Covenant stealth ship

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Covenant stealth ship
Covenant stealth ship at Sigma Octanus.jpg
Technical specifications

Engine(s):

Repulsor engines

Other system(s):

Hull:

Nanolaminate hull plating

Chronological and affiliation

Era:

Human-Covenant War

Last sighted:

2552

Affiliation:

Covenant

 

This stealth ship is a type of small intelligence-gathering starship used by the Covenant.[2]

Overview[edit]

The stealth ship is used to infiltrate a planet's defenses for reconnaissance, making way for larger invasion forces. Despite its limited weaponry and defenses, the craft uses active camouflage systems to render it imperceptible to UNSC sensors, and visually invisible.[2] It also possesses electronic countermeasures, which are able to interfere with the guidance systems of Archer missiles.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Planetside forces transmitted data from a Forerunner artifact to a stealth craft of this type during the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV, but the ship was eventually rammed and destroyed by the UNSC Iroquois.[1]

Production notes[edit]

The Halo Encyclopedia erroneously identified this stealth ship as a DAV-class light corvette,[3] an error which was carried on to Halo: Fall of Reach - Covenant, in which the stealth ship's size closely matches that of the light corvette, making it the same length as the Iroquois. This is in stark contrast to the craft's original description in the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach as being tiny in comparison to the Iroquois, allowing the destroyer to ram it with ease.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 197, page 226 (2010 edition)
  2. ^ a b c Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 195 and 196, page 225 (2010 edition)
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 280 (2011 edition)