Along with its sister design the Ar'Kala-class, the Ar'Kif-class warbird was the first class of vessel wholly designed by the Romulan Republic rather than being a re-purposed Romulan Star Empire design. It was designed and built at New Romulus Shipyards and entered service in late 2409. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
Like all warbirds the Ar'Kif-class featured a standard Romulan cloaking device. Unique to the class was the focused singularity modulator device, which enabled the vessel to fire a potent beam weapon.
Some Ar'Kif-class hulls featured an expanded hangar bay that could support a squadron of Scorpion-class fighters. Most of its structural sections were cross-compatible with the Ar'Kala-class. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
|Starship classes of the Romulan Republic|
|subclass groups||Ar'Kif (Ar'Kala • Jhu'ael) • Aves (Caprimul • Harpia • Tyton) • Baratan (Deihu • Vastam) • D'deridex (D'ridthau • D'Khellra) • Daeinos (Dinaes) • Dhelan (Dhael) • Scimitar (Falchion • Tulwar) • Ha'apax (Haakona) • Khaiell (Jaeih • Ohkala) • Mogai (Valdore • Morrigu)|
|other named classes||Aelahl • Faeht • Ha'feh • Ha'nom • T'liss • T'varo|
|small craft||Jarok • Kestrel • Scorpion • Talon • Tiercel|
- Legacy of Romulus Dev Blog #43: Romulan Tactical Warbirds
- Ar'Kif Tactical Warbird article at The Star Trek Online Wiki.