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Jade-class Light Carrier
Production information

Reyes-McLees Shipyards




Light Carrier

Technical specifications

930 metres


150 metres


130 metres

Engine unit(s)

Plasma Fusion Drive

Slipspace Drive

Shaw Fukikawa model 52

Slipspace velocity

912 light years per day


Grade 4 shield

  • Laminated shell
  • Layers of titanium
  • Layers of AEGIS
  • Thermal energy absorbing layers
  • Kinetic absorbing layers
  • Aero gel layer
Sensor systems
  • AN/SPY-9 PAVE HOUND Active Electronically Scanned Array RADAR
  • AN/SPY-7 PAVE SAW Radio Telescope
  • AN/SSS-19 SAFEGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SSS-19 REARGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SVS-68 Optical Telescope
  • AN/SAS-67 Infra-red Telescope
  • AN/SSQ-23 Sensor Network
Targeting systems

Multispectrum Optical AI assisted camera network

Navigation system

AI assisted Slipspace 'MAZE' directional router

  • AI/Manual driven computer supported pilot systems

AI Assisted ADIS

  • MASER communications dish
  • Slipspace LASER communication system
  • War Net Integrated computer
Other systems

Fleet carrier, plantery assault ship


Necros War


United Nations Space Command


"Yargh, prepare to be boarded!"
―Broadcast by the Night Haunter prior to boarding a Covenant transport

The Jade-class Light Carrier, also known as the emperor, is a light carrier of the UNSC. It is somewhat of an enigma in the UNSC, with its main task being a light, strike carrier, intended for rapid response or 'assassination' fighter waves. It actually lacks any heavy fighters or a large amount of bombers and is armed primarily with light fighters, medium fighters, stealth fighters and recon ships. Though originally, the few ships of this class struggled to find their role, it was discovered when the Remnant resurfaced. Operating in small 'wolf packs' of Frigates, easily keeping pace, it could provide them with fighter support. In this nature, these wolf packs hunted down many enemy convoys in enemy territory. They also saw great potential as raiders, with the Archangel catastrophically damaging a Remnant refuelling base on its own then retreating before ships came to its aid. However, their most famous use was as fighters to the bitter end. At the massive and unexpected second raid of Manheim, only two ships, specifically the UNSC Celestial Dragon and the UNSC Great Wall were at the shipyards at the time. In a valiant defence they held back numerous waves of enemy capital ships and fighters, before being overrun while trying to refuel their beleaguered fighters. Though the Celestial was destroyed and the Great Wall was crippled, they bought enough time for local patrols to arrive in system and destroy the invading force. The surviving crew received commendations for their actions and both ships were rebuilt.

Jade-class Carriers are often seen on long distance patrol missions as well as long range anti-piracy missions. They are often used as anti-insurgency missions as well, suppressing insurgent space-borne forces. They are never deployed as part of a battlegroup and are more often seen supporting frigate or destroyer squadrons, or acting in an escort role for highly important missions.

UNSC Comments

"They and quick, nippy, not under armed and can shoot out a lot of fighters when need be. I can't understand why HIGHCOM is so tetchy about using them?"

"The newer wolfpacks are these ships covered by Horus-class Light Cruisers. They are just as fast in space and back a mean whollop..."

"We don't know what others call the, but we call 'em 'Pirate Galleons'. We could teach those Jackals a thing or two about bucaneering...When we have ships raiding convoys, after disabling the ships we usually board them with the SBUL and send in those bad ass EVA guys. We steal any good material, but if the cargo are Grunts, we send them back to that shitty Methane hole they come from. However if its a troop transport for Kilo Bravos, we get the foxtrot outta there and just blow the shit outta the ship. Screw getting our arms torn off by space apes."

Ships of the line

Warships of the UNSCDF Navy

Stealth Vessels
Minerva-class Prowler | Cerberus-class Strike Prowler | Obsidian-class Heavy Prowler | Reckoning-class Attack Prowler | Scáthach-class Command Prowler | Nyx-class Sloop | Auriga-class Light Prowler | Crux-class Sub-Prowler

Light Craft

Raven-class Assault Shuttle | Wyvren-class Light Corvette | Durham-class Corvette | Romulus-class Heavy Corvette | Saint Elisa-class Cutter | Nemesis-class Sloop


Vanguard-class Light Frigate | Rivia-class Frigate | Griffin-class Frigate | Heimdall-class Frigate | Jaeger-class Frigate | Helios-class Heavy Frigate | Ronin-class Stealth Frigate


Oberon-class Light Destroyer | Indra-class Destroyer | Platinum-class Destroyer | Centurion-class Hunter-Killer Destroyer | Revanchist-class Picket Destroyer | Ferrus-class Heavy Destroyer | Raijin-class Escort Destroyer | Tyne-class Command Destroyer


Artemis-class Scout Cruiser | Tempest-class Light Cruiser | Valkyrie-class Light Cruiser | Thermopylae-class Cruiser | Delphinus-class Cruiser | Cannae-class Cruiser | Sentinel-class Anti-Aircraft Cruiser | Victoria-class Heavy Cruiser | Reach-class Heavy Cruiser | Athena-class Command Cruiser | Talion-class Battlecruiser | Keyes-class Battlecruiser Andraste-class Strike Cruiser | Bishamonten-class Assault Cruiser


Endeavour-class Assault Ship | Iskander-class Light Carrier | Argo-class Attack Carrier | Astraeus-class Support Carrier | Bastion-class Carrier | Odin-class Carrier | Damocles-class Heavy Carrier | Pendragon-class Super Carrier | Sol-class Command Carrier


Cavalier-class Light Battleship | Kataphrakt-class Battleship | Archangel-class Arsenal Ship | Titan-class Dreadnought | Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught

Special Vessels

Hyperion-class Drone Ship | Hellfire-class Drone Ship

Support Ships

Aether-class Science Vessel | Dawn-class Exploration Vessel | Luna-class Research Vessel | Diomedes-class Combat Supply Ship | Exile-class Armed Transport | Werewolf-class Q-Ship | Hecate-class Tender | Briareos-class Troop Carrier | Vulcan-class Repair Ship | Demeter-class Agriculture Ship | Ysionris Jeromi-class Hospital Ship | Atlas-class Cargo Ship | Ebon-class Fast transport Ship | Gigantes-class Tug | Odysseus-class Colony Ship

Mobile Battle Station

UNSC Lord Hood

Orbital Stations

Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform | Kronos-class Command Platform | Hestia-class Medical Platform | Ptah-class Repair Platform | Hephaestus-class Supply Platform | Gaia-class Colony Platform