The Chiropteran Scout is a type of Imperial reconnaissance aircraft that is rarely seen in combat due to its role.
Often used when orbital Augur scans are insufficient for planetary reconnaissance, the Scout is small, poorly armored, and unarmed. However it is fast, manoeuvrable, and bristling with long-range auger arrays. When expecting trouble, they are typically escorted by fighters or a Gun-Cutter.
They are, for all intents and purposes, the equivalent of the modern-day Blackbird.