A squadron is a standard aerospace formation common to most militaries of the Inner Sphere. Most Clans, The Society, ComStar, Word of Blake, Draconis Combine, Taurian Concordat, and Marian Hegemony do not use the term in their military organization.

Faction-specific Squadron Compositions[edit]

Star League Defense Force[edit]

SLDF squadrons were composed of three flights of two fighters, for a total of six fighters to a squadron.[1] The SLDF Navy also used the term squadron to refer to large craft formations consisting of approximately 18 vessels.[2]

Federated Suns, Magistracy of Canopus, Outworlds Alliance[edit]

All three factions use the same squadron structure as the SLDF when referring to fighters.[3][4][5]

Capellan Confederation[edit]

In the Capellan Confederation, a squadron is instead composed of two elements (or triples), each consisting of three fighters, for a total of six fighters to a squadron.[6]

Free Worlds League, Lyran Commonwealth[edit]

Both the Free Worlds League and Lyran Commonwealth use squadrons consisting of three lances of two fighters, for a total of six fighters to a squadron.[7][8]

Free Rasalhague Republic[edit]

Rasalhague squadrons all operate in two flights of two, for a total of four fighters to a squadron.[9]

The Clans[edit]

Some Clans, namely the Ghost Bears[10] and Nova Cats,[11] organized their WarShips into squadron formations during the Clan Invasion era while assigned to the Exodus Road. How this differs from the usual Naval Star designation is not clear.

Related Pages[edit]


  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 14
  2. Field Manual: SLDF, pp. 16–17
  3. Field Manual: Federated Suns, pp. 23–24
  4. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 15
  5. Field Manual: Periphery, pp. 87–88
  6. Field Manual: Capellan Confederation, pp. 33–34
  7. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, pp. 18–19
  8. Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, pp. 24–25
  9. Strategic Operations: Advanced Aerospace Rules, p. 26
  10. Explorer Corps, p. 54: "Known Ghost Bear Facilities"
  11. Explorer Corps, p. 54: "Known Nova Cat Facilities"