The Shrike class is a favourite of the Tal Shiar, the Romulan intelligence agency, for its stealth and speed. It is also outfitted with a cloaking device, allowing Tal Shiar operatives to conduct covert operations in unsanctioned areas of space. Shrike class vessels are equipped with two forward firing plasma cannons.
The Shrike can be modified to accommodate a Romulan spy on board. The Shrike has been specially designed with unique transporters, allowing it to transfer the Romulan spy onto enemy vessels without lowering its shields or decloaking. If successfully transported onto an enemy ship, the Romulan spy accesses the enemy's sensors, giving the player line-of-sight on a targeted enemy ship or station. If the Romulan spy is able to get on board an enemy starbase, it can access that opponent's entire communications network, allowing full line-of-sight on all enemy vessels and stations.
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