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Monac IV was the fourth planet of its star system, in Cardassian space. It was where the Dominion's Monac shipyards were located.

In 2375, the shipyards were a crucial production facility for the Dominion effort to retake the Chin'toka system. An entire Klingon fleet attempted to advance on Monac IV, but was repelled with casualties estimated at thirty percent. (DS9: "Image in the Sand")

Shortly after, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey IKS Rotarran, under the command of General Martok, destroyed the shipyards by triggering a solar flare that engulfed the installation. (DS9: "Shadows and Symbols")

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 46) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Stellar Cartography", p. 18; "Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), the Monac system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. The primary was a K-class star. According to a map of the Cardassian Union – prepared by an anonymous astrography clerk, from the Cardassian Central Archives, in 2364 – Monac was identified as a Cardassian system.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 50), Monac IV was probably named for Star Trek: Deep Space 9 special effects supervisor Gary Monak.

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