Xepolite Free Trader
Caption: Xepolite free trader
Caption: A runabout fires phasers across the trader's bow
This merchant ship, used by the nonaligned Xepolites, is geared more toward stealth and escape rather than combat.
With a top speed of warp 9.8, a trader ship was stopped by Commander Sisko and Dukat's runabout. The trader's hull was composed of a sensor-reflective material, which masked its hull full of illegal Cardassian weapons, bound for the Demilitarized Zone.