Initially designed as an escort vessel, the Defiant-class began development in 2366 with the explicit intent of defending the Federation against the Borg. Since their initial production run, the Defiant has quickly filled the ranks of the Federation fleet and is now one of its most abundant starships. Each Defiant is outfitted with two forward-firing pulse phasers fitted onto their bow, allowing them to unleash a barrage of firepower at any opponent they face.
The Defiant-class can be modified to carry a payload of Anti-matter Mines. These mines lie still in space until they detect the warp signatures of a nearby enemy ship, causing them to hone in on their target and detonate.
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