UNSA Destroyers are a type of warship that appear in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, under the command of the United Nations Space Alliance and its military arm, the Solar Associated Treaty Organization.
UNSA Destroyers appear to be the most common warships in the SATO fleet and make up the bulk of vessels destroyed during the opening shots of the UNSA-SDF War.
One ship, the UNSA Eclipse, had its ship class explicitly identified as a Zulu-class DDX Guided Missile Destroyer, though it is not known if all destroyers featured in Infinite Warfare are members of this class.
The naming convention for UNSA Destroyers is the prefix "UNSA" followed by a name. These names can be quite diverse, with some ships named after rivers (UNSA Tigris), astronomical events (UNSA Nova) or abstract concepts (UNSA Endurance).
While little is known about them, UNSA Destroyers seem to be designed to be able to engage in a variety of roles, per its function as a destroyer. The vessel, like all UNSA ships, resembles a more traditional naval vessel than it's SDF counterparts and is more aerodynamic in shape, possibly for it to be able to function better within planetary atmospheres. The vessels are oblong and have a steel colouration on their top side. The underside of the ship is darker, seemingly due to being composed of heat tiling for re-entry.
The dorsal front is taken up by several turreted cannons, while middle houses a small superstrucutre and the rear a large landing pad. The ship appears to have two large airlocks on its sides.
Like many spaceships in Infinite Warfare, UNSA Destroyers are capable of generating their own artificial gravity. While the exact method by which this occurs is unknown, it would appear that the mechanism ensures that the gravitational field generated is perpendicular to the ship's floor, ensuring that crew members are only pulled downwards towards the immediate floor and not in different directions. This gravity can seemingly be disabled quite selectively, with gravity being deactivated in one room but left on in others.
UNSA Destroyers are heavily armed, with the ships having five, double-barrelled high-calibre cannons, four on the front and one at the rear. These cannons can provide a potent amount of firepower and are capable of annihilating larger vessels such as SDF Carriers. The ship is also equipped with several vertical launch missile banks across its dorsal surface; at least twenty can be observed, with nine either side of the ship's centre and two mounted on the bow.
Destroyers seem to be reasonably well defended; during the initial battle in Earth orbit several destroyers took damage but were able to keep on fighting. UNSA destroyers have only been shown to be easily destroyed by powerful anti-ship weapons such as AATIS systems or Olympus Mons F-SpAr cannon.
Destroyers also seem to be equipped with a system reminiscent of chaff/flare launchers like the SRBOC, consisting of six tubes, mounted across the dorsal surface of the hull.
For mobility, UNSA destroyers utilise two sets of two huge thrusters at the rear of the vessel; these are capable of launching the ship into orbit by themselves quite quickly. They are capable of hovering in atmosphere via several large thrusters distributed across their ventral surface. Like other warships in Infinite Warfare, UNSA destroyers can achieve faster-than-light (FTL) travel via something known as a Drop Engine. For manoeuvring in the vacuum of space, the destroyers use numerous smaller reaction control system (RCS) thrusters mounted over their hull to allow for thrust in different directions.
UNSA Destroyers appear to be similar to their terrestrial counterparts, designed to operate in different roles, as well as either by themselves or in groups. It is unknown how common it is for them to operate by themselves however, due to the fact that most UNSA ships were destroyed by the Olympus Mons in the initial SDF attack, leaving Tigris as the only surviving destroyer.
SDF Destroyers may also fly within the atmosphere of a planet to attack ground targets, acting as a sort of hovering artillery, often in support of ground elements.
Below is a non-exhaustive UNSA ships and their current status:
- UNSA Tigris (destroyed)
- UNSA Eclipse (destroyed)
- UNSA Atlantic (destroyed)
- UNSA Tunguska (destroyed)
- UNSA Orion (destroyed)
- UNSA Vengeance (destroyed)
- UNSA Endurance (destroyed)
- UNSA Nova (destroyed)
- UNSA Ocana (destroyed)