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Battlegroup Nighthawk is a UNSC Special Operations Battlegroup centered around the UNSC Nighthawk, and is the mobile base of the 134th Special Forces Operational Detachment. In addition to the Nighthawk, the battlegroup has one stealthed battlecruiser, five stealth frigates, four stealth destroyers and four prowlers. A captured Necros Legion-class frigate redesignated the UNSC Trojan Horse later joined the battlegroup for use in stealth insertions behind enemy lines.



  • The UNSC Nighthawk is named for the F 117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter
  • The UNSC Simo Häyhä is named for Simo Häyhä, also known as the White Death, a Finnish Sniper in the 1939-40 Winter War. Simo Häyhä is the highest scoring sniper in any major war, with 505 kills.
  • The UNSC Trojan Horse is a reference to the object of the same name from Homer's Illiad.
  • The UNSC Kara No Kyōkai is a reference to the anime series Kara no Kyōkai, whose name translated from Japanese means "Boundary of Emptiness"
  • The UNSC Edge of the Abyss is a reference to the quote from Cortana in Halo 3 ("I have walked the edge of the abyss"), also chosen for the similarity to the translated meaning of Kara no Kyōkai.
  • The UNSC Beyond Midnight is a reference to the translated name of the Yoigoshi chapter of the manga Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni.
  • The UNSC Return Engagement, UNSC In At the Death, UNSC Victorious Opposition, and UNSC Blood and Iron are references to titles in a series of alternate history novels by author Harry Turtledove.
  • The UNSC Hashashim is a reference to the medieval Islamic sect, the Hashashim, also known as the Assassins.
  • The UNSC Assassin's Creed and Blade In the Crowd are both references to the video game Assassin's Creed, the latter ship being a reference to a quote from the game.

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