The Chokarr Carrier was commissioned as a throwaway carrier unit to assist in Gorn power projection along their new border with the United Federation of Planets. After encountering the Federation, the Gorn found themselves having to tighten security along a previously lax border of their empire. The Gorn saw carriers as the most cost-effective form of power projection available to them at the time.
Chokarr Carriers sacrifice the armament of the older Tura’Khur in favor of two forward hangar bays, each capable of holding two flights of fighters. No attempt was made to improve the ship’s aging shield system as the carriers and their pilots were seen as wholly expendable in the name of defending the Confederacy from outside attack.