- "The spy gnats are functional. Quite functional, to be honest. Ash-G099 must have landed one on Chur'R-Sarch herself. We're catching every hiss."
- — Anki Hersh to Fred-104.
Intelligence data gathered by multiple spy gnats may be collected at a central transmitter to then be relayed elsewhere. Microbursts of data from gnats can be sent at random intervals. Gnats are unable to transmit information from realspace to a receiver in slipspace.
History of use
In December of 2553, the Spartan-III super-soldier Ash-G099 used spy gnats to bug the Mudoat starsloop, Stolen Faith. He and the rest of his Ferret were undercover aboard the Kig-Yar-crewed vessel as part of Operation: RETRIBUTION at the time. The gnats he placed relayed audio data to the Sahara-class heavy prowler UNSC Silent Joe, where it was downloaded by signals intelligence personnel.
List of appearances
- Halo: Retribution (First appearance)