"When the alert sounded, the estimated time for reinforcements was 36 hours. A Valkyrie made it here in seven."
―Lieutenant Colonel Francine Shen
The Valkyrie-class Light Cruiser has one great claim to fame. It’s the fastest ship in the UNSC fleet. Being startlingly fast, possessing a low observable profile, and carrying a decent complement, this ship is the preferred vessel for rapid reaction, responding to emerging situations at speed. Often it is the first vessel to respond to planetary assaults and disasters. They’re also used to run blockades, delivering forces deep behind enemy lines for lightning raids and strikes.