|Star Trek: Black Hawk episode|
|Original post date:||1995-12-15|
|Previous episode:||"End of the Shakedown"|
|Next episode:||"Time Search"|
The Shiloh goes to the Gamma Quadrant for exploration and ends up running for their lives when, before the start of the Dominion War the Jem'Hadar attack Starfleet vessels, destroying the USS Bitburg, which the Shiloh recovers survivors. As they rush to the wormhole they are ambushed by two Jem'Hadar warships. As the shields fail Engineer Baker activates the experimental Revolutionary Navigation System, developed by Chief Engineer Baker, which allows the navigation deflectors to build up power, acting as an emergency shielding system. The result is unexpected as any beam, torpedo or weapon follows the curvature of the ship, which the RNS propagates around the vessel and continues out the other side. Because the Shiloh is between two Jem'Hadar vessels, the two ships fire at the same time and are destroyed by their own weapons.