A fleet launching an orbital bombardment.


A city being hit by an orbital bombardment.

Attacking the surface of a planet from orbit is referred to as an orbital bombardment. The scale varied from an general bombardment for maximum damage to surgical strikes.

In 2371, a combined fleet of Tal Shiar and Obsidian Order ships bombarded the Founders' homeworld in an attempt to wipe out the Founders. However, it proved to be a trap with the Founders long gone and a large Dominion fleet surrounding and destroying the Romulan and Cardassian ships.[1]

On stardate 51474.3 the Dominion launched an attack on Coridan where they successfully managed to bombard the planet's dilithium mines from orbit, collapsing them and killing thousands of workers.[2]


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