This inter-planetary craft is designed for carrying marine assault groups to their target. During the Cardassian occupation of Bajor, Bajoran freedom
fighters used assault craft to attack Cardassian convoys in order to disrupt supply lines. Often times these ships would return
with stolen cargo to hidden caches on Bajor's moons. From these bases the Bajors continued their guerilla war against their oppressors.
After the Cardassians pulled out of Bajoran space, the Bajorans found their fleet of assault crafts to be lacking. Without warp capabilities these assault craft were limited to near planet defense.