I’m nearing the end of my first week in command of the Biliskner, and I must say that, once again, I’m very impressed with Utopia Planitia. The Avenger class is a marvel of engineering, and in my opinion holds is place very well between the Sovereign and Akira classes. We’ve just completed the final part of our shakedown, and are headed back to drydock at Starbase 101 for a few minor adjustments, and an “upgrade”, if you will. Originally, the ship was to be fitted with a regenerative shield array created by the Dyson Joint Command Technology Reverse-Engineering team. However, due to setbacks on the Voth front, the research team lost several days of work time moving their workspace to a more secure location. In order to test the rest of the Dyson equipment installed on the ship, 101st Fleet command ordered a standard regenerative array installed temporarily, in order for shipboard operations to continue on schedule. Luckily, the Dyson team completed the shield equipment this week, so we are carrying all of the necessary components for the array back to Starbase 101 for its installation. In the meantime, I have instructed two engineering teams to begin integrating some of the internal components of the array. We’ve been under way for about 13 hours–we should be back in drydock in five days.
101st Fleet drydock personnel have just reported that their modifications to the ship are complete. They’ve informed me that, along with the new shield array, they’ve installed an experimental proton weapon from Dyson Joint Command as well. They’ve asked us to use it against both the Voth and the Borg in our routine missions and to report back on its performance. They’ve assured me that it will not cause any ill effects when used in conjunction with our current loadout of antiproton arrays. I admit I’m slightly nervous about having both protons and antiprotons used in such proximity, when the two together are so volatile. On the other hand, this weapon’s integration with proton stabilizer system is supposed to have increased the yield potential of our gravimetric photon torpedoes. In addition, the Dyson shield’s integration with the other Dyson systems has added automated defensive algorithms and technologies which will increase our resistance to focused energy damage during battle. Both systems are to be tested under normal operating conditions, so the only thing I can do is wait and see… and hope that whatever the Dyson engineering team has come up with works.
Captain Dennis William Anderson
U.S.S. Biliskner - NCC-101305-A
Fleet Administrative Office