat operations between resupply.[5] Nevertheless, a modest MAC is built atop the frigate, mounted further back than on other models.[4]

Operational history[edit]

In the aftermath of the Human-Covenant War, hundreds of Anlace and Strident-class heavy frigates began assembly in the shipyards above the planets Mars and Tribute to replace combat losses and engage remnants of the Covenant still occupying the Outer Colonies.[1]

UNSC Infinity was capable of carrying a small fleet of ten frigates of either the Anlance or Strident class in its sub-vessel bays.[7] Some Anlace frigates were deployed by the UNSC Infinity during the Battle of Kamchatka in October 2558.[5] A year after the Created take over of Earth at least two Anlace frigates were deployed by the UNSC Infinity during Operation: WOLFE, wherein they served as electronic warfare ships projecting a jamming field around Reach.[2]

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