It's nice to see Starfleet actually responding to threats and developing contingencies based on each encounter.
The Kelvin incident already resulted in bigger, better ships. The Dreadnought may well have been in the works alongside the Enterprise and not completed by the time of the Narada attack on Earth in 2258, hell it could even have been the object of the Laurentian wargames, the fleet putting her through her paces.
Either way this thing looks every bit the counter weapon you'd expect after not one but two direct attacks on the Federation by such an overwhelming alien weapon.
Yeah, I was thinking "obvious response to the Naruda" as well.
But man, this think has got to be similar in size to the Galaxy class...or maybe even bigger. (Wonder how it compares to the E-E...?)
Makes me wonder what kinda ships this universe/timeline will have by their *24th* century!?
But I am still boycotting the movie untill they add a third nacelle!