The Thirishar Light Cruiser adopted many advanced Andorian technologies, making it one of the most efficient power projection units of its time. Two particle cannons provided the Thirishar with enough firepower to engage enemy capital ships with some degree of competence. The Thirishar is also unique in that it is equipped with a central drone rack, providing extra versatility in combat.
Thirishar Light Cruisers were popular combatants during the Romulan War and some members of the class were later donated to Starfleet. These vessels served only a short time, being quickly replaced by newer, more capable Federation starships.