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The Naval Intelligence headquarters, originally known as the Republic Center for Military Operations or the Republic military base, was a base of operations and strategic center for both the Galactic Republic and its successor, the Galactic Empire. The Empire used it for the headquarters for its Naval Intelligence Agency, where it formed one of the supreme triangle of Imperial buildings in Coruscant's Federal District.


During the Imperial Era, the building was a shielded, hardened, near-windowless complex that possessed scanner, sensor, and communications arrays on its roof. It also had micro-holocams built in every corner of the complex so that the actions and conversations of every worker could be monitored.[1]



The courtyard of the headquarters

Originally known as the Republic Center for Military Operations, the Coruscant building was constructed by architect Orson Krennic during the Clone Wars.[2] It served as the operation hub[4] and strategic center for the Grand Army of the Republic.[1]

At the summit of the complex was the Strategic Planning Amphitheater, within which a meeting was held by the Strategic Advisory Cell during the first year of the Clone Wars to discuss plans for the creation of a Republic superweapon.[2]

Following the end of the war and subsequent rise of the Galactic Empire[1] in 19 BBY,[5] the former Republic military base[3] was superseded by the Naval Intelligence headquarters constructed over its monads. Together with the Imperial Palace and the COMPNOR arcology, the Naval Intelligence headquarters was part of the supreme triangle of the Federal District.[1]

In 14 BBY,[6] the headquarters served as the meeting place of Emperor Palpatine, his Joint Chiefs of the Imperial Military, and leaders of the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, when a group of rebels hijacked Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's personal corvette and used it to go on a rampage throughout the Empire.[1]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Tarkin
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
  4. SWCustom-2011 The Jedi Who Knew Too Much – The Clone Wars Episode Guide on
  5. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the beginning of the Galactic Empire to 19 BBY.
  6. The introductory paragraph of Tarkin states that the events of the book take place five years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, the events of Tarkin must take place in 14 BBY.