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A polaron deflector was a piece of equipment aboard the USS Defiant. It was being serviced by Chief Miles O'Brien when Lieutenant Thomas Riker came to Deep Space 9 posing as Commander William T. Riker.

O'Brien was working on the deflector's targeting arrays located on the Defiant's bridge when Kira Nerys gave Riker a tour of the Defiant. Riker then commenced with hijacking the ship for the Maquis. (DS9: "Defiant")

The function of the polaron deflector was never stated on-screen, although one can assume it has something to do with deflecting fire from polaron-based weapons.

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