The Surveyor-class reconnaissance frigate was an Imperial scout craft manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards for the Imperial Navy. It was based on the Active-class fast attack frigate, with a hull that resembled that of the Vindicator-class heavy cruisers, while the bridge and primary sensor arrays were in a structure resembling the bridge of a Bellator-class dreadnought.

The vessel carried both a full squadron of starfighters and a decent armament for a craft its size, but its primary mission remained reconnaissance. To support these efforts the class was equipped with powerful sensors and signal interception systems along with a stealth system that aided in concealing the frigate's location even while active scanners were in use.

These vessels were most commonly deployed in Imperial Navy formations that were based in The Core and Mid Rim regions of the galaxy.