This is the standard Frigate of the Channan empire. In its initial launch in approximately 2119, it was one of the first designs launched against the Ancients and it defeated a galactic power. Since its launch, many improvements were made, primarily to the weapon systems. This ship is armed with only 2 ion cannons, rather unusual especially since the ship's cannons are locked into a forward firing arc, leaving the rear open to attack. It is equipt with shields finally, but they are sub-par, especially since they are deflector shields, which cannot absorb projectile weapons (they take massive damage, and the projectile still gets thru). The ship serves as escort in the early TOS era (2100s) until its refit around 2155.