The Nimitz Class was the new ship on the line, but she was almost outdated by her launch date. As soon as the Klingon War began, the klingon's technological superiority was apparent. The design was retrofitted, and thanks to some major breakthroughs in Andorian weapons research, the Nimitz Class Mark II, was rushed into service. The first ship of this new revision would be the USS Augusta.
The USS Augusta, was tasked with finding new technology and reverse engineer klingon technology to help the war effort against the klingon empire. Starfleet was desperate to find a way of counter act the Klingon superiority they had over all of Starfleet.
The USS Augusta, was launched with one mission in mind. Find a way to win the war, she was loaded with a unit of corps of engineers, combat engineers and some of the lead scientist within the federation. They set off to go deep into klingon controlled space.
Episode 1: Moral Conflictions
The USS Augusta sets course of the klingon border, they have worked on ways to creating a low power signature and most of the crew were forced to learn Klingonese, in order to try to fool the Klingons, when in their space. Got this idea from Star Trek VI, when the USS Enterprise tricked the Klingons to thinking the Enterprise was a freighter. The USS Augusta is setting course for Klah'Be'Tor.
A system near the Federation and Klingon Border. The USS Augusta would launch from K-7 and raid an abandon Klingon colony. When the war broke out, the colony was attacked by the federation forces, it was one of the few victories of the Federation.
Starfleet hopes the Klingon's left some tech down on the planet, that they could reverse engineer. They wanted to learn more about this new cloaking device, and their weapons upgrade on their vessels. If they could enhance the federation weapons to be comparable to the Klingon's, it may make them think twice.
Just when the federation started to salvage the colony world, the USS Augusta receives a mayday call. The finish up their salvage mission, and warp out. The corps of engineers and scientist begin studying the artifacts and other technologies. Everyone hopes on the Augusta, they can find away to eliminate the technical superiority with the data and salvage they found on the planet.