The Peregrine is a medium fighter/interceptor designed to assist in fleet actions by forcing the enemy to split their fire between as many targets as posible. The craft are designed primarily to operate at impulse or low warp speeds near to their home base, or from a suitable carrier vessel such as an Akira class. While they are capable of warp speeds, the Peregrine is not a true interstellar vessel.
In design Peregrines are relatively conventional - there is a large pair of impulse engines at the rear, flanked by the warp nacelles. The cockpit is in the forward section, as are the micro torpedo launchers. Phaser armament comprises a single phaser cannon in the nose and a pair of cannon on the wings. There are two cockpits available; the one-person cockpit uses the rear space for extra equipment, while the two-person model allows the workload to be split, enhancing crew performance. Both types exist in several different models which are optimised for various roles and operating conditions.
The Peregrine has seen considerable service since the Dominion war, and has suffered heavy losses. Nevertheless, these ships continue to fulfil a vital role and production is continuing even to this day.