The Stingray R5 class escort carrier is one of the most commonly employed vessels in the Keeper fleet. At 3,000 feet in length and 10 million metric tons, it resembles a bulkier version of the Shark class Destroyer. Like other ships of the same size, it can run off a twenty man skeleton crew. Typically the Stingray employs about 500 crewmen, but can hold more than a thousand should the situation require it. It runs off a single large reactor and a backup power array, and has four large bays to house either a single dropship or squadron of aerospacecraft. This makes the Stingray optimal for long-range counter-terror operations and tactical force deployment in general, filling a vital gab between dropships and the massive Manta class Carrier.
Stingrays use the standard mix of reflective and reactive armor supported by gravitic and magnetic shielding for defense, as well as a number of ECM systems and turrets. They have four large transport bays, a powerful gravitic manipulator, and no large-scale weaponry.