From memory Beta"
The Saladin-class was expected, during peacetime, to carry out essentially the same research and exploration duties as the Constitution-class. For this reason, it has the same laboratory facilities.
Existing ships of the class were uprated beginning in 2271 to make use of new
technology and capabilities that were developed for the uprated Constitution-class. This greatly increased the performance longevity of the class, carrying them into the 2300's.
The class was retired in the early part of the 24th century, but a handful of the vessels were uprated once again to face the threats of the Dominion and Borg in 2373 in a desperate move by the Federation to field numbers against the twin threats.
|Speed:||Warp 8.9 (old scale)|
|Armaments:|| 6 twin-mounted Phaser banks|
2 Photon tubes
|Auxiliary craft:|| 2 Shuttlecraft|