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"This ship is being built near the Engi homeworlds. To unlock it, you'll need to help them, but keep in mind they only trust their own kind."

The Stealth Cruisers do not have a Shield system. Installing shields requires 125 scrap, and will start with two power bars making one shield layer.

Layout A[]

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"Constructed for the Federation by the Engi, this ship is designed to use cloaking technology and speed to get behind enemy lines."


See the Engi Fleet Discussion random event.
Alternatively, defeat The Rebel Flagship with the Rock Cruiser.

Nesasio is the genus for the animal named the Fearful Owl.

Layout B[]

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"Built like a glass cannon, this ship is hard to handle. If its cloaking can keep it safe long enough to charge its weapon, few cruisers can withstand its might."


Earning two of the three Stealth Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

The name of the Stealth Cruiser Layout B could be a reference to:

  • the Normandy SR-2 from the video game series Mass Effect, which is an advanced stealth frigate built as a collaborative effort between races and featuring a high-powered beam weapon as its main gun.
  • the DSR 1 sniper rifle, which fires 12,7mm (0.50cal) bullets.
  • The A-12 supersonic stealth aircraft and its sister craft, the SR-71 blackbird

Layout C[]

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"This ship was part of an Engi experiment to make a power efficient version of the Zoltan shield. Unfortunately this required the removal of the Cloaking system."


Reaching sector 8 with the Stealth Cruiser B and Advanced Mode enabled will unlock layout C

Simo-H is likely a reference to Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper with the highest confirmed kills in any major war.


  • Bird of Prey - Destroy a ship at full health during a single cloak in the Stealth Cruiser.
  • Phase Shift - In the Stealth Cruiser, avoid 9 points of damage during a single cloak.
  • Tactical Approach - In the Stealth Cruiser, get to sector 8 without jumping to a beacon with an environmental danger.