So, seeing this is now "Canon" obviously the empire was hard pressed to upgrade the basic utility of the K't'inga class battle cruiser (which in the recently introduced "Fleet retrofit" is a very powerfull unit) we see a ship that is definatly transitional from the ships of the empires late 2200's to the present. Definatly more of a basic cruiser build more along the line of the Federations cruisers. I expect there will be a fleet version of both this and the Koro't'inga in the near future. Both would be much more potent ships that fit at the upper end of a more combat oriented battle cruiser hull that has an emphisis on manuverability. perhapes a better placement would be where the Kamarag class fits in the shift from the "Battlecruiser" of the K't'inga to the Strikecruiser type of ship such as the Vor'cha. The Koro't'inga is still definatly a Battlecruiser, while the Kamarag fits into the strike cruiser defination just below the Vor'cha. More durability then manuverability.
Release 8.5 "STO The Next Generation"
Let the happy old bug stomping commence, along with refinement toward enhancing each factions play experience!