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Minerva-class Prowler
Production information
Manufacturer

Reyes-McLees Shipyards

Model

SSG

Class

Prowler

Technical specifications
Length

190 metres

Width

57 metres

Height/depth

36 metres

Engine unit(s)

Plasma Fusion Drive

Slipspace Drive

Shaw Fukikawa model 52

Slipspace velocity

912 light years per day

Shielding

Grade 2 shield

Hull
  • 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/SLS-12 HORNET LIDAR
  • AN/SVS-68 Optical Telescope
  • AN/SAS-67 Infra-red Telescope
  • AN/SSQ-23 Sensor Network
  • AN/SSD-129 PAVE RAVEN
  • AN/SPQ-111 PAVE HANNIBAL
Targeting systems

Multispectrum Optical AI assisted camera network

Navigation system

AI assisted Slipspace 'MAZE' directional router

  • AI/Manual driven computer supported pilot systems
Avionics

AI Assisted ADIS

  • MASER communications dish
  • Slipspace LASER communication system
  • War Net Integrated computer
Countermeasures
  • Firestorm Close-in Weapon System
  • Thunderstorm Close-in Weapon system
  • AN/SLQ 115 HARLEQUIN Decoy Launcher
  • AN/SLQ-221 DOPPLEGANGER Array
  • AN/SLQ-301 PAVE KEEPER
  • AN/SLQ-340 PIRATE Torpedo counter guidance system
  • Emergency Thrusters
  • AN/SLQ-157 PAVE PALADIN
  • AN/SLQ-161 PAVE RAPTOR
  • AN/SLQ-1011 PAVE FAITH
  • Active thermo-optical Camouflage field
  • Maintenance free RADAR/LIDAR absorbent coating
  • Infra-red suppressors
  • Texture buffers
  • Engine Baffles
  • Heat sinks
  • Radiation sinks
  • Magnetic Suppressor
Armament
Complement
Crew

87

Other systems
  • Warfare direction systems
  • Counter ordnance deterance
  • Electronic Countermeasures
  • Mine launcher
  • HOPE Launchers
Usage
Year introduced

2598

Role(s)

electronic warfare

Era(s)

Necros War

Affiliation

United Nations Space Command

  [Source]


"Go silent. They'll never spot us then."
―Captain Vivian Benato, Third Battle of Linna


The Minvera-class Prowler is the UNSC's primary stealth vessel for low profile infiltration, exfiltration, information gathering and interdiction. The vessel is virtually invisible to both the naked eye and the scanning systems of nearly everly every faction. It is coated in ablative stealth systems and stealth paint, rendering it RADAR absorbent and near invisible to RADAR, reducing its cross section to something closer to flotsam or jetsam found in space. Matte black paint and active camoflague systems render it invisible to the naked eye also, meaning even when ships are normally visible against suns or planets, it remains invisible. Thanks to heat and radiation sinks as well it is incapable of giving off cherenkov radiation or heat signatures, meaning it cannot be detected leaving slipspace. These however are a double edged sword and depending on how active the ship is these sinks must be dumped, giving off massive heat and radiation signatures or the crew will be cooked or irradiated or both, while still alive. The ship can operate for a few days under full silence without having to dump its sinks or a few hours under full motion. The Slipspace engine dumps into a seperate radiation and heat sink, meaning it can be charged or left charged without fear of it killing the crew and left charged during a operation for a speedy exit. The ship itself is barely armed, with a handful of point defence lasers and missiles and a few Archer pods. During operations both the shielding and the point defence lasers are left offline or in standby, with at least the lasers ready to operate to reduce the chance of their energy signature being picked up, being visually seen or being a target. The ship features a wide range of electronic warfare gear including short range slipspace scrambler, radio scramblers, active cancellation pods, counter guidance systems and warfare direction systems. It also features a deep scan, high power Synthetic Array RADAR that is mounted in a linear fashion along the keel of the ship that is used for observing ground positions The ship is shaped much like a arrow head with two egg shaped engine pods. The hull is on one part, smooth plating and on the other angular shrouds, reducing its chances of detection. It is possible for the ship to go into 'silent running' where it simple lies still, drifts or goes into a stable orbit, with all systems focused on stealth and keep the engines, slipspace drive and defence weapons on standby, with little else being powered, par life support. While 'silent running' it can quietly observe the enemy or lie in wait for days on end.

The augment it's sensor array it has a Magnetic Array. This array detects magnetic anomalies caused by ships, through long-range electric and electromagnetic field detection arrays of great sensitivity and uses this to home in on them. The Magnetic Array is incredibly accurate and has a long range of 200,000 kilometres and is highly resistant to jamming methods, detection and interference. On top of that, stealth systems, such as RADAR resistance and optical camouflage, don't effect its capabilities.

In it's electronic warfare role, it carries not only the standard electronic warfare systems of UNSC warships, but it also mounts PAVE RAPTOR and PAVE PALADIN electronic warfare systems. The PAVE RAPTOR is capable of intercepting and deciphering radio systems, intercepting RADAR transmissions and intercepting MASER transmissions and then tracking the source and jamming it through low detectable directed narrow ban jamming or wide area jamming, at the cost of stealth. It has the added functionality of being able to feed false information to any of the above sensor or communication systems, further confusing enemy forces or preform active cancellation, sending out directed, well timed signals on the correct wavelength to 'cancel' enemy RADAR, Radio or MASER signatures, resulting in a 'silence'. The second pod is a Electronic Protection system, the PAVE PALADIN that interferes with enemy attempts to intercept and jam communication and detection systems by producing narrow beam 'burn outs' that confuse and jam enemy attempts to jam them. Along with that, it uses a CPU driven decryption system that protects against attempts to intercept communication systems or boost cyber warfare attacks by the ship-board A.I..

UNSC Comments

"Apparently there were three Minerva classes at Linna. I never saw them..."

"Sure, its not as potent as the Athena is but its alot nippier and less of a target."

"Served on one for four years... its like a oven... all the time."

Ships of the line

Gallery

Warships of the UNSCDF Navy

Stealth Vessels
Minerva-class Prowler | Nike-class Strike Prowler | Athena-class Prowler Cruiser | Cydonia-class Super Prowler | Nyx-class Sloop | Apophis-class Sub-Prowler

Light Craft

Hermes-class Corvette Themis-class Corvette | Thetis-class Fast Attack Corvette | Terminus-class Gunboat | Tyche-class Cutter

Frigates

Heimdall-class Frigate(Prometheus-class Frigate) | Helios-class Heavy FrigateSekhmet-class Heavy Frigate | Loki-class Stealth Frigate(Anansi-class Stealth Frigate)

Destroyers

Baal-class Destroyer(Pallas-class Destroyer | Enkidu-class Destroyer) | Raijin-class Destroyer | Tereus-class Escort Destroyer(Mímir-class Escort Destroyer)

Cruisers

Horus-class Light Cruiser(Isis-class Light Cruiser) | Thor-class Cruiser(Nemesis-class Cruiser | Artemis-class Cruiser) | Victoria-class Heavy Cruiser(Anubis-class Heavy Cruiser) | Ares-class Battlecruiser(Hades-class Battlecruiser | Poseidon-class Battle Cruiser | Gilgamesh-class Battle Cruiser) | Bishamonten-class Large Cruiser(Amaterasu-class Large Cruiser | Týr-class Large Cruiser | Kali-class Large Cruiser | Apollo-class Large Cruiser) Bellona-class Large Command Cruiser(Vishnu-class Large Command Cruiser)

Carriers

Ra-class Assault Ship | Jade-class Light Carrier(Huang-di-class Light Carrier) | Odin-class Carrier(Freya-class Carrier) | Hera-class Attack Carrier(Izanami-class Attack Carrier | Shiva-class Attack Carrier) | Zeus-class Super Carrier(Izanagi-class Super Carrier | Brahma-class Super Carrier) | Quetzalcoatl-class Ultra CarrierTiamat-class Ultra Carrier | Amun Ra-class Ultra Carrier

Battleships

Osiris-class Battleship(Triton-class Battleship) | Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught(Aesir-class Dreadnaught | Olympian-class Dreadnaught)

Support Ships

Aether-class Science Vessel | Selene-class Combat Supply Ship | Hecate-class Tender | Atlas-class Troop Carrier | Vulcan-class Repair Ship | Demeter-class Agriculture Ship | Asclepius-class Hospital Ship | Harmonia-class Cargo Ship | Gigantes-class Tug

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


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