The Alliance Defence Force is essentially a small rapid deployment force consisting of ships from the Alliance member navies. It's maintained under the command of the Council of Admirals to respond to any crisis - humanitarian and military. Additional forces can be provided by member system's navies if the Council of Admirals makes an emergency appeal to the Alliance Assembly. It's abbreviated as ADF.
"Militarily, co-operation has been more successful. Each member system contributes a portion of its navy to the Alliance Defence Force – the total contribution being proportional to the system's gross domestic product (GDP). It is led by the Council of Admirals, a six-strong body made up of one leader from each of the largest member navies. The council can act swiftly without government approval, which has proved very effective, and over the years there has been little disagreement between the admirals. Contributed vessels generally bear the decals of their own navy, but have an additional Alliance Defence Force decal applied while they are with the group – so the culture of identity and independence (and rivalries) applies here too."
"Barring the small Alliance Defence Force for defending key components of the Alliance Navy to compare with the other major powers. Instead a headquarters organisation exists staffed by the Council of Admirals and their staff. The Alliance Defence Force is essentially a small rapid deployment force made up of ships from the member navies, and is maintained under the command of the Council of Admirals to respond to any crisis - humanitarian and military. In an emergency additional forces would be provided by member navies if the Council of Admirals makes an emergency appeal to the Assembly."
The Alliance Defence Force doesn't have a ship manufacturer as a major supplier. There's some collaboration such as with Lakon Spaceways which resulted in the Type-10 Defender. It's a weapons platform capable of withstanding heavy, sustained attacks during a Thargoid encounter. It was revealed on December 17, 3303.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Tourist Beacon 114
- ↑ Galactic News: The Origin of the Alliance
- ↑ Victoria Wolf VI and Commodore Stone launch Operation Augeas
- ↑ Support for Aisling Duval - 13 APR 3304
- ↑ Elite: Dangerous Newsletter #22 http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=dcbf6b86b4b0c7d1c21b73b1e&id=f72c0f91b2
- ↑ Galactic News: Lakon Announces New Ship