It was capable of landing on a planets surface, and had numerous armaments. It was also equipped with three buoys, capable of emitting a false warp signature. This would allow the shuttle to launch one when someone was after it, and they wouldn't be able to tell which is the shuttle and which is the buoy.
In the late 2140s when a Tellarite named Skalaar had his ship, the Tezra, impounded by the Klingon Empire. To pay the impound fee's, he became a bounty hunter, and used a Tellarite shuttle. (ENT: "Bounty")