McDermott's Sidestep

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McDermott's Sidestep is a tactical action that involves using a modified Picard Maneuver. Instead of the use of forward movement under sudden warp speed, the maneuver is performed laterally. In 2407, this maneuver was successfully used by the Klingon starship IKS Hegh’delar to defeat the superior USS Vindicator at Djorn Major XJ-003. This was the first use of the maneuver and was named after it's developer, Ensign Eric McDermott, the Chief Tactical Officer of the USS Nimitz, commanding the smaller Klingon starship.