The Kilrathi Empire first stealth fighter around 2654.184, a specially modified Sartha with radar-reflective paint and a low-emission drive. It is code-named Strakha, meaning ‘hidden striker’. Confederation pilots working in pairs manage to trap and destroy the fighter.
The Strakha stealth fighter makes an appearance in the animated television series Wing Commander Academy. It appears in Episode 11: Invisible Enemy. This Strakha fighter has the same technical specifications and weapon arsenal as its computer game counterpart with the exception of one missile hard point being excluded. It houses two laser cannons, two missile hard points and a single torpedo hardpoint.
The only known major difference is the fighter's ship design. In Academy, the Strakha is based of the Sartha light fighter, but to make the fighter a stealth fighter, the hull was made a black/purple color. The Strakha stealth fighter's cloak device is not the "full" cloak seen in Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi. The fighter shares a similarity to the Confederation's Shroud-type cloaking device (see Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger), which hides a fighter from sensors but not to the naked eye.
Behind the scenesEdit
This is likely a reference to Invisible Enemy. This may also be a Super Wing Commander reference, as it is one fo the earliest appearances of stealth technology, and one of the side stories in Super Wing Commander involves rumors of Kilrathi strakha during that time.