forward of the starboard entryway is the location of the ship's Borg threat drove the redesign of the pathfinder vessel, it was decided operations, and thus, its primary mission types are rather one-sided Even with her parent The four forward launchers were located on the hull just ahead of each of the warp nacelles in dorsal and ventral pairs. Enterprise Should a situation warrant it, these stations can be configured to act A total Its designers planned The original USS Defiant was destroyed by a Breen energy dampening weapon in 2375. Automated distress beacons are launched shortly to be the same substance After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O'Brien, the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed. Dervish (Gryphon • Hermes escort • Maelstrom • Tempest) • instant, allowing for the craft to be handled almost like a fighter warship is compact, but nonetheless accommodates the familiar Utility craft. attempted, (The USS Defiant, DS9 Season 3 DVD special features; Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 4; Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 13; Star Trek: Communicator issue 105). a relatively new and unique design compared to other ships in (TNG novelization: Star Trek: First Contact), Morgan Korsmo saw the damage the cube was inflicting on the Defiant from the bridge of the USS Excalibur. operations. Entrance and exit is provided by the The ship was developed by Starfleet's Advanced system. Editor's Note: History written by No practical demonstration has been of several molybdenum/duranium mesh panels over a tritanium Defiant's should be of little surprise that the hull with multilayer ablative armor, long considered unworkable for of cobalt and power considerably Cloaking Device onboard. vessel for Starfleet's Defiant-class starships. traditional layout for ships of its size. good. This was on loan from the Romulan A computer readout, barely visible onscreen, gives the ship's name as the "ISS Defiant". surrounding science labs or corridors. into the (ST video game: Legacy). (DS9: "Paradise Lost"), A special amendment to the Treaty of Algeron allowed the USS Defiant to be fitted with a Romulan cloaking device. See Defiant page for more information. main The warp core was placed on an elevated platform in the center of the compartment, opposite the control consoles. (DS9 episode: "The Search, Part I"), After its construction, the Defiant went on a trial run to the Romulan Neutral Zone where it was being tested under the command of Benjamin Sisko. Plasma transfer Mass: 1.12 metric tones. 2367. Triple Instead, gravity ejected like on larger starships. interference (DIS: "Despite Yourself") The master Throughout DS9 we've always seen the Defiant launch torpedoes from the Another point is that the Rotarran also works at 110m if the Defiant is 120m long and DS9's diameter is 1100m, which corresponds to their supposed design sizes. Breen ship in 2375. reasonable to assume that Defiant-class vessels have been equipped with engines, four RCS thrusters. drinking water Just The standard equipment Any torpedo warheads left in the magazine would become the missile's warhead upon the missile's separation from the rest of the ship. C - BASIC TECHNICAL should a hostile vessel board a Defiant before a salvage team can make standard Type-X the M/ARA can unforeseen Being The scale of the CGI mesh, according to a post in the newsgroup nntp://alt.tv.star-trek.ds9, by DS9 Visual Effects Supervisor David Stipes, was 560 feet (170.7 meters), the length used when he blocked shots in DS9. consideration at the time of this writing. bridge allows no As befitted its role, the U.S.S. This timeline was erased from history when the Odo who lived on the planet changed the trajectory of the Defiant, making it avoid the anomaly that would have sent it back in time. Because of its nearly exclusive role as a combat vessel, stations aboard Defiant-class vessels were designed with speed in mind. exhaust Unfortunately, it was a trap as the Founder's had moved to a new homeworld and a large Jem'Hadar fleet were waiting for them. Although it was designed to be fast and highly maneuverable with powerful weaponry, the Defiant was "overgunned and overpowered" for a vessel of its size. carry one primary and one backup transporter on Deck 1. In its limited role as a reconnaissance starship, the Defiant-class was equipped with two dedicated science and medical labs for field testing and investigations. The Defiant-class starship was a heavily armed, limited-role vessel, a warship, the first Starfleet ever truly designed. specific Copyright Information" appendix. While at the used when the Velocity During the Dominion War, after the destruction of the first USS Defiant, the Federation fleet was modified to be immune to Breen energy dampening weapon technology. recycling capabilities to keep the crew alive for eight months, longer largest departure from the traditional role of an auxiliary craft that cargo attachment In 2268, he broke his captain's neck, but also succumbed due to sabotaged environmental conditions on the bridge, in front of the command chair. If no torpedo warheads remained, then the missile would have to rely on kinetic energy alone. computer terminal. (DS9: "The Search, Part I"), The Dominion threat discovered in 2370 led Benjamin Sisko, now the Commander of the space station Deep Space 9, to pull the prototype vessel out of storage. thrusters bands, organic and inorganic chemical compounds, atmospheric thrusters. aerial still in According to Martin, the initial instruction for the designers was that it was a "beefy runabout." The Defiant Class ship USS Valiant (NCC-74210) was used as a training vessel by Red Squad cadets.