Shadow Union Of Worlds Stealth craft:
Overview: The Shadow is the Unions primary means of intelligence gathering and observation. Technically classified no other empire including allies know of the Shadows existence and so its cover remains intact. These small craft are piloted by a sole individual. As this craft will often operate away from friendly space for weeks at a time the pilot has to wear a environmental suite to sustain him and an sophisticated AI to both keep him company and also to help process the information he collects. These craft are equipped with the most powerful stealth and sensor equipment currently in Union use and even technology that's not readily available to other areas of the Union. It is said that the Shadow is able to stay in low orbit over a populated enemy world for a week without being detected and is equipped with cameras and decryption gear which can decrypt even Nakai quantum encryptions in a few hours. With the Shadow in the Unions possession anyone anywhere could be being watched and even the most impregnable fortress could be being scanned for weaknesses. Even the most powerful anti stealth gear will only make the Shadow appear as a glitch and nothing more.
Armament wise The Shadow carries only a light laser projector, relying on its sheer speed and stealth to protect it the Shadows weapon is purely defensive and so if engaged the Shadows survivability drops rapidly.
Defensive measures and armour wise Shadow mounts a very thin hull of 3mm Quantum lattice plate and also a small mark 2 shield projector to allow the Shadow to survive in FTL and space.
Electronic abilities wise the Shadow mounts a dispersion field. This technology is so classified it hasn't even been put on file yet but there is some talk of using both the Void, other dimensions and real space to bend everything around the Shadow, allowing to be become invisible to even the most advanced sensors produced yet. The only instances where a Shadow was detected was when a Nakai cruiser moved to intercept what it thought to be a hostile contact. This resulted in the pilots death. It also mounts a secondary bank of ECM gear to disrupt enemy communications and hack them, This way the AI on board can hack the communication, alter it in such a way which is unnoticeable and send it back in but a few seconds. In this enemy ships or units find themselves isolated or in the wrong area and unable to react accordingly. Lastly the Shadow contains decryption gear rivalling the most powerful intelligence agencies and also a ultra resolution camera.
Speed wise the Shadow is unbelievably fast. Able to reach Mach 10 in atmosphere and far faster in space the Shadow is also equipped with a Union FTL, but it has been modified in such a way that the use of the FTL drive is encompassed by the Despertion field.
Shadow belongs to me