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Jem'Hadar fighters (also referred to as attack ships or attack fighters) were a small class of Starship in use by the Dominion in the 2370s. They were the backbone of the Dominion fleet and fulfilled a variety of roles from scouting or patrol duties, to leading assault forces.



These ships were small, agile attack ships typically employed in groups of three, or occasionally as part of larger fleets. (ST reference: Starship Spotter)

They were capable of operations in a planetary atmosphere and were able to land and take off from a planet's surface but were not designed to perform battle maneuvers while in a planet's atmosphere. (DS9 episodes: "The Jem'Hadar", "Hippocratic Oath", "The Ship", "Penumbra")


Tactical systems

The primary weapons of the fighters were powerful phased polaron beam which were produced from emitters located on the nose of the vessels. During the initial engagements between the Dominion and the Federation in the 2370s, the fighters weapons were easily able to penetrate the shields of Federation starships. (DS9 episodes: "The Jem'Hadar", "Call to Arms")

Other systems

As well as possessing advanced transporter technology that allowed transport through the shields of Federation starships, an advanced deflector also allowed the ships to be immune to the effects of a tractor beam. (DS9 episode: "The Jem'Hadar")


Jem'Hadar fighters were the first Dominion vessels encountered by the Federation when a trio of the vessels attacked and destroyed the USS Odyssey shortly after first contact in 2370. (DS9 episode: The Jem'Hadar)

Over the next few years fighters engaged with Alpha Quadrant forces on numerous occasions and fought along side larger Dominion vessels throughout the Dominion War. (DS9 episode: What You Leave Behind, et al.)

Following the war Dominion forces returned back through the Bajoran wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant. Just months later in April of 2376 a trio of rogue fighters returned to the Alpha Quadrant to attack Deep Space 9. They destroyed the USS Aldebaran before being destroyed themselves. (DS9 novel: Avatar)

Known vessels

  • Unnamed Jem'Hadar fighters
    • Sisko's attack ship





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Jem'Hadar fighters (also referred to as attack ships or warbugs) are small attack fighters that form the bulk of the Dominion fleet.

These versatile and easy to build warships have also been known to perform the roles of patrol ships and scouts. The design has also found its way into the hands of privateers in the Alpha Quadrant. Because of their scarab-shaped design, they have been nicknamed "warbugs" by some Starfleet officers (USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior" et. al.)

The Jem'Hadar were known to use these ships in kamikaze attacks against their enemies. (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar", "Tears of the Prophets"; USS Baldwin: "Wild Roses" et. al.)

Because of their relative ease of construction, Jem'Hadar type attack ships have been utilized by minor Alpha Quadrant parties after the Dominion War. Utilizing the knowledge he gained from his alliance with the Dominion, Khan was able to build his own fleet of attack ships. As of mid-2377, Khan had 60 ships on hand and was capable of building 3 per month (USS Baldwin: "Frontiers")

The USS Ottawa and USS Nimitz have also encountered Jem'Hadar fighters controlled by unknown parties. (USS Baldwin: "Backdoor") One such fighter made a kamikaze attack against the USS Hainan. (USS Baldwin: "Like the Rain")

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