The Infiltration harness, also called Infiltrator harness, is an armor set used by Special Operations and Stealth Sangheili of the Covenant. As its name suggests, it is used for completing infiltration missions.
The Infiltration harness is a set that has embedded active camouflage technology. This ensures the user can turn invisible if required without the need for external modules. If the user has energy shields, once its shields have been lowered, the harness cannot cloak its wearer until the shields have recharged. Compared to the Sangheili combat harness, this harness is sleeker and covers the whole body. The helmet covers the head, and ends downwards with a large Corinthian-like curved projection.
Special Operations Sangheili use either a dark maroon or black harness. Stealth Sangheili use a dominant white harness with red markings. The harness has a grey skinsuit and turquoise lightings.
A heavily modified version of this harness also exists for use by elite Special Operations units. It has a thin visor rather than two eyeslits.
Special Operations Sangheili affiliated with the Fleet of Valiant Prudence used the Infiltration harness during the invasion of Reach in 2552. Shortly afterwards, Special Operations and Stealth Sangheili affiliated with the Fleet of Particular Justice used this harness during the Battle of Installation 04.
These Infiltration harnesses also were used by members of Silent Shadow squads, a division of special operations Sangheili within the Covenant's Special Operations branch, during and after Human-Covenant War.
The Infiltration harness in the Headhunters motion comic.
The Infiltration harness worn by a SpecOps Sangheili in Halo: Reach.
The Infiltration harness worn by a SpecOps Sangheili in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
The Silent Shadow clad in Infiltration harnesses in Hunting Party.
List of appearances
- Halo: The Cole Protocol (First appearance)
- Halo: Evolutions
- Halo Reach
- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: Spartan Strike
- Halo: Tales from Slipspace
- Halo: Silent Storm