The Royal Space Navy Fifth Fleet under COMOUTFLT (Commander
Outworld Fleet) is based at New Faslane in the Chi Draconis
system. The Chi Draconis system was colonised in 2120 by settlers
from the New Anglian Confederation. Aggressive colonisation
efforts in neighbouring solar systems and a clash for the control
of Chi Draconis by the Eurasion Solar Union prompted the
Admiralty to establish the Naval base of New Faslane along with
the redeployment of the Fifth Fleet to its new primary area of
Today, it is the one of the largest forward-deployed Royal
Space Navy fleets and its area of responsibility encompasses Chi
Draconis and the neighbouring star systems.
Operating to protect far flung NAC colonial interests, up to
40ly from Chi Draconis, the Fifth Fleet, with the
support of its Task Force Commanders directly supports the three
principal elements of the NAC national security strategy:
Deterrence, Forward Defence and Alliance Solidarity. The fleet
thereby promotes peace and stability in this increasingly
important region of space.
The Commander of the NAC Fifth Fleet is embarked on RNS
Hastings (SDN-14). The commander and flagship spend more than
half of each year taking part in operations, exercises and port
visits to allied and friendly colonies. Commander Fifth Fleet
(C5F) performs three jobs. First, C5F can be assigned as a Joint
Task Force commander in the event of natural disaster or joint
military operation. Second, C5F is the operational commander for
all naval forces in the region. Finally, C5F is designated as the
Combined Naval Component Commander for the defence of New
Faslaine in the event of hostilities, and all friendly naval
forces in the theater would fall under C5F control.
The primary missions of the Fifth Fleet are:
1. Defend and protect the territory, citizens, commerce, shipping
lanes, allies and other vital interests of the New Anglian
2. Deter aggression with capable, flexible and mobile NAC naval
forces, co-operating closely with other NAC military services and
the forces of allied and friendly nations.
3. If deterrence fails, conduct prompt and sustained combat
operations to terminate hostilities on terms favourable to the
New Anglian Confederation and allies.
Of the ships typically assigned to the Fifth Fleet, all
operate from NAC facilities at New Faslane and Niagra Creek
(located in the currently uncolonised EQ Pegasi system). These
units represent the heart of the Fifth Fleet and constitute a
permanent, ready and highly capable presence. Other ships are
deployed on a rotating basis from bases at Albion and in the
Barnard's Star system.
On any given day, about 50 percent of Fifth Fleet forces are
deployed in space throughout the area of responsibility. The
composition of the Fifth Fleet is shown here.
There is additional focus on the 23rd Raider Group
and the Battledreadnought RNS Connestoga.
ROYAL MARINE AIR AND GROUND FORCES
Attached to New Faslane is the 28th Marine Expeditionary Force. It is
composed of a Marine Ground Combat Division, Marine Aviation Dropship Wing, and
a Force Service Support Group.
The Marine Ground Combat Division consists of:
- 2 Maneuver Brigades each consisting 2 Tank, 1 Infantry, 1 Heavy Assault Infantry, and 1 Artillery batallion
- 1 Orbital Drop Brigade consisting 1 Tank, 1 Infantry, 1 Heavy Assault Infantry, and 1 Combat Walker batallion
- 1 Divisional Artillery HQ
- 1 Air Defence Artillery batallion
- 1 Combat Walker batallion
- 1 Aero Gunship batallion
- 1 Aero Transport batallion
- 1 Medical batallion
- 1 Engineer batallion
- 1 Service & Transport Maintenance batallion
The Marine Aviation Dropship Wing consists of:
- 1 Interface Gunship squadron
- 2 Medium Lift squadrons
- 1 Heavy Lift squadron
These are deployed as necessary within the
operational area to deal with ground based threats on NAC
colonial and allied worlds.