|Benjamin Class Federation Starship|
|Vessel Class: Benjamin Class|
|Starfleet Officers: 500|
|Starfleet Enlisted: 700|
|Cruising Speed: Warp Factor 7.5|
|Maximum Cruise: Warp Factor 9.3|
|Maximum Attainable: Warp Factor 9.95|
The Starfleet Advanced Design Bureau have only recently begun finishing their ongoing projects. The Benjamin Class, commissioned in 2379, is currently the Largest Federation Starship, closely followed by the Galaxy Class. The recent addition of the new Benjamin Class Vessels, which include Captain Riker's U.S.S. Titan, is also proving successful. The Benjamin Classby7 Starships are developing as the elite of new Federation vessels. Capable of MVA mode, the Benjamin Class Starship is rising to become the new Sovereign Class. Another recent completion by the ASDB is the Defiant Class, which after aggressive testing, has been abandoned, and the crew of the only commissioned space frame has been assigned to another vessel, which Starfleet has named Montana.
Tensions in the Bajor sector are still normalising since the end of the war. Trade-lines to the Gamma Quadrant have only recently been re-opened. Station Deep Space 9 has come under complete Starfleet control, as of early 2380. This is due to the acceptance of Bajor into the UFP. The Bajoran Militia has been absorbed into the Starfleet, and the Bajoran Provisional Government has been discontinued in favour of a new long-term Government.
Captain Kira Nerys, Commander of Deep Space Nine, has recently said that the continued Starfleet Presence near the Bajoran Wormhole is necessary. Starfleet are turning the station into a shipyard, and are currently making plans to open it as such. Amongst the proposed names for this Shipyard are the Opaka Yards, the Emissary Yards, and the Sisko Yards. Starfleet Polls are leaning more towards naming them the Sisko Yards.