The Terran Navy is a true testament to the terran way of thinking, utilizing every part of the navy for practical gains when it can be afforded. While not being the best equipped, strongest or biggest - it's certainly the most flexible and cost-efficient navy of the known factions.
While spacefaring vessels have been part of the Terrans' culture for many years, it wasn't until their acceptance into the Assembly that they developed a professional navy. Assisted with resources from the Assembly, the Terrans managed to scale their navy fairly quickly, making it possible to support more and more distant colonization efforts. This rapid expansion eventually led to the confrontation with the Stalkers that sparked the Perseus War.
Due to the Terrans' early encounter with the Stalkers and the prohibition on fleet expansion imposed as a sanction for the bombing of Bedingrade, the Terran navy has adopted a very defensive doctrine, relying on bringing an enemy to a halt or stalemate through strong defensive positioning and mobilization of reserves until a peaceful solution can be found.
The Terran Navy relies heavily on supplies from civilian ships in emergencies and conflicts, which makes the logistical part of their organisation very vulnerable. However, this also makes the navy the most cost-efficient of its kind, boosting the Terrans' economy and growth during peace time.
|United Terran Defense Fleets|
|These fleets are meant to take the brunt of any attack while reinforcements are mobilized. On a daily basis they function as patrol fleets, which is unfortunately not optimal due to their organisation being predicated on more static warfare.|
|Fleets||Task Forces||Battle Groups||Squadrons||Raiders|
|1st Fleet||1 per Fleet||8 per Task Force||8 per Battle Group||4 per Squadron|
|2nd Fleet||1 per Fleet||8 per Task Force||8 per Battle Group||4 per Squadron|
|3rd Fleet||1 per Fleet||8 per Task Force||8 per Battle Group||4 per Squadron|
|United Terran Emergency Fleets|
|These fleets are not operational on a daily basis. They were constructed as part of an emergency protocol after the Oceanhill Incident, and are maintained for emergencies with skeleton crews.|
|Fleets||Task Forces||Patrol Groups||Patrols||Raiders|
|1st Fleet||4 per Fleet||5 per Task Force||5 per Patrol Group||4 per Patrol|
|2nd Fleet||4 per Fleet||5 per Task Force||5 per Patrol Group||4 per Patrol|
|Fleet Admiral||Captain||Master Chief Petty Officer|
|Admiral||Commander||Senior Chief Petty Officer|
|Vice Admiral||Lt. Commander||Chief Petty Officer|
|Rear Admiral||Lieutenant||Petty Officer, First Class|
|Lieutenant (j.g.)||Petty Officer, Second Class|
|Ensign||Petty Officer, Third Class|
|Armies||Acarid Army • Champion Army • Changeling Army • Cyborg Army • Ercinean Army • Farseer Army • Giant Army • Guardian Army • Insectoid Army • Leviathan Army • Marauder Army • Neomorph Army • Phantom Army • Reaver Army • Ronin Army • Sentinel Army • Stalker Army • Templar Army • Terran Army • Wraith Army|
|Navies||Acarid Navy • Champion Navy • Changeling Navy • Cyborg Navy • Ercinean Navy • Farseer Navy • Giant Navy • Guardian Navy • Insectoid Navy • Leviathan Navy • Marauder Navy • Neomorph Navy • Phantom Navy • Reaver Navy • Ronin Navy • Sentinel Navy • Stalker Navy • Templar Navy • Terran Navy • Wraith Navy|