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Class: Insignia
Sister ships: USS Insignia, USS Hunter,USS Pioneer,
Construction Site: Utopia Planitia Yards, Orbiting Mars
Commissioning Date:
Expected Duration: 80 Years
Time Between Resupply: 15 Years
Time Between refits: 5 years
Category: Frigate, Heavy


Beam : 680 meters
Draft : 350 meters
Width: 260 meters
Number of decks : 20 (Not including various service decks)


Crew Complement (Full): 430
Transporters: 4 Personnel, 4 Cargo, 4 Emergency
Tractor Beams*: 1 AD, 1 FD, 1 FV
Shuttlebay One location: Aft

* The Guardian uses multiphase tractor beams.  These are the most powerful and efficient systems yet developed by the Federation.



--Warp Engines: Dual Core M/ARA III

The Guardian uses two articulation frames, two crystals and quad injectors to increase peak effciency to 200%.  This means the Guardian can produce enough power to run two and a half ships of comparable size.

When this tremendous power is channeled to weapons, defense, and maneuverability, it makes the Guardian an unparalleled combatant.  It is one of the largest mobile powerplants in the Starfleet inventory.

To fully utilize this power, the Guardians' EPS system has been substantially uprated.  The Power Transfer Conduits are the latest design and incorporate phase conditioners as standard equipment.  Higher capacity transformers have been installed.  And the ship is equipped with Isomagnetic EPS Conduits.

The Guardian's massive impulse engines are supplemented by in-line units housed in the nacelles.  As stand-alone units, these units make the Guardian as fast as any ship afloat under impulse.  Using these units, a combined Federation/Cardassian/Klingon design as "afterburners" gives the Guardian unparalleled maneuverability at speeds below c.

-Matter/Antimatter Reaction propulsion, 9th interphase sequencing
-Variable Warp Field Geometry
-Standard Cruising Speed: Warp 8.7
-Sustainable StandardWarp Cruise Speed: Warp 9.955
-Emergency Standard Speed: Warp 9.98 for up to 26 hours
-Standard Impulse Speed: .25c
-Maximum Impulse Standard Speed: .75c
-Emergency Speed: .993c


Standard crew compliment of 430 officers and crew, Able
to sustain up to 4500 personnel (Evacuation only).

-Class H-N environments sustainable:
-Class H environment: Sustainable for 150 persons maximum
-Class K environment: Sustainable for 250 persons maximum
-Class L environment: Sustainable for 50 persons maximum
-Class M environment: Sustainable indefinitely
-Class N environment: Sustainable for 40 persons maximum,
 only in Shuttlebays


123456 -New LCARS interface program matrix (version Gamma-I)
            -Integrates the bioneural capacity of the computer core and the biolinear geldisks
            -One main core (Decks 8-17, portside)
            -One secondary redundant core (Decks 8-17, staboard)
            -One tertiary (Tactical) core (Decks 3 through 5, aft)
            -Software/Hardware design
            -Biolinear circutry
            -Bio-neural gelpacks (phase gamma-I)
            -Biolinear geldisks
            -Maximum storage capacity: CLASSIFIED



 Emitter location:

 High resolution mode range: 10 light years

 Low resolution mode range: 21 light years

Primary instruments:

-Wide-angle active EM scanner
-Narrow-angle active EM scanner
-Pinpoint active EM scanner 2.0 meter diameter gamma ray
-Variable frequency
-EM flux sensor
-Lifeform analysis instrument cluster
-Parametric subspace field stress sensor
-Gravimetric distortion scanner
-Passive neutrino imaging scanner
-Thermal imaging array
-Proximity sensor array type 10-D


 Number of assemblies: 3 (1 primary, 2 secondary)

 Pallet locations:

 Primary: Upper DEM, Deck U5 Secondary: Saucer aft, dorsal
 and ventral

 Standard suite:

 -Quasar telescope
 -Wide-angle IR Source
-Tracker Narrow-angle IR-UV-gamma Ray
-Imager Passive subspace multibeacon receiver
-Stellar graviton detectors
-High-Energy charged particle detectors
-Galactic plasma wave cartographic processor
-Federation timebase beacon receiver Impulse
-Time-distortion corrector
-Stellar pair coordinate imager


Number: 224 palletsplaced around the primary hull.  These include the revolutionary Tetryon scanners.

Pallet Type#1 -
Wide-angle EM radiation imaging scanner
Quark population analysis counter
Z-range particulate spectrometry sensor

Pallet Type#2 -
High-energy proton cluster
Gravimetric distortion mapping scanner

Pallet Type#3 -
Steerable lifeform analysis instrument cluster

Pallet Type#4 -
Active magnetic interferometry scanner
Low-frequency EM flux sensor
Localized subspace field stress sensor
Parametric subspace field stress sensor
Hydrogen-filter subspace flux scanner
Linear calibration subspace flux sensor

Pallet Type#5 -
Variable band optical imaging cluster
Virtual aperture graviton flux spectrometer
High-resolution graviton flux spectrometer
Very low energy graviton spin polarimeter

Pallet#6 -
Passive imaging gamma interferometry sensor
Low-level thermal imaging scanner
Fixed angle gamma frequency counter
Virtual particle mapping camera

Pallet #7-
Long range  wide angle muti-spectral tetryon imagining scanner



Output: The ablative armor matrix on the Guardian is capable of protecting the ship from heavy attack for periods of up to  5 minutes with the shields down. The Guardian's nacelles are also armored.


