The Sniper Ship was a starship that was used by the Zentraedi that was responsible for giving a critical attack known as a krag shot. This large vessel consisted of a central protrusion that was able to fire a powerful energy blast over long distances in order to eliminate its target. To achieve its stated purpose, a Sniper Ship required large amounts of coolant to keep the weapon from overheating.
One such vessel was present within the forces of Khyron who had allied himself with General Golic and the Crimson Squadron. His alliance with the Human traitors involved them providing the critical systems of the SDF-1 in order to destroy it and use stealth technology to remain undetected. Rick Hunter and the scientist Lena stumbled onto the ship where they ultimately uncovered its purpose. Whilst inside, they sabotaged the coolant system and caused the weapon to overload thus destroying it.