The most powerful destroyer fielded by the Central Command, the Dakar Heavy Destroyer performs more like a cruiser than a destroyer. The Dakar is larger than the Galor, giving it extra ruggedness in comparison to other Cardassian craft.
The Cardassians used the Dakar Heavy Destroyers as long-range patrol vessels to patrol their border systems. A single Dakar could adquately patrol several sectors without the assistance of a larger fleet. Despite their numbers along the border the Dakar Heavy Destroyers were not terribly common.