Like the K'T'inga Class Cruiser, the Vas'Kalabam is an effort to
D7 Battlecruiser to modern technology. The Romulan refit is at best a
half-hearted upgrade. The main design change involves improved sensors and
exchange of outdated torpedo technology in favour an expanded suite of plasma mortars.
The increased demand on already ancient reactors required the removal of
smaller weapons; however, as the ship was falling into a fleet support role,
decrease in short range firepower was found to be acceptable. Shield technology was
with modern units but any gain lay in the availibility of replacement
new shields not providing increased protection. Because of the limited
hulls originally purchased from the Klingons and subsequent losses, the
Vas'Kalabam is a rare sight at best.