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UNSC Prowler
Production information

United Nations Space Command



Technical specifications

162 metres (530 ft)[1]

Engine unit(s)


Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine

Power plant



Resistant to several pulse laser bursts[2]

Sensor systems

X-ELF Radar System

Navigation system

AI or navcom

  • Ablative baffles
  • Counter-electronic systems
  • Matte black ablative stealth coating
  • Texture buffers
  • Stealth Ablative Coating





90 crewmen[4]

Minimum crew

43 crewmen[5] (3 Spartans)


Stealth infiltration and exfiltration, electronic intelligence


Human-Covenant War


Office of Naval Intelligence Prowler Corps (UNSC)


The UNSC Prowler is a stealth Corvette classification within the United Nations Space Command.[6] They were used exclusively by the Office of Naval Intelligence, and were often crewed by select ONI crews.[7]

This is most probably the UNSC equivalent of the Covenant Stealth Corvette.



In a similar role to its namesake, it is used to gather electronic intelligence, and its primary role is to stay hidden while safely gathering such intelligence, not to charge into battle, as that would invariably be an irreversibly fatal tactic. Because of its tactical value and potential to change the outcome of any given combat situation, every UNSC battlegroup has at least one Prowler assigned to its ranks[8].

The Prowler's only combat role, beside active combat monitoring and recording, is discreetly laying minefields of stealthed nuclear HORNET mines in orbital regions. Enemy ships that unknowingly enter these minefields can be destroyed by a single Prowler, allowing the remainder of the UNSC forces to move in and finish off the survivors with MAC strikes and Archer missiles. This stratagem allowed Battle Group Stalingrad to wage a short but devastating battle against the Covenant at Onyx, destroying significantly more ships than their own number, an extremely rare outcome among UNSC-Covenant engagements.

Stealth Systems

Known ships


  • There is a Brute land vehicle with the same name.
  • Spartan Gray Team could pilot a prowler, meaning a prowler could be piloted by a crew of only three people.
  • Beside the Prowler, another type of UNSC stealth ship exists. Not classified as a Prowler, this vessel appears to be significantly larger and possess more advanced stealth "cloaking" systems.[9]


  1. Halo Encyclopedia page 248
  2. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  3. Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, short story The Mons Lisa
  4. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 186
  5. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 186
  6. Halo: The Fall of Reach pg. 281
  7. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 162
  8. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 329
  9. Frankie: "It's not a Prowler..."

Known Prowlers
UNSC Apocalypso · UNSC Applebee · UNSC Circumference · UNSC Dusk · UNSC Lark
UNSC Point of No Return · UNSC Razor's Edge · UNSC Red Horse · UNSC Tokyo Rules
UNSC Starship Classifications
Starfighters C709 Longsword-class Interceptor
Dropships/Cargo Transports D77-TC Pelican - D77H-TCI Pelican Dropship - Albatross - Pod - Bumblebee - Human Cargo Ship
Support Starships Calypso-class Exfiltration Craft - Black Cat-class Subprowler - Chiroptera-class Stealth Vessel - Prowler - Laden-class Freighter - Parabola-class Freighter
Light Capital Warships Mako-class Corvette - Stealth Cruiser - UNSC Light Frigate - UNSC Frigate - UNSC Destroyer
Cruisers Halcyon-class - Marathon-class
Carriers UNSC Carrier - Phoenix-class Colony Ship - UNSC Supercarrier
See Also: List of Starships

This article uses material from the "UNSC Prowler" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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