The navigation tower sent a navigational beacon that helped the Xyston-class Star Destroyers of the Sith Eternal fleet to leave Exegol, since they did not have their own navigation device, so they completely depended on the signal that received from this tower.
Before the Battle of Exegol, the Resistance learned that the Sith fleet's Star Destroyers required the signal from the navigation tower to leave the planet, so they devised a battle strategy to eliminate the tower. When the Resistance reached Exegol, its forces would attempt to destroy it to prevent the tower from sending the navigation signal so that the Final Order Star Destroyers would not be able to leave the planet. To do this, a ground team led by General Finn would be in charge of attacking the navigation tower, while an air team led by General Poe Dameron had to defend them.
Ground forces traveled to Exegol in the Fortress transport, but after their arrival, the Final Order realized that the Resistance wanted to attack the navigation tower, so Allegiant General Enric Pryde changed the navigation signal of the tower to his command ship, the Steadfast, forcing the Resistance ground team to forget about the attack on the tower and turn to their Star Destroyer.
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
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