A tachyon detection grid is a method of detecting cloaked starships. Originally developed by Starfleet it involves various starships or sentry posts transmitting tachyon beams between them to create a tachyon field. Any cloaked vessel attempting to navigate through the field would be exposed.

The first practical application was by a Starfleet task force led by the USS Enterprise-D in 2368. The grid successfully managed to detect a Romulan convoy as it attempted to penetrate Klingon space.[1]

After this successful test Starfleet upgraded its sensor posts along the Romulan Neutral Zone.[2]

The Klingons also made use of this technology using it to help protect their military installations, such as Ty'Gokor.[3]

The 3rd Cruiser Wing, 24th Tactical Wing utilised modified probes to create a tachyon detection grid in the Korvat system to warn them of approaching cloaked Klingon warships.[4]

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