The Daring-class frigate was a class of light frigates utilised by the United Nations Space Command, which served between 2627 and 2678, seeing major action during the Galactic War and Swarm War. In contrast to the highly multi-role Remembrance-class frigate, the Daring-class was a specialised warship utilised to provide a set of highly specific functions to a battle group, including reconnaissance, electronic intelligence and surveillance, electronic support including command, control and communications, and anti-prowler/anti-stealth warfare. These functions made it highly valuable when deployed as part of a battle group, as it was able to actively supplement the systems and capabilities of other battle group components; however this also meant its ability in combat without such support was restricted. In particular the Daring-class frigate's starfighter complement and armament were restricted due to its substantial complement of sensor and communication equipment.
While the Daring-class had a limited combat ability when deployed without a battle group, it routinely performed non-combat operations, such as electronic intelligence gathering and reconnaissance, independently of the unit it was part of. Vessels of the class featured enhanced stealth features and countermeasures, in addition to strong shielding and frigate-typical high velocity, in order to increase effectiveness and survivability. A major role of the Daring-class was to covertly insert Orbital Drop Shock Troopers to a target using SOEIV pods, often in preparation for a full scale assault by UNSC forces.
class: light frigate (FFL)
manufacturer: Chevron AerospaceReyes-McLees Shipyards
length: 517 metres
height: 135 metres
-vaccuum: 318,960kph (Mach 260.36)
-atmosphere: 32,200kph (Mach 26.28)
engine: twin linked Mark XVI TEMPEST advanced fusion reactors
shielding: seven linked Mark XVI AURORA Projected Energy Barrier System
-Mark III Light Magnetic Accelerator Cannon (1)
-RSGM-16 Archer (20 pods, 600 missiles)
-RIM-109 Medusas (400 cells, 400 missiles)
-BSGM-14 Harpoon (12 tubes, 24 missiles)
-RSM-19 Shiva (1 tube, 6 missiles)
-dual Mark XII 155mm naval gun turrets (8)
-quad M502 50mm railgun turrets (30)
-E-221 Warden (1)
-P-221 Ranger (1)
-RQ-117 Clarion (3)
-1 Marine rifle company (200 men)
-1 ODST company (200 men, 230 SOEIVs)
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of the Daring-class, with permission, giving it a custom paint job that is far more imaginative than mine. Well worth a look.
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