Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit
The Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit is an Admiral (Tier 5) level Federation Escort vessel. Players can obtain the vessel through the Shipyard for 20,000 and 4 , as long as the player's Fleet has a Tier III shipyard.
This particular type of ship class was a rescued project from the Utopia Planetia Ship Yards by Captain Benjamin Sisko. It was declared a new type of warship created to fight the Borg but later revived to fight the Dominion War. This Retrofit vessel is a heavily modified variant of the Tactical Escort (Tier 4) Escort Vessel. Starfleet upgraded this vessel with latest standard equipment and systems available in the early 25th century.
The Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit is also able to use the [Console - Universal - Cloaking Device] that is obtained from the Tactical Escort Retrofit, or the Federation Dreadnought Cruiser. This ship does not come with one standard. As with other C-Store ships ships, the previous purchase of the Tactical Escort Retrofit from the Cryptic Store reduces the required Fleet Ship Module cost for its Fleet version from 4 to 1.
 Defiant classDefiant class was the first of new Tactical Escort designs specifically created to fight the Borg. The project which was stationed at Utopia Planitia and prototyped by a team that included young Benjamin Sisko ultimately failed due latent design flaws. At the request of the DS9 Commander, the ship and its plans was removed from storage and its flaws corrected. The class design later entered production due to the Dominion threat.
 Vigilant class
 Gallant class2399, 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.
NOTE: This ship design was based on an early concept drawing of the Defiant that was rejected because it looked too much like a 50's sci-fi UFO, and nothing like the warship "hotrod" that was expected.
 Sao Paulo class
The Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit is one the most agile of all Starfleet vessels outside runabouts and shuttles. Equipped with four forward weapon slots and three aft, they are true powerhouses of damage. However the class suffers from very small crew complement (half as many as the previous tier) and limited console slots to improve survivability. It is also one of two ships with five Tactical consoles the other being the Fleet Advanced Escort. It should be noted that this ship does have one more engineering console which may help improve survivability to some degree. At Tier 5, the Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit is as close to a Klingon Bird-of-Prey as any Starfleet captain can get.
 Comparison with Vice Admiral Variant
|Regular Variant||Fleet Variant||Difference|
|Shields||4,703 (Mk X)||4,703 (Mk X)||+0%|
Unlike all other Fleet ships, the Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit does not receive a 10% bonus to its Shield Modifier.
 Standard Configuration
Federation starships come with standard equipment and weapons of the lowest mark available at the ship's minimum rank. The items provided are appropriate to the type of vessel and its related playing style.
|Klingon Empire: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Toron Shuttle • DujHod Chariot • To'Duj Fighter • Rozhenko Timeship|
|Destroyers||Support Vessels||Flight-Deck Cruisers and Carriers|
|• B'rel - Refit|
|• QulDun - Refit||• Somraw||• K'Tanco|
|• Norgh - Refit||• Qorgh - Refit|| • K't'inga - Refit
|• Vandal||• Phalanx||• Dacoit Cruiser|
|• Ki'tang - Refit||• Pach - Refit||• Vor'cha - Refit||• Scourge||• Draguas||• Corsair Cruiser|
|• Hegh'ta||• Qin - Mirror|| • Negh'Var
• Vor'cha Retrofit - Mirror
• Kamarag Retrofit
|• Varanus|| • Marauder Cruiser|
• Vo'quv Carrier - Mirror
|• B'rel Retrofit||• Peghqu'|| • Bortasqu' Cruiser:
Command - Tactical - War
| • Guramba
|• Korath||• Kar'Fi Carrier|
| • Fleet Norgh
• Hoh'SuS - Fleet
• B'rel Fleet
| • Fleet Qin
• Somraw - Fleet
| • K't'inga - Fleet
• Fleet Tor'Kaht
• Fleet Kamarag
• Fleet Negh'Var
|• Scourge - Fleet||• Varanus Fleet|| • Corsair - Fleet|
• Fleet Vo'quv Carrier
|Romulan Republic: (Complete & Detailed List)|
|Tiercel Shuttle • Kestrel Runabout • Scorpion Fighter|
|Warbirds||• T'liss - Refit||• Dhelan - Refit||• Mogai - Refit||• D'deridex - Refit|| • Ha'apax - Mirror
• Ha'nom - Mirror
• Ha'feh - Mirror
| • T'varo Retrofit
• Dhelan Retrofit
• Mogai Retrofit
• D'deridex Retrofit
| • Fleet T'varo|
• Fleet Dhelan
• Fleet Mogai
• Fleet D'deridex
• Fleet Ha'apax
• Fleet Ha'nom
• Fleet Ha'feh