The interceptor is the primary defense craft of the Bajoran military. These ships are armed with phasers and equipped with tractor beams for towing .

On Stardate 47391.2, a two-craft patrol with orders not to let Skrreean ships land, opened fire on Tumak's disabled ship and killed him, after the youth took the ship out of anger when his people were denied immigration passage — and the countermand orders came too late.