You know with this new single bay federation carr-scort coming out, why not give the same treatment to a raptor? Statistically it could be identical, the only problem I see is the slim build of the raptor might be a problem. Another option might be to give it BoP styling as they tend to be wider.
And for the console, instead of the photon thing, give it a magnetic mine launcher. A series of mines are help in place through a series of tractor beams, and magnetic technobabbly that form a protective ring around the raptor (similar to the Rotating Asteroid Defense of Space Battleship Yamaoto) They stay on for the entire recharge duration of the power unless destroyed through impacts with objects.