Warframe operative insertion craft come in many designs, but they are all commonly classified as short-range stealth aircraft. Fuselage insertion stingers will torpedo the Warframe into the hull of the target undetected, and the landing craft will re-position at the extraction point. Between engagements, the landing craft is latched to its sister component, an Orbiter.

—Landing Craft Fragment

The Orbiter carries a smaller vessel called a Landing Craft, which are the actual ships that deliver the Tenno into the combat zone. Rugged and dependable, Landing Craft are capable of travel in a variety of environments, including deep space, planetary atmospheres, and even through the ocean depths.

A Tenno rides a Landing Craft by magnetically attaching to a covered passenger compartment by its underbelly, which flips them over inside so they are lying on their back when they deploy into the mission's Insertion point by simply dropping down from it. Landing Craft can also position themselves vertically on extraction points, where the Tenno can ride simply by stepping into the passenger compartment's human-shaped recess, where they are secured before the Landing Craft can depart. Landing Craft can also carry heavy cargo like Fomorian Power Cores by using a tractor beam to attach objects to its underside.

There are currently five variants of Landing Craft available to the Tenno, all of which come with their own Air Support ability that can assist players in a mission once called upon by using Air Support Charges. Players can switch between available Landing Craft through the Main Menu, and selecting Equipment > Orbiter > Landing Craft. The air support ability can be swapped out to another one if needed by going to the Landing Craft menu and selecting Air support which will show all obtained air support abilities.


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Main article: Liset

The Liset is the first Landing Craft that new players acquire during the Vor's Prize Introduction Quest, along with the various segments for the ship. The Liset comes with the Override air support ability, negating any lockdowns or alarms on the Tile Set without requiring the player to hack a console, and will also temporarily halt any countdown timers that activate during Rescue and Spy missions.


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Main article: Mantis

The Mantis is a Landing Craft, which can serve as an alternative transportation choice to the Liset. It comes with the Med-Tower air support ability, deploying a Med-Tower resembling a Life Support Capsule, that heals for 100 Health upon each activation, with each Med Tower providing up to 20 healing charges that can be activated by any player.

The Mantis landed in Update 17.5.


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Main article: Nightwave (Landing Craft)

The Nightwave is a Landing Craft, which can serve as an alternative transportation choice to the Liset. It comes with the Dreamers air support ability, deploying a device that releases pulses up to a radius of 10m for 20 seconds, dealing damage to enemies, putting them to sleep and opening them to Finisher Attacks.

The Nightwave landed in Update 27.5.0.


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Main article: Scimitar

The Scimitar is a Landing Craft, which can serve as an alternative transportation choice to the Liset. It comes with the Carpet Bomb Ability, dropping bombs in a line from the player's position to their Air Support Charge's position.

The Scimitar landed in Update 18.0.


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Main article: Xiphos

The Xiphos is a Landing Craft, which can serve as an alternative transportation choice to the Liset. It comes with the Sentry Gun air support ability, deploying an automatic turret, resembling a Senta Turret, which will fire upon nearby visible enemies.

The Xiphos landed in Update 18.5.

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