- "With the Clone Wars' end, the destruction of the Jedi Order, and the decommissioning of the Kaminoan cloning facilities, the self-proclaimed Emperor and his military advisers determined that the future of warfare was in large-scale naval weaponry—in a fleet of battleships and battle stations that could atomize any enemy, whether on a planet's surface or among the stars."
- ―Mon Mothma
Naval warfare, also known as space combat, or space warfare, was the waging of armed conflict in realspace. It included space-to-space and space-to-ground engagements, and involved specialized starships collectively referred to as warships.
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Tarkin (As space combat)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization (First identified as naval warfare)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (As space combat)
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- Dawn of Rebellion (First identified as space warfare)
- (As space combat)