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"I am Admiral Ar'alani of the Chiss Defense Fleet."
―Admiral Ar'alani[src]

The Chiss Defense Fleet,[1] also known as the Expansionary Defense Fleet,[2] was the armed forces of the Chiss Ascendancy. The fleet operated in the galaxy's Unknown Regions, and included Admiral Ar'alani, a Chiss female officer,[1] as well as Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo before he joined the Galactic Empire.[2] The human Eli Vanto, a commander in the Imperial Military and a personal friend of Thrawn, would also join after Thrawn sent him as an Imperial liaison to the Chiss Ascendancy.[1]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Chiss Defense Fleet first appeared in Star Wars canon in the 2017 novel Thrawn, written by Timothy Zahn.[1] The Defense Fleet originated in the 1998 Star Wars Legends novel Vision of the Future,[3] and first appeared in the 2004 novel Survivor's Quest, both written by Zahn.[4]


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