Comet is a stryle of patrol employed by Terran Confederation starfighters. The name refers to a strategy of a fighter wing performing a patrol route before returning to its base, to be replaced by the next wing which will follow the same route.
After destroying the Kilrathi Supply Depot in the Bifrost system the TCS Tiger's Claw remained in the vicinity ambushing incoming ships, unaware of its destruction, coming for resupply. Colonel Peter Halcyon organized a Comet-Style Patrol in which fighters would circle the Claw, then fly to three known Kilrathi jump points. Maverick and Iceman flew as the Sigma Wing, in which they encountered Lumbari-class, Fralthi-class, Ralari-class along with their escorts. Upon their return, Epsilon Wing was launched for the same route.