"The byte is mightier than the bullet."
Stealth Platforms Engineered for Counter-Terrorism, Espionage, and Reconnaissance, mainly referred to as SPECTER, is the primary intelligence agency of the Norb Network. The organization's stated directives include obtaining and analyzing information on galactic powers for the purposes of espionage, counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, and statistical determination, for the benefit of the Norb and the other nations concerned with maintaining peace in the galaxy.
SPECTER was formed in 3168 during the Technocrat War, alongside the Bionic Units Responsible for Nullification. While the BURN subprocess, Heuristic Assault and Reconnaissance Machines, would focus on special operations, an independent process was created to handle intelligence duties.
- Technocrat War
- Poku the Gorilla was posthumously given the distinction of being the first SPECTER, in honor of his sacrifice.
- Freedom War
- A SPECTER operative codenamed Deep Goat, was responsible for gathering key pieces of intelligence. Among these accomplishments, it found the location of a new shipyard the Kaladian Empire was constructing.
- Suicidal Decoy Unit William, a frame implanted into a goat, provided protection for Deep Goat - who was not actually a goat. When Kaladian intelligence finally caught him, he self-destructed, leading them to believe they had caught Deep Goat.