The Borg interceptor (alternatively referred to as a Borg probe) is a small vessel utilized by the Borg Collective.
The interceptor's function in the Collective is to act as a probe or scout ship, identifying unassimilated vessels and stations, determine their potential value, and assimilate or eliminate them based on its evaluation. Interceptors are armed with energy beams and equipped with transwarp drive. (TNG video games: Armada, Armada II)
The USS Voyager encountered an interceptor in 2375, in the ensuing battle the interceptor's shield matrix was damaged allowing Voyager to beam a photon torpedo directly inside which detonated before the interceptor's drones were able intervene. The resulting explosion destroyed the vessel. (VOY episode: "Dark Frontier")
During the Borg Invasion of 2381, the USS Aventine under the command of Captain Ezri Dax attacked, disabled, and boarded a lone Borg interceptor as part of a daring plan to stop the massive Borg armada rampaging through Federation space. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)
|Borg starship classes|
|assembler • assimilator • collector • colony ship • command ship • cube • detector • diamond • fusion cube • harbinger • harmonic defender • hypercube • interceptor • obelisk • pyramid • rectangle • scout • sphere • tactical cube • tactical fusion cube • wedge • workbee|