|Affiliation:||Cardassian Union, Central Command|
The CDS Aldara (CUW-8181) was a Cardassian Galor-class medium cruiser in service to the Cardassian Union's Central Command in the mid-to-late 24th century. This ship was responsible for the destruction of several Starfleet starships in the Federation-Cardassian War. (DS9 episode: "Past Prologue"; ST video games: Armada, Armada II; Decipher RPG module: Starships; ST reference: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)
In the late 2360s, the Aldara was commanded by Gul Danar. In 2369, the Aldara pursued a Bajoran scout ship across the Cardassian border to Deep Space 9 following the theft of an antimatter inverter by Kohn-Ma terrorist, Tahna Los in 2369. (DS9 episode: "Past Prologue", CCG set: Deep Space Nine)
- In the Armada games, no specific history or definitive final fate was established for this vessel as its name was selected for a battleship by the game developers, and is sometimes placed randomly when the ship appears.