"I attribute the victory at Ravensburg to the Artemis-class Cruisers of Farragut Squadron. Those three ships did what my prowlers failed to do, and found the Covenant fleet."
―Admiral Saul Anderson
Amongst the UNSC’s fastest warships, the Artemis-class Scout Cruiser is a vessel dedicated to reconnaissance. While it possesses the necessary firepower to fight and destroy smaller vessels, as it often does, its primary role is intelligence gathering. Possessing stealth features, advanced sensors, and a long distance communications array, the Artemis ranges far ahead of the fleet, watching enemy positions and reporting it to friendly forces. Conducting highly dangerous missions, they use drones to increase their visual range, allowing them to cover a wide area, and find their prey. Once combat starts, they turn to skirmishers, using their stealth features and armament to prey on smaller enemy vessels and support ships.