Cardassian freighter refers to one of several designs of freighter utilized by the Cardassian Union during the mid-24th century.

In 2367, Kriosian rebels attacked a neutral Cardassian freighter near the Ikalian asteroid belt along the Klingon-Federation border. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")

During the Occupation of Bajor, Bajoran terrorists use to disable the shields of orbiting Cardassian freighters by taking their vessel close to the freighter, and overloading their shield generators with directed phaser fire. (DS9: "The Passenger")

In 2373, the USS Malinche got a distress signal from a Cardassian freighter, located near the Badlands, that was said to have been attacked by the Maquis and had suffered some casualties. When the Malinche approached the ship, its sensors confirmed what they were being told. However, when the Malinche lowered her shields to transport some of the wounded aboard, the freighter was rigged, by the Maquis, to fire a focused particle beam that punched through the Malinche's gyro-shielding, before being ambushed by three Maquis raiders. (DS9: "For the Uniform")

Cardassian freighter classes Edit