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Not much is known about the Preax Class Scout ship. In 2365 the Romulan Star Empire set forth a call for a new cruiser class starship to replace the ageing battlecruiser design they had received from the Klingons a century before. After a review of the new designs that were submit, the Romulan Senate decided the it would take far to long for a new design to be implement into the Romulan Fleet. The standard scout class vessels still served well as a research vessels in the Fleet, but were being quickly overtaken by the other races ships. Although defiantly inferior to the other major powers scout ships, the standard scout ship's main design was found to be enduring very well. As the Romulan Senate through out the idea of a completely new design, the standard scout ship's basic frame was designated to become the base work for the new Preax Class cruiser. One of the perks of using the existing design was the ease and speed of manufacturing. Soon after the designs for the new Preax Class were submitted, the Romulan Senate approved the design and the proto type was began.
The Preax Class covers all of her older brethrens duties. From long range scouting missions, to infiltration and recons missions, to acting as a skirmish line for her larger cousins, the D'deridex Class Warbird. The main emphasize for the Preax was stealth and surprise, and her design shows that. She was designed for a quick incursion missions, to achieve her mission objectives and get out. The Preax was not design to be a long term warship. Even though the Preax wasn't design of long drawn out battles, doesn't mean that she doesn't have her teeth.
The Preax' s missions take the ship into many uncertain and dangerous missions, so the designer did add in some of the very best weapon systems that the Star Empire has to offer. This means the Preax can make quick, decisive strikes, which the Dominion found out during the later stages of the war. One of the more interesting aspects of the Preax is the fact that this type of ship is becoming more and more promenade as an exploration vessel with in the Romulan Star Empire. The Preax' s small size, high speed, and long duration has catapulted the Preax to one of the premier exploration and research ships in the Star Empire.
|Official Romulan Starship Specifications|
|Heavy Warbird Classes||D'deridex class • Khellian class • Scimitar class • Valdore class|
|Light Warbird Classes||D'renet class • Laehval class • Lanora II class • Preax class • Shrike class • Ventarix class|
|Shuttle Classes||Vreenak class • Shalimar class|
|Fighter Classes||Aen'rhien class • Scorpion class|