"Are you sure it’s one of ours? I’m mean, I know it’s got the White Phoenix on the side, but it’s shooting plasma. "
―Anonymous UNSC Navy Ensign
Considered to be amongst the most advanced warships currently in production, the Griffin-class Frigate is a technological marvel. It is armed with next generation sensors, armour, and weapons, much of which is derived from Covenant technology. It is also a startling fast ship, both in and out of real space. It packs a punch, with exotic weaponry suitable for close to medium range engagements. However, until the technology necessary for the power systems catches up, the ship is limited to short deployments. The UNSC prefers to use this ship as a fast reaction ship, acting as a pirate chaser, first response, or for pickets.