The Type-52 Special Applications Rifle (T52 SAR), more commonly known as the Focus Rifle is a Directed Energy Weapon used by the Covenant Empire. The earliest known sighting was during the First Piala War. Seemingly it was replaced by the Beam Rifle but the Covenant Remnant appears to have scavenged some for their use after the war. The Focus Rifle is a Covenant sniper-style weapon, that, despite its visual similarities to the Type-50 Sniper Rifle System, functions quite differently from its counterpart. It fires a continuous orange-tinted beam, similar in operation to a Sentinel Beam. The weapon is believed to be battery-powered, though the exact mechanism by which it functions is currently under investigation by the UNSC.