Defiant, USS -
Federation starship on the science fiction
series STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE/SYN/1993-99.
The USS Defiant was originally designed to fight
a ruthless race of cybernetic beings called The
Borg (from the Delta Quadrant), but was later
given to Star Fleet Commander Captain Sisko
(Avery Brooks) as a defense against another
Federation threat, The Dominion, (from the Gamma
Quadrant). Officially the USS Defiant was classed as
an escort ship; unofficially it was a warship.
Stationed at space station Deep Space Nine, the
USS Defiant protected the surrounding space
including the planet Bajor and a nearby
wormhole, a strategic shortcut in space to other
unexplored parts of the galaxy.
To further protect the USS Defiant from
straying enemy eyes, it was secretly equipped
with Romulan invisibility cloaking devices that
screened the ship from the scans of
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