Galaxy wing

An attack wing of Galaxy-class starships

An attack wing, tactical wing, or simply wing was a formation of vessels used to engage a target during a military conflict. This type of formation was often used during the Dominion War.

The combined Cardassian-Dominion strike force which attacked Deep Space 9 in 2373 comprised several such wings. Attack wings one through five were ordered to intercept the USS Defiant, with the remaining ships targeting the station. Dukat later ordered all attack wings and batteries to concentrate on a section of the outer docking ring in order to bring down the station's shields. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

Later that year, when Captain Benjamin Sisko was promoted to the position of adjunct to Admiral William Ross, Ross chided Sisko for emphasizing too much concern for his own crew, reminding him that "you and I are responsible for an entire tactical wing." (DS9: "Behind the Lines")

The Federation also employed attack wing formations when needed. During Operation Return in 2374, cruiser and Galaxy wings were used. Galaxy wings 9-1 and 9-3 were ordered to engage a group of Galor-class destroyers attempting to set up a crossfire. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")

Later that year, an attack wing of Cardassian destroyers destroyed the USS Honshu. (DS9: "Waltz")

When Nog and Jake Sisko departed Starbase 257 aboard the USS Shenandoah, they quickly encountered a wing of incoming Jem'Hadar fighters set to attack the starbase. (DS9: "Valiant")

Martok's attack wing

Martok's attack wing

During the First Battle of Chin'toka, Martok commanded an attack wing of Vor'cha-class attack cruisers and Klingon Birds-of-Prey. This attack wing engaged the Jem'Hadar fighters while Starfleet and the Romulan Star Empire attacked the orbital weapon platforms. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

In early 2375, Admiral William Ross, on behalf of the Third Fleet, requested two more attack wings of Romulan Warbirds from Romulan Senator Cretak. (DS9: "Image in the Sand")

During the prelude to the Second Battle of Chin'toka, the Romulan relayed over the comm channel that their attack wings three and nine had reached the line of deployment. (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil")

Several weeks later, during the Battle of Cardassia, Benjamin Sisko had attack wings 6-4 and 6-5 follow the USS Defiant to help the Romulans after their flagship was destroyed and their lines began to collapse. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")

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