The vessel was deployed for the Ba'ku cultural observation mission in the Briar Patch in 2375, and was later hijacked by Lieutenant Commander Data and used this vessel to attack Ru'afo's flagship, causing considerable damage to it. The USS Enterprise-E later arrived to locate the mission scoutship and to attempt to deactivate Data.
While the Enterprise-E's shuttlecraft, piloted by Jean-Luc Picard and Worf, approached the Ba'ku planet, Data used the planets' rings to mask his approach towards the shuttlecraft. He then surprised the shuttlecraft by giving chase and firing upon it.
Attempts to transport Data from the scoutship failed as he initiated a transport inhibitor, forcing the Enterprise-E shuttlecraft to forcefully dock with the mission scout by locking onto it by means of the docking clamps. Upon doing so, they were able to access the mission scout though its docking hatch on the ventral hull. (Star Trek: Insurrection)