MULTISPACIAL/MULTI-ADAPTIVE  SHIELDS w/ Regenerative Technologies enhancements

 Number of field generators: 12 (2 in each warp nacelle)

 Maximum continuous output: Classified

 Peak momentary load: Classified

 MW per generator: Classified

 Auxiliary shield systems: 86% of primary

 -Overview: Up to 9 can be used at one time (the remaining 3 are backups) for a total shield output of Classifed MW. The shields have the  multiphasic modification which allows them to enter the corona of a star. As they takes its power directly from the warp engines and the phasers, but the total output of the shields are approximately 95% of the total EM spectrum (whereas a Galaxy or Nebula Class starship's shields can only protect against about 23%), made possible by the multiphase technology incorporated into the shields.  As with the Sovereign Class, the Guardian cam siphon off energy targeted against the shields and use it to enhance the shields.


-Field Generator located in Main Engineering
-CLASSIFIED (Omega Lvl 3)

The regenerative shield enhancements allow the shields themselves to regenerate 66% faster than conventional shield systems.  As a result, the EPS conduits have been upgraded to account for the increased power flow.

The Holographic Shield System (HSS) is an experimental system, on loan from Starfleet R & D.  Essentially, this holographic system allows the ship to, not only, create a secondary shield defense perimeter, but to duplicate any known shield harmonic.  In fact, it can duplicate the shield signature of any known spacefaring race, fooling virtually all long-range sensor scans.

In addition, the holographic matrix can disguise the ships' appearance.  Coupled with the basic systems operation, this allows the Guardian to fool most ships into believing it is something that it is not.


 Primary phaser arrays: 8 type XIIc

 Type: XIIc, this latest phaser fires rapid pulses of phaser energy, as well as a steady beam. The phaser emitter automatically rotates phaser frequency and attempts to lock onto the frequency and nutation of a threat vehicle's shields for maximum shield penetration.

 Emitter Total:  14

 Output : The Guardian's phasers are some of the most powerful in Starfleet, they follow the same design as the Defiant Class Starship.  They are 500 MW (total output 2000 MW). The powerful phasers on the Guardian's phasers are achieved by channeling power directly from the warp core.

Pulse Phaser Cannons.  This is the latest in pulse phaser technology.

Emitter Total: 2


 Torpedo Launchers: 4


*Photorps and Q-Torps supplemented with "Bloodhound" protocols developed by Cathedral Unit.

-Type: New mark IV Quantum Torpedo, capable of pattern firing (sierra, etc.) as well as independent firing. Independent targeting once discharged, detonation variable.
Payload: 200
 Payload: 200 (150 launch-ready)
Yield: 4.5 neotons each


 Type: MKIII

These torpedoes are incredibly destructive, the most powerful weapon Starfleet has pushed into mass production. Upon impact, the microfusion initiators inside the casing fuse the four packets of cobalt hexafluoride with pure antihydrogen and trilithium and mix with all remaining plasma from the torpedo's engines, causing rapid total annihilation of the torpedo and a massive explosion. One torpedo detonation produces 10-to-the-eighth-power megajoules, roughly equivalent to 250 photon torpedoes. In addition, ships on diplomatic or internal missions have the warheads removed for safety reasons.

Yield: 8.1 neotons each

 Payload: 4 (1 Launch-ready)



-Type: Mark II SElf-Replicating PhotoN Torpedo (SERPENT)
Independent targeting once discharged, detonation variable.
-Payload: 100
-Output: 2.5 neotons each (Before replication.)

Photorps, Q-Torps, and SERPENTs supplemented with "Bloodhound" protocols
developed by Cathedral Unit.

The "Bloodhound" protocols allow the Guardian's torpedoes to "sniff-out" enemy torpedoes.  With this modification, its torpedoes can intercept enemy torpedoes before the can impact upon the Guardian's  shields.


Capable of pattern firing (sierra, etc.) as well as independent firing. Independent targeting once discharged, detonation variable.
Uses transporter technology to "phase" past a threat vessel's shields.
-Payload: 50
-Output: 3.5 neotons each


-Type: Mark VII Cloaking Device

-Arrangement: located on deck 5

Standard complement of Class I through Class IX probes, Class X probes

Maximum range: 75 lightyears

Endurance: Warp 9.5 for 20 minutes

*Can only be used in the Delta and Gamma Quadrants.

Auxiliary Craft

-Type 16 shuttlepods: 4
-Type 9 shuttlecraft: 4
-Type 11 shuttlecraft: 4
-Sphinx Work pods: 2
-Danube-class Runabouts: 1, USS Niwen NCC- 72306,

-Federation Aeroshuttle

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