When the Galactic Republic expanded from the Core, they sent such ships to explore new areas of space. During the reign of Emperor Palpatine, the First Galactic Empire created a prototype scout ship, the Star Herald. The Galactic Empire also made use of the TIE scout, a starfighter model of the TIE line, for reconnaissance missions. The JumpMaster 5000 was another ship designed for long-distance reconnaissance missions and scouting new hyperlane routes.
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- X-Wing: Second Edition – Scum and Villainy Conversion Kit (Card: Contracted Scout—JumpMaster 5000)
- X-Wing: Second Edition – Punishing One Expansion Pack (Card: Contracted Scout—JumpMaster 5000)