The Covenant has always believed that their weaponry is more than effective enough to make the use of bombers unnecessary, the Human-Covenant war quickly changed this perspective when the sheer power of the UNSC SMACs was made apparent. The Covenant often won decisively in engagement they chose to fight, their devastating power left them overconfident and under the assumption that they were all but unstoppable. When the first Covenant Vessels engaged UNSC SMACs there was not even time to warn the next wave of ships, they were destroyed in their entirety within minutes.
By the time the Covenant were made aware of the cannons dozens of ships had been lost, in response the Covenant started to employ bomber squadrons to strike fast and hard on the vulnerable platforms. The SMAC was suddenly a far less terrifying weapon and their kill count began to decline sharply.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
The Covenant have outright superiority in space combat with faster and more powerful weapons as such bombers aren't really necessary for ship to ship combat though that doesn't mean it's a bad idea to take them. However when engaging any UNSC world you will need these bombers to destroy any SMAC platforms that may be in orbit lest you lose your most powerful ships before they even fire a shot.
|Strikecraft||Seraph Bomber • Banshee Interceptor|
|Combat vessels||CRS-class light cruiser • CPV-class heavy destroyer • RCS-class armored cruiser • CCS-class battlecruiser|
|Support vessels||DAV-class corvette • DSC-class support ship • SDV-class corvette • DDA-class shuttle • CAR-class frigate|
|Capitals||ORS-class heavy cruiser • DDS-class carrier • CAS-class assault carrier • DOS-class supercruiser • OSS-class battlecarrier|
|Other||Tradeship • CCD-class Constructor|
|Obsolete vessels||Redemption-class Battleship • Seraph Fighter|