- "I am Admiral Ar'alani of the Chiss Defense Fleet."
- ―Admiral Ar'alani
The Chiss Defense Fleet, also known as the Expansionary Defense Fleet, 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, as well as Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo before he joined the Galactic Empire. 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.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Chiss Defense Fleet first appeared in Star Wars canon in the 2017 novel Thrawn, written by Timothy Zahn. The Defense Fleet originated in the 1998 Star Wars Legends novel Vision of the Future, and first appeared in the 2004 novel Survivor's Quest, both written by Zahn.
- Thrawn (First appearance)
- Thrawn, Part VI (First pictured)
- Thrawn: Alliances (First identified as Expansionary Defense Fleet)