The Kirov class battlecruiser was a combat dedicated vessel constructed by Starfleet in the 23rd century. The design was based on the Constitution class cruiser, with exploratory and scientific equipment replaced with weaponry and combat equipment. The Kirov class also had a wider phaser arc than the Constitution class, aft photon capabilities, and a horizontal warp pylon configuration. Vessel construction began in the lead up to the Federation-Klingon War of 2267, and ceased in its aftermath.

The production roster as of 2267 included:

  • USS Kirov (NCC-1751)
  • USS Australia (NCC-1752)
  • USS New Zealand (NCC-1753)
  • USS New Jersey (NCC-1755)
  • USS Otto von Bismarck (NCC-1761)
  • USS Nathan Bedford Forrest (NCC-1762)
  • USS Nikolai V Ogarkov (NCC-1763)
  • USS Montana (NCC-1765)