Harrier-class vessel

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Harrier-class vessel
Production information




Attack vessel

Technical specifications


Reaction drive

Slipspace drive:



Unknown beam weapon

Chronological and affiliation


Forerunner-Flood war


Forerunner ecumene


Harrier-class vessels,[1] also known as attack harriers[2] or simply harriers,[3] were relatively small and maneuverable Forerunner warships used for interception and containment.[4] They possessed cloaking systems allowing them to remain undetected to enemy sensors. Their armament included a form of beam weapon, as well as gravity slings which allowed them to turn asteroids or other objects into projectiles.[3]


During the later years of the Forerunner-Flood war, the Falchion's forces stationed at the 78th Thema included 700,000 Harriers, deployed from twelve Fortress-class vessels serving as apex control stations. The harriers acted as the primary offensive element of the Falchion's fleet, launching a number of swift precision strikes against the incoming Flood ships,[3] allowing the Forerunners to eventually emerge victorious in the battle.[2] A large number of Strix-class harriers, supported by numerous sentinels, also defended the greater Ark during the Flood's attack.[2] The Keyship Anodyne Spirit possessed a number of Harriers as part of its complement.[5]


  • Acolyte-class - Fourth-order harrier that deployed sentinels and weapon-ships to overwhelm capital ships.[6]
  • Strix-class - Third-order harriers piloted by ancilla and used en masse within Forerunner fleets.[6]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Halo: Silentium, page 212
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Silentium, page 258
  3. ^ a b c Halo: Silentium, page 213
  4. ^ Halo: Warfleet - Page 91
  5. ^ Halo: Warfleet - Page 84
  6. ^ a b Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 383