Romulan Drone Ship
|Romulan Drone Ship|
Remote / Stealth Operations
|Date Entered Service:||
The Romulan Drone ship was used by the Romulan Star Empire during the early 2150s to attack ships belonging to various species of the Alpha Quadrant in an attempt to destabilize relations between those species. The first two known examples of this ship class was encountered by the crew of the NX-Class Enterprise in 2154.
These ships were remotely operated by Aenar, a subspecies of Andorian, via telepathy. There were other Drone ships that were encountered during the Earth/Romulan War that had been modified to operate via subspace communications. When operated via telepathy like the first two Drone Ships they could be operated from the Romulan Home world but when operated via subspace communications the operates needed to be within 25 light years due to limitations of subspace communications technology in use at that time. The operator could be further away if the signal was relayed through subspace comm relays but this would cause a delay between a command being issued by the operator and the drone ship carrying out that command. This delay would increase in length as the distance between the operator and the Drone ship increased.
Studying the data gathered on the Drone Ship encountered has show that there is a high probability that the design was meant to carry a crew at some point in the development of the Drone Ship. With no crew the Drone ship was not equipped with internal dampers and has proven to be extremely maneuverable during combat operations.
The Drone Ship is equipped with multiple Tri-Phasic Disrupter Emitters that could simulate the weapons fire of other alien species and a single forward facing torpedo tube. The Drone Ship was also equipped with Deflector Shields for protection from enemy weapons fire.
In an impressive technological feat the Drone Ship was equipped with self repair systems that could repair damage the ship sustained during combat. This allowed the ship to operate for greater periods of time away from Romulan space with out the need to return for repairs.
Another unique system used by the Drone Ship was its Holographic Camouflage System. This system employed an array of multispectral emitters that would allow the Drone Ship to assume the appearance of any other known ship class.
|Official Romulan Starship Specifications|
|Heavy Warbird Classes||D'deridex class • Khellian class • Scimitar class|
|Medium Warbird Classes||22nd Century Bird Of Prey • Valdore class|
|Light Warbird Classes||Bird Of Prey • D'renet class • Drone Ship • Laehval class • Lanora II class • Preax class • Shrike class • Ventarix class|
|Shuttle Classes||Vreenak class • Shalimar class|
|Fighter Classes||Aen'rhien class • Scorpion class|