Stealth Ships are designed as force recon ships, for hit and run missions. Faster than other strikes, they have the ability to cloak and be all but undetectable unless they get in close visual range of an enemy ship. Only interceptor class strikes are close enough in speed to catch them, and only Command Ships with a special SAD Odin Dradis Module are able to detect cloaked stealth ships. These ships can only be purchased and upgraded with merits, thus making them a ship that only very experienced players can buy. They have weapons that are unique to their category and are not equippable by other ships. Whilst there weapons pack a lot of punch, stealth ships are fragile and are not designed for dog fighting.
Game Update 53 saw these ships given a major overhaul making them far less tougher than they were.