Star Trek The Next Generation: “The Wounded”
In 2367, Gul Macet and Glinns Telle and Daro board the USS Enterprise-D to cooperate in tracking down the rogue USS Phoenix.
Macet and his Glinns wear what could loosely be termed as “Cardassian Ground Troop Armour”. It sometimes translates to “contact suit”, sometimes to something florid along the lines of “When Fire Approaches”. The meaning of such a phrase is still not widely known, but this armour is associated with a particular kind of fear. It is rarely seen only because it is intended for physical combat, and is much more heavily armoured than the black military suit more commonly seen.
Elements of the design date back to before Cardassia Prime experienced unity. It was originally developed by the Cardassians who lived in volcanic mountainous regions, with scales as red as the rocks they lived on. It is distinctly different to the armours developed by other Cardassian races of the time, in that their armour was the first to weaponise their venom beyond their natural method of dispensing it (more on this in future).