Defiant Class Escort
|The Defiant-class starship is a heavily armed, limited-role Starfleet vessel, developed in response to the Borg threat and the shocking results of Wolf 359. The U.S.S. Defiant (NX-74205) prototype was originally assigned to station Deep Space Nine in order to defend the Federation and Bajoran sector against the increasing Jem'Hadar and Dominion threat.
The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the class's prototype. It was Starfleet's first dedicated combat vessel, and therefore did not house much in the way of science labs or recreational facilities, or provide for families or diplomatic missions.
The Defiant-class is a considerably smaller, stripped-down, heavily-armored starship and incorporates the latest in Starfleet weaponry and defensive technology. Defiant Class ships are equipped with a class-7 warp drive (DS9: "The Search, Part I"). They are also equipped with a Romulan D'Deridex-class Warbird cloaking device.
|The Defiant weapons systems make it the one of the most powerful warships in Starfleet. It is outfitted with:
|The interior design of the Defiant Class is the most spartan in Starfleet. The Defiant class has four decks, and two sub-decks.
Some Ships of the Defiant Class
|MFS Blackfire (MCC-101995)||USS Defiant (NX-74205) Prototype|
|USS São Paulo (NCC-75633)||USS Valiant (NCC-74210)|
|MRV Rhai'hlanelh (MX-183313)||USS Maquis (NX-75630)|
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