The Revolution class was originally designed as a test bed for new cruiser technology during the development of the Sovereign and Intrepid Class starships. As it was a test bed it was decided to use the existing Olympic class frames to build it. The design was never intended to go into mass production However the test ship proved to be very effective. The Confederacy decided to put the design into production as it is quick to build and effective. The design was one of the canceled designs stolen by defecting members of the ASDB when they went to the Confederacy.