The ADP-class Escort is among the smallest exo-atmospheric craft of the covenant navy, due to its minuscule size and age the ADP is usually left in storage on minor species worlds or assigned to defensive patrol fleets.
This ancient ship, now commonly used in defense of covenant core worlds, is a valued antique among Sangheilli shipmasters. The ADP-class Escort originated from the Age of Conversion, when the covenant began assimilating smaller client races. Conflicts with pirate factions of the period often lead to ADP-classes being commissioned by traders and pilgrims for defense against marauding forces.
As more advanced ship types and designs came to fruition, such as the infamous SDV-class Heavy Corvettes, most ADP-class Escorts were either mothballed or quietly acquired by smaller Covenant ministries in an attempt to bolster their influence.
With the advent of the Human-Covenant war however, the High Council realized that more ships would be needed to safeguard core Covenant systems while more advanced naval assets were deployed in offensive mediums. To this end, the High Council quickly swooped into long forgotten storage facilities and private drydocks to commandeer as many ADP-classes they could find to use in securing Covenant space; to great success.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
The ADP has a weak compliment of plasma weaponry, though it is significantly weaker than most covenant vessels, these ships are most effective when used en masse in patrol fleets.
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