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Iskander-class Light Carrier
Production information

Reyes-McLees Shipyards




Light Carrier

Technical specifications

930 metres


150 metres


130 metres

Engine unit(s)

Plasma Fusion Drive

Slipspace Drive

Shaw-Fujikawa Model 52

Slipspace velocity

912 light years per day


Grade 4 shield

  • Laminated shell
  • Layers of titanium
  • Layers of AEGIS
  • Thermal energy absorbing layers
  • Kinetic absorbing layers
  • Aero gel layer
Sensor systems
  • AN/SPY-9 PAVE HOUND Active Electronically Scanned Array RADAR
  • AN/SPY-7 PAVE SAW Radio Telescope
  • AN/SSS-19 SAFEGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SSS-19 REARGUARD Electromagnetic Array
  • AN/SVS-68 Optical Telescope
  • AN/SAS-67 Infra-red Telescope
  • AN/SSQ-23 Sensor Network
Targeting systems

Multispectrum Optical AI assisted camera network

Navigation system

AI assisted Slipspace 'MAZE' directional router

  • AI/Manual driven computer supported pilot systems

AI Assisted ADIS

  • MASER communications dish
  • Slipspace LASER communication system
  • War Net Integrated computer
  • 4 Squadrons of Katanas (12 vehicles per squadron/60 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Wakizashis (4 vehicles per squadron/8 vehicles)
  • 2 Squadrons of Sabres (12 vehicles per squadron/48 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Claymores (10 vehicles per squadron/20 vehicles)
  • 2 Squadrons of Broadswords (10 vehicles per squadron/40 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Glaives (4 vehicles per squadron/8 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Shortswords (4 vehicles per squadron/8 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Estocs (2 vehicles per squadron/4 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadron of Xiphos' (2 vehicles per squadron/2 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Knightswords (2 vehicles per squadron/4 vehicles)
  • 2 Squadrons of Scimitars (10 vehicles per squadron/20 vehicles)
  • 1 Squadrons of Perceptors (3 vehicles per squadron/3 vehicles)
  • 1 Marine Expeditionary Unit
  • 1 Orbital Drop Shock Trooper Expeditionary Unit
Other systems

Fleet carrier, plantery assault ship


Necros War


United Nations Space Command


"We're under fighter attack, enemy constellations to our rear echelon! How could the UNSC have encircled us so fast?"
―Ship Master Kvala 'Godam

The Iskander-class Light Carrier is the smallest, and perhaps most flexible of the UNSC Navy's Carriers. Lightweight, and agile, the ship lacks armour or firepower, but makes up for it with speed, making it the fastest carrier. This speed allows it to quickly flank or chase an enemy. While they possess modular launch bays, its size restricts the amount of heavy craft it can take, usually relegating it to reconnaissance craft and mid-range strike craft. It utilises stealth technologies to reduce its sensor visibility, allowing it to slip by unnoticed.

Though originally, the few ships of this class struggled to find their role, it was discovered when the Remnant resurfaced. Operating in small 'wolf packs' of Frigates, easily keeping pace, it could provide them with fighter support. In this nature, these wolf packs hunted down many enemy convoys in enemy territory. They also saw great potential as raiders, with the Archangel catastrophically damaging a Remnant refuelling base on its own then retreating before ships came to its aid. However, their most famous use was as fighters to the bitter end. At the massive and unexpected second raid of Manheim, only two ships, specifically the UNSC Celestial Dragon and the UNSC Great Wall were at the shipyards at the time. In a valiant defence they held back numerous waves of enemy capital ships and fighters, before being overrun while trying to refuel their beleaguered fighters. Though the Celestial was destroyed and the Great Wall was crippled, they bought enough time for local patrols to arrive in system and destroy the invading force. The surviving crew received commendations for their actions and both ships were rebuilt.

Iskander-class Carriers are often seen on long distance patrol missions as well as long range anti-piracy missions. They are often used as anti-insurgency missions as well, suppressing insurgent space-borne forces. They are never deployed as part of a battlegroup and are more often seen supporting frigate or destroyer squadrons, or acting in an escort role for highly important missions.

UNSC Comments

"They and quick, nippy, not under armed and can shoot out a lot of fighters when need be. I can't understand why HIGHCOM is so tetchy about using them?"

"The newer wolfpacks are these ships covered by Tempest-class Light Cruisers. They are just as fast in space and pack a mean whollop..."

"We don't know what others call them, but we call 'em 'Pirate Galleons'. We could teach those Jackals a thing or two about buccaneering... After disabling the ships we usually board them with the SBUL and send in those bad-ass EVA guys. We steal any good material, but if the cargo are Grunts, we send them back to that shitty Methane hole they come from. However if its a troop transport for Kilo Bravos, we get the foxtrot outta there and just blow the shit outta the ship. Screw getting our arms torn off by space apes."

Ships of the line

  • UNSC Iskander
  • UNSC Jade
  • UNSC Celestial Dragon
  • UNSC Great Wall
  • UNSC Defiance
  • UNSC Endurance
  • UNSC Endeavour
  • UNSC Archangel
  • UNSC Night Haunter
Warships of the UNSCDF Navy

Stealth Vessels
Minerva-class Prowler | Cerberus-class Strike Prowler | Obsidian-class Heavy Prowler | Reckoning-class Attack Prowler | Scáthach-class Command Prowler | Nyx-class Sloop | Auriga-class Light Prowler | Crux-class Sub-Prowler

Light Craft

Raven-class Assault Shuttle | Wyvren-class Light Corvette | Durham-class Corvette | Romulus-class Heavy Corvette | Saint Elisa-class Cutter | Nemesis-class Sloop


Vanguard-class Light Frigate | Rivia-class Frigate | Griffin-class Frigate | Heimdall-class Frigate | Jaeger-class Frigate | Helios-class Heavy Frigate | Ronin-class Stealth Frigate


Oberon-class Light Destroyer | Indra-class Destroyer | Platinum-class Destroyer | Centurion-class Hunter-Killer Destroyer | Revanchist-class Picket Destroyer | Ferrus-class Heavy Destroyer | Raijin-class Escort Destroyer | Tyne-class Command Destroyer


Artemis-class Scout Cruiser | Tempest-class Light Cruiser | Valkyrie-class Light Cruiser | Thermopylae-class Cruiser | Delphinus-class Cruiser | Cannae-class Cruiser | Sentinel-class Anti-Aircraft Cruiser | Victoria-class Heavy Cruiser | Reach-class Heavy Cruiser | Athena-class Command Cruiser | Talion-class Battlecruiser | Keyes-class Battlecruiser | Andraste-class Strike Cruiser | Bishamonten-class Assault Cruiser


Endeavour-class Assault Ship | Iskander-class Light Carrier | Argo-class Assault Carrier | Astraeus-class Support Carrier | Bastion-class Carrier | Odin-class Carrier | Damocles-class Heavy Carrier | Pendragon-class Super Carrier | Sol-class Command Carrier


Cavalier-class Fast Battleship | Kataphrakt-class Battleship | Archangel-class Arsenal Ship | Titan-class Dreadnought | Ragnarök-class Dreadnaught

Special Vessels

Hyperion-class Drone Ship | Hellfire-class Drone Ship

Support Ships

Aether-class Science Vessel | Dawn-class Exploration Vessel | Luna-class Research Vessel | Diomedes-class Combat Supply Ship | Exile-class Armed Transport | Werewolf-class Q-Ship | Hecate-class Tender | Briareos-class Troop Carrier | Vulcan-class Repair Ship | Demeter-class Agriculture Ship | Ysionris Jeromi-class Hospital Ship | Atlas-class Cargo Ship | Ebon-class Fast transport Ship | Gigantes-class Tug | Odysseus-class Colony Ship

Mobile Battle Station

UNSC Lord Hood

Orbital Stations

Oranos-class Orbital Defense Platform | Kronos-class Command Platform | Hestia-class Medical Platform | Ptah-class Repair Platform | Hephaestus-class Supply Platform | Gaia-class Colony Platform

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