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Hyperscanners are an advanced type of sensor system typically mounted on Covenant warships. They are capable of providing extremely-detailed information on any object in range, including internal scans and structural composition. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of data available overwhelm the Covenant crews, and as a result their workstations typically filter anything not of immediate tactical significance.[1]

After the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC Autumn-class heavy cruiser and Winter-class prowler feature a Hyperscanner detector as part of their standard sensor package.[2]


  1. ^ Halo: Warfleet, pg. 18
  2. ^ Halo: Warfleet, pg. 26