The Romulan Star Empire tried in the 2360's to develop several new technologies in order to keep step with their neighbors. The D'deridex Warbird was selected as one of the hulls on which to testbed many of these new weapons technologies. One such
variant, the D'deridex Advanced Warbird, was established to mount the mega disruptor and disruption bolt, two new weapons
system under development by the Romulan Empire.
Initial tests seemed promising, but little real-world battle information was collected on them. The Tal Shiar sent several in their
attack fleet to the Founder's homeworld, but no survivors returned to tell of the ship's effectiveness against the Dominion
forces. When the ships were called up to fight in the Dominion War they saw their first real battle, and that is the time when the
navy realized that the ships were ineffectual at best. Suffering from rampant misfirings with the weapons, it was obvious to the Senate
that the technologies were not yet ready for introduction to mass production units. The D'deridex Advanced Cruisers were kept in
the fleet, though production remained very slow. Some merit was seen in the hull, especially for the heavy hitting ability of
the mega disruptor.