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Last Updated June 24, 2007
R2 Defense Starbase


United Federation of Planets
Class Capital Base
Availability Unlimited Deployment
In Service 2353
Out of Service n/a
Source Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Author Tyrel Lohr
Last Updated January 21, 2003
R2 Defense Starbase

Following the Romulan/Klingon conflicts of the 2340's, the Federation launched a new defense initiative to reinforce their borders in case of possible Romulan aggression. The R2 Defense Starbase design was the result of engineering modifications and enlargement of the basic R1 Outpost class. The increase in size allowed the R2 Starbase to mount several new weapons systems, including the new dual phaser array that had previously only been mounted on full-fledged Federation Starbases.

The R2 Defense Starbase network along the Federation border would prove an invaluable asset during the Dominion War. One of these bases, Starbase 357, was used as a key base for the Federation fleet on the Dominion Border.

Ship Control Sheet(s):
R2 Defense Starbase - SCS
 Unlimited Deployment
This ship is included in the:
Ships of the Fleet: United Federation of Planets
Ship Archive
Related Entries:
R1 Defense Outpost
Design Notes:

This base appeared in DS9, using the upper portion of the Regula Outpost and its size scaled up. The R2 Starbase is more effective than the R1, and can hold its own against more modern opponents.

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