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Intrusion corvette

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This article is about the stealth corvette class introduced in Halo: Silent Storm. For stealth ship seen in Halo: The Fall of Reach, see Covenant stealth ship.
Intrusion corvette
Production information


Covenant corvette



Technical specifications


Repulsor engine[1]

Slipspace drive:


Other system(s):

Active camouflage[1]

Chronological and affiliation


Human-Covenant War
Post-Covenant War conflicts
Created conflict




Intrusion corvettes are a classification of stealth corvette employed by the Covenant.


Human-Covenant War[edit]

In 2526, five intrusion corvettes took part in the Battle of Seoba. Due to Hector Nyeto's efforts to get the Spartan-IIs killed, he purposefully held off on attacking the ships under guise of waiting to get into a perfect position. Eventually, two of the corvettes were destroyed by the UNSC Prowlers while a third was caught in the blast of the UNSC Starry Night's self-destruct.[2]

Later that year, nine intrusion corvettes made up the majority of the Flotilla of Unsung Piety along with a single Covenant frigate. Most of the flotilla was destroyed in the three-way Battle of Netherop.[3]

Post-Covenant War era[edit]

In 2559, an intrusion corvette was dispatched from a Banished supercarrier to carry War Chief Escharum to Reach's surface to personally oversee the search for the Menachite portal complex. After the arrival of Atriox from the Ark, the corvette carried the Banished leader and his arriving forces away from the planet.[4]


The intrusion corvette is shaped like a pair of teardrops connected by a thin middle fuselage, covered in (seemingly) randomly placed rows of blue lights. The corvette is equipped with a single anti-ship plasma cannon, though the weapon's anti-ship status makes it unsuitable for anti-infantry work. The corvette is equipped with a gravity lift system which it can use to load/unload troops and equipment. The corvette's lift systems are large enough that during the Battle of Seoba, a corvette attempted to lift the remains of the downed UNSC Starry Night.[5]

The intrusion corvette's bridge contains an observation blister which allows a crewmember to see into space outside the ship directly. The back of the bridge contains a maze of control consoles and equipment stands, with a tactical hologram projector. The hologram projector is surrounded by ten data-collection lecterns, each manned by a reader. Typically, two Obedientaries would each observe five of these readers, stood at opposite ends of the tactical hologram.[1] Intrusion corvettes are additionally equipped with a Kelguid for navigation.

Intrusion corvettes are equipped with an active camouflage system, allowing them to remain unseen by enemy forces. These systems were sufficient enough to mask the corvettes from detection by the entire Bikon space force during their approach to Seoba in 2526. The craft's specialised repulsor engines let out only a small amount of thermal emissions, such that there would only be a red flare that lasts a moment before vanishing on thermal scopes.[1] Tel 'Szatulai begrudgingly considered these stealth systems inferior to those employed on UNSC Prowlers, with the corvettes' own sensor systems unable to detect the launch of several Razor-class prowlers.[1] With optimal maintenance, the stealth systems on an intrusion corvette were considered by Nizat 'Kvarosee to be "eighty-five percent" effective, with this number dropping to between fifty and seventy percent for the vessels of the Flotilla of Unsung Piety - a rogue element without access to optimal maintenance.[6]

In combat, the corvettes are easily downed by Covenant standards, being able to be taken down by a few lucky missile salvos from a Razor-class prowler.[7]

Crew and complement[edit]

The intrusion corvette maintains a small crew. The ship's bridge crew consists of at least a shipmaster and a second, alongside ten Readers and two Obedientaries.[1] Additionally, the corvette is capable of deploying Type-32 Ghosts and a number of infantry.[5]

Ships of the line[edit]

Production notes[edit]

The intrusion corvette's description is broadly similar to the Covenant stealth ship as described in Halo: The Fall of Reach. However, it is presently unknown if the two are one and the same.

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 12
  2. ^ Halo: Silent Storm
  3. ^ Halo: Oblivion
  4. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach
  5. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 14
  6. ^ Halo: Oblivion, chapter 5
  7. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 17
  8. ^ Halo: Shadows of Reach, chapter 17