The Al’kesh is a wedged-shaped, medium-sized, multipurpose military spacecraft of Goa'uld manufacture. The craft has a medium-ranged hyperdrive, but they can not keep pace with Ha'tak-class vessels in hyperspace. Al'kesh-class craft are also capable dropships, troop transports and light freighters. A few of these spacecraft have been upgraded with cloaking devices, although these are quite rare. The Al'kesh is a quite flexible craft, being used as a bomber for both anti-ship warfare and against land based targets, as well as being armed with a double-mounted staff cannon turret useful for both anti-fighter warfare and air support for Jaffa infantry.