SKIN UNLOCK: Free The Defiant class was the first of the Tactical Escort designs, with a prototype originally designed to fight the Borg. The project ultimately failed at Utopia Planetia because its initial engine designs tore the ship apart, though then Engineer Miles Edward O'Brien took the project under his wing and corrected most of its issues. The class design later entered production due to the Dominion threat.
Defiant class Nose art variants
SKIN UNLOCK: Legendary Defiant Pilot Warship, 30,000 The Legendary Pilot Warship includes five new 'Saucer' part variants based on the Defiant-class starship featuring "nose art" inspired by historical dogfighters and the Defiant's own canonical 'starship development patch.' Each piece of art represents a conflict the Defiant-class has seen service in over the course of Star Trek Online's history.
SKIN UNLOCK: Free Launched in response to the fallout from the Khitomer Accords in 2399, the Gallant class was born. These ships were made to fight on the front lines of Borg conflict. Gallant is a variant of Defiant, just as capable and bares just as many teeth.
The Gallant Refit ship parts must be selected manually through Ship Customization and are not part of a starship preset.
Gallant class Refit
SKIN UNLOCK: Free The Vigilant was a design inspired by the Defiant class. It is just as powerful and nimble but is larger and features an updated nacelle design. The Vigilant is also equipped with a multipurpose space that is adaptable to any situation including relaxation or training.
The Vigilant Refit ship parts must be selected manually through Ship Customization and are not part of a starship preset.
Vigilant class Refit
Sao Paulo class
SKIN UNLOCK: Sao Paulo Tactical Escort Refit, 150,000 The Sao Paulo class is a 25th century refit of the famed Defiant class. It has exposed, forward-swept warp nacelles and a more faceted main deflector. It also has the white hull texture common to refit vessels.
SKIN UNLOCK: Valiant Tactical Escort, 3,000 The Valiant-class Tactical Escort is based upon the highly successful Defiant-class design. Unlike the Defiant, which was designed specifically to combat the Borg, the Valiant class was built with the Federation's new enemies in mind.