A unified concept for a multipurpose striker and interceptor brought about the introduction of the Griffer class. It was chosen from four other competing designs making it the hallmark of American small attack craft.
The Griffer can be found in three variants. As a striker, it carries munitions allowing for close supports attack missions within a variety of atmospheres as well as deep space.
As an interceptor, the Griffer can be deployed to forward positions, mobile carriers, as well as stationary or fixed locations.
The Griffer can also be utilized as an electronic-warfare platform equipped with a series of pods that provide either area denial or access depending on the mission package.