Attack / Patrol ship
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The Hideki class is one of the most important ships in the Cardassian fleet. The Cardassians have always sought to produce simple, easy-to-build ships which pack a heavy punch for their size and in the Hideki they have accomplished just that. Although these ships are generally compared, unfavourably, to the Klingon B'Rel class and the Federation Saber and Defiant classes, in some ways this is unfair. Cardassian policy emphasizes that these ships are intended for largely border patrol, escorting freighters, or system defence duties, keeping Cardassian space defended in order to free up the larger ships for offensive duties. The B'Rel and Defiant, and in some aspects the Saber are intended to be a fully capable attack vessel in its own right. While the Hideki is not as capable, it is thought to take almost one third of the resources to build and run, and three Hidekis would certainly be a match for a single B'Rel, Saber, or Defiant class.
The Hideki is thought to have a long term cruise speed of Warp 5, about right for a ship which will not be expected to cover large distances unsupported. The Armament is capable of dealing with pirate and mercenary type vessels that the Hideki might encounter on patrols and is sufficient to allow the Hideki to act in support of major fleet actions or operate as a scout unit, although the relatively low speed is a limiting factor in this role.
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