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Overview[edit | edit source]
Purely a patrol and security vessel of small stature, Gladius corvettes hold and important role in UNSC defense fleets due to their extensive sensor suites and incredible speed. However, their weapons are outclassed by the majority of other warships.
History[edit | edit source]
A small, slipspace-capable warship, the 243-meter-long Gladius-class heavy corvette is outfitted with an extensive sensor suite that uses a combination of laser and radar scanners for actively detecting and tracking targets, while monitoring surrounding space for anomalous energy sources.
During the Human-Covenant War, the Gladius-class heavy corvette were used by UNSC Navy battle groups assigned to the Inner Colonies. As they were substantially outgunned by most Covenant warships, Gladius-class corvettes rarely participated in major fleet engagements.
Weapons and Tactical Usage[edit | edit source]
This is the main strikecraft counter for all UNSC admirals. While Hood's Stalwart-class light frigate is generally superior, the Gladius can perform much of the same role and costs less than the Stalwart. It is agile, very fast, and cheap. If dealing with an enemy making strong use of carrier bomber squadrons, a number of Gladius-classes is essential to preserving the fleet.
While armed with a very light MAC and a few missiles, these weapons merely exist to help supplement the fleet's firepower and give the ship almost no fighting chance against any other ship thanks to its very low armor. It can also be upgraded to detect stealth ships, and its engines can be upgraded to give the ship a 40% evasion bonus.
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