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On an [[Intrepid class]] ship, the '''tactical station''' on the [[Intrepid class/Bridge|bridge]] occupies a position on the raised platform behind the [[Intrepid class/Command station|command area]] and to the starboard side, adjacent to the entrance to the captain's [[Intrepid class/Ready room|ready room]].
  
The [[Intrepid Bridge|Main Bridge]] station dedicated to defensive systems control and starship internal security is Tactical. As currently configured on the ''[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Intrepid_Class Intrepid]'' Class starships, Tactical occupies a position on the raised platform behind the [[Intrepid Command Station|command area]] and to the starboard side, adjacent to the [[Intrepid Ready Room|captain's ready room]].
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The chief tactical officer is responsible for both the ship's weapons, as well as the internal security teams aboard Intrepid class ships. In cases where the tactical officer is called away from the station, another member of the bridge crew will take over until another tactical officer can be called to the bridge.  
  
The physical layout of the raised Tactical station console permits an unobstructed view of the main viewer, and an equally clear view of the command stations in front of it. This allows for an uninterupted exchange between the Tactical Officer (or Security Officer doubling as senior Tactical Officer) and other bridge officers during critical operations, as well as exchanges with crew members at the [[Intrepid Engineering Bridge Station|Engineering station]] or aft bridge stations. The console lacks a seat and is therefore a standup position, deemed ergonomically necessary for efficient security functions (though a seat is available for use). While the layout of the consoles and display panels can accomodate two officers, most scenarios will see the Tactical Officer conducting operations alone. Even during crisis situations, when action levels are highest, a single tactical officer will respond in the least ambiguous manner, with a minimum number of significant order confirmations and command interrogatives. A second Tactical Officer will be available as necessary, in the event the senior officer is called to Away Team duty or is otherwise indisposed.
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===Starship defense functions===
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A large portion of the tactical station's displays are devoted to the tactical defense systems of the vessel. Sensor information, targeting functions, weapons status, defensive shield control are all organized as the primary display functions for easiest access.  
  
==Shipboard Security Functions==
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Tactical coordinates with the [[Intrepid class/Conn station|conn station]] to ensure that the ship's weapons are brought to bear at the appropriate moments, the [[Intrepid class/Operations bridge station|operations station]] to ensure that shields and weapons have appropriate energy allocation, and [[Intrepid class/Engineering|engineering]] to ensure that all weapons and shields are operable and, when applicable, able to be loaded such as in the case of torpedos.  
Part of the default control layout presents the Tactical Officer with information readouts dealing with the internal protection of the vessel and its crew. The first tier of coverage involves a benign, low-level approach, watching over basic crew safety. The second tier activates during diplomatic and cultural missions, providing security for ambassadorial personnel or other important visitors. As an adjunct to these measures, high-level counterintelligence measures may be brought into play to negate possible sabotage or terrorist penetrations on board the ship.
 
  
Security teams can be directed from Tactical via voice command or keyed instructions by the Tactical Officer or authorized deputy. Armory inventories, Security team personnel assignments, and detailed directives are but a few of the items handled with panel inputs.
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The tactical officer also manages all sensor probe launches, message buoys, and tractor beam devices.  
  
All of the consoles and displays dealing with ship security have duplicates located in the Security Offices on Deck 9.
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===Security functions===
 
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Protection of the crew and mission-critical areas of the ship is also the purview of the tactical officer on an Intrepid class ship, in his or her role as the security chief. Security functions are integrated into the primary control panels of the tactical station, and the LCARS Artificial Intelligence assists by reorganizing the panel displays when necessary to ensure that alerts are seen and that appropriate mitigation actions are available, such as raising internal shields.  
==Starship Defense Functions==
 
The very survival of the ship will often rest in the hands of Tactical Officers in the performance of operations in hazardous situations including close-in missions to energetic celestial objects, dealing with dangers posed by certain artificial constructs, adn potential hostilities with Threat vessels. A wide variety of systems are available to the Tactical Officer from the Tactical station, including the ship's defensive shields, phaser banks, and photon torpedoes, all first-line devices.
 
 
 
Tactical coordinates with the [[Intrepid Conn Station|Flight Control Officer]] and [[Intrepid Operations Station|Operations Management]] positions in all situations involving external hazards. Guidance and navigation information, targeting data, and external communications are networked through all three stations, providing expanded options for dealing with unknowns as they present themselves.
 
 
 
Other systems that may be commanded by Tactical include long- and short-range sensor arrays, sensor probes, message buoys, and tractor beam devices.
 
  
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Weapons lockers and security team dispatching is also controlled at the tactical display.
  
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All of the consoles and displays dealing with ship security have duplicates located in the Security Offices on Deck 9.
  
 
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INTREPID CLASS
Bridge Stations • Command Modules • Operations Modules • Science & Medical Modules


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On an Intrepid class ship, the tactical station on the bridge occupies a position on the raised platform behind the command area and to the starboard side, adjacent to the entrance to the captain's ready room.

The chief tactical officer is responsible for both the ship's weapons, as well as the internal security teams aboard Intrepid class ships. In cases where the tactical officer is called away from the station, another member of the bridge crew will take over until another tactical officer can be called to the bridge.

Starship defense functions

A large portion of the tactical station's displays are devoted to the tactical defense systems of the vessel. Sensor information, targeting functions, weapons status, defensive shield control are all organized as the primary display functions for easiest access.

Tactical coordinates with the conn station to ensure that the ship's weapons are brought to bear at the appropriate moments, the operations station to ensure that shields and weapons have appropriate energy allocation, and engineering to ensure that all weapons and shields are operable and, when applicable, able to be loaded such as in the case of torpedos.

The tactical officer also manages all sensor probe launches, message buoys, and tractor beam devices.

Security functions

Protection of the crew and mission-critical areas of the ship is also the purview of the tactical officer on an Intrepid class ship, in his or her role as the security chief. Security functions are integrated into the primary control panels of the tactical station, and the LCARS Artificial Intelligence assists by reorganizing the panel displays when necessary to ensure that alerts are seen and that appropriate mitigation actions are available, such as raising internal shields.

Weapons lockers and security team dispatching is also controlled at the tactical display.

All of the consoles and displays dealing with ship security have duplicates located in the Security Offices on Deck 9.

Black-and-white ship illustrations by Tim Davies. Used with permission.
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