They are the fastest Alien unit. While they may not be able to withstand a very long attack, they exel at hit-and-run tactics, or as support to one of the larger Alien ships, such as the Postomor Destroyer. Its shields are capable of reflecting energy-based projectiles.
The smallest Morphid basic flying units and the only ones to have any kind of effective defense against energy and plasma beam weapons. A quantum cumulation system created by the nanoids enables it to be used as a powerful cannon.