Akira class Strike Cruiser

The Akira was one of the many post-wolf 359 ship designs which proved sucessful. The ships were used for general patrol & mapping missions as well as colony defense & elimination of pirates. The class didn't see heavy action until the borg launched a second invasion of the Federation in 2372. This class also served with distinction in the Dominion War, where they proved their worth. It has a multitude of type XII Phaser Emitters along with 15 Torpedo Launchers located at various points around the ship. The Akiras in service with the UFAS remain unchanged from those used by the UFP except for minor detail. Captains in the UFAS tend to get attached to their ships and as a result, personalise them a bit.