|Class||Escort (2nd tier ship)|
|Minimum Rank||Lt. Commander|
|Weapons||3 Fore, 1 Aft|
|Bridge officer stations||1 Ensign Engineering; 1 Ensign Science; 1 Lieutenant Tactical; 1 Ensign Tactical|
|Console Upgrades||1 Engineering, 1 Science, 2 Tactical|
|Information based on version ST.0.20100123a.10|
The Saber class Starfleet Escort was introduced in the late 24th century. They saw heavy action during the Borg invasion of 2373 and the Dominion War. Like her sister ships the Rapier and Ushaan, the Saber is named after an ancient bladed weapon.
The Saber and her sister ships, the Ushaan and Rapier, are the Escort class ships available in the 2nd tier. Like most Escorts, the Saber has excellent manoeuvrability and impulse speed, and has the ability to mount cannons, heavy weapons that are limited in firing arc, but boast incredible firepower. The trade-off is, the Saber has a comparatively fragile hull compared to the Science Vessels and Cruisers in the same tier. Additionally, the Saber's small crew complement means that the ship will take a longer time to recover from damage that it has sustained.