Capital ships have gone a long way, ever since Man built wooden ships to sail the seven seas back at Terra. Even though technology and the battlefield has evolved to new galaxies, levels, and fields, the basic role of capital ships serving as offensive platforms and power projection roles still remains true. Armed with state of the art weaponry and technological marvels, a single Terran starship has enough firepower to lay waste to an entire planet.
Terran starships emphasize on military efficiency and survivability. They prefer to stay to the rear of battle, supporting the main battle (fought by Terran fighters) from afar with beam cannons and missiles. In addition, each starship is very well armored and shielded for increased survivability, and redundant systems and damage control systems makes it hard to cripple. Kilrathi starships are no match against their Terran counterparts in a 1 on 1 battle.