-class destroyer escort is another class popular with the Andorian officers that make up the bulk of the "Blue Fleet". Solid engineering backed by the firepower of a 4-tube heavy torpedo primary armament system allows the class to excel in the escort and perimeter defense/patrol roles.
The addition of the highly sensitive Aracebo-1707 sensor pod in the Mark II configuration further enhances the already impressive search and detection capabilities of this class.
The class is named for those who made a profession out of guiding and protecting ancient Andorian trading parties as they made their way from city to city, a job that required a strong sword arm and keen senses. The word "lal-tannah" in Andorian literally means "outrider", though some also translate it in context as "ranger